cartoonist, illustrator, Tarot reader, witch


b. 1986, HK.

Noel Arthur Heimpel is a lifelong artist, writer, and witch living in Seattle. They were born and raised in Maryland, and graduated from Towson University in 2013 with a BS in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking. They are the creator of Ignition Zero, a completed urban fantasy webcomic with over 350 pages done entirely in traditional media. Noel is also currently working on the illustrations for the Numinous Tarot, an inclusive and mystical deck which will be Kickstarting in 2017. Noel's hobbies are being excited about vegetables and getting emotional thinking about cartoons while washing dishes. Their name is pronounced like "knoll" and not like the Christmas song. Noel is a queer, nonbinary trans person and uses the pronouns they/them.

Storytelling is Noel's foremost passion, and their most heartfelt mission is to create stories which contain a huge variety of people, especially those with underrepresented identities--specifically, stories which are not about those identities. There is a distinct need for stories in which everyone gets to be a full person with experiences outside of being queer or confronting other "identity narratives," and this is the niche Noel strives to fill with their work.

(last updated bio: January 4, 2017.)