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 The Numinous Tarot, an inclusive, intersectional Tarot deck, and Ignition Zero, a completed urban fantasy webcomic with over 350 pages, both done entirely in watercolor and ink. Noel has been a witch since 2001 and has been reading Tarot since 2003. 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: June 5, 2018.)