The Story

Ignition Zero is an urban fantasy comic about a group of friends who get mixed up with faeries and spirits! It takes place in the fictitious city of Glory, Maryland in the fall of 2011, and covers the adventure Robbie, Orson, Neve, and Martin have with their friend, a spirit they call Ivory. Only Ivory--and those they've been defending her from--may not be what she seems. There isn't always a clear right or wrong side to a story...

The cast of Ignition Zero is largely queer-identified in some way, and there is definitely some adorable queer romance involved in the story! However, this is not a story about being queer or all that can entail. It is simply an urban fantasy story with a diverse cast, and anyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity should be able to identify with them!

The Author/Illustrator

My name is Noel Arthur Heimpel; I write, draw, color, and otherwise create all of the content for Ignition Zero. I'm 25 and graduated with a B.S. in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking from Towson University in 2013. It's my deepest desire to create positive stories for queer-identified people, minority groups, and fringe cultures which don't use those identities as plot devices. As a queer, genderfluid trans person, I know how hard it can be to come by such stories, and I want to change that. 

I'm a Scorpio and in love with reality cooking shows. I am a polytheist, witch, and Tarot reader and have been for most of my life. I love nature, science, hiking, cooking, reading...lots of things! My pronouns are they/them. I was born and raised in Maryland, but recently moved to Seattle, WA!

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me a message on Tumblr or an email at the below address! I'll get back to you as soon as i can. I'm more than happy to help or to address something I may have said/put in the comic which is problematic or made you uncomfortable. Also please please please contact me if there is ever a skeezy ad on the sidebar so I can boot it off the site; I do not approve the ads before they're displayed.

LAST UPDATED: 03/30/16


Links to me:

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  4. Portfolio

Have a problem? Drew fanart? Have a question? Email me at: noelheimpel@gmail.com