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Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:180 pages

    Patience Reviews

  • karen
    Nov 11, 2016

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best graphic novels & comics category 2016! i may have done myself a disservice by reading Dark Matter immediately before reading this book. both are stori...

  • Sam Quixote
    Aug 18, 2016

    In 2012, Jack and Patience are poor but in love and about to have a baby. But Patience’s past of sketchy ex-boyfriends catches up with her and, returning home from work one day, Jack discovers her s...

  • Kevin
    Mar 12, 2016

    Clowes unleashes a time travel love story on his unsuspecting fans. It's funny how even when Clowes gets a little too goofy on the science side or syrupy on the romance, his artwork and style propels ...

  • Artemiy Nizovtsev
    May 18, 2016

    A pretty cool psychedelic sci-fi time-travel thingie. I never read anything by Clowes before, despite having his Ghost World on my shelf for ages, but Patience was an enjoyable enough read and a good ...

  • Emre Yavuz
    Nov 22, 2015

    Good old Daniel Clowes. I really liked this one. It's like Ghost World meets Terminator :) ...

  • Matthew Quann
    Dec 02, 2016

    Patience, Daniel Clowes five-years in the making graphic novel, is a fairly standard time travel romance story with enough snappy dialogue and wacky art to warrant the price of admission. The first th...

  • Derek Parker
    Mar 26, 2016

    My experiences and reactions reading this book are twofold: reading it with the publicity hype in mind and reading it outside of that paratext. Fantagraphics really played up the fact that this was a ...

  • Ma'Belle
    May 09, 2016

    I felt like I needed a shower after reading this. Instead, I noted to myself my main impressions from it from start to finish, and then slept nearly 14 hours.I'm not going to read all the hype and pos...

  • Donovan
    Aug 30, 2016

    Nice to meet you, Daniel Clowes. Thanks for blowing my mind. Your artwork is staggeringly impressive. Naturally I've arrived late to the party. This is my first Daniel Clowes read. I know, I know. Why...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Oct 09, 2016

    Time travel stories are so hard to do because there are several stories that have set high standards (A Sound of Thunder, Behold the Man, The Time Machine). Daniel Clowes does a great job of putting u...

About Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes

Daniel Gillespie Clowes is an Academy Award-nominated American author, screenwriter and cartoonist of alternative comic books. Most of Clowes' work appears first in his ongoing anthology Eightball (1989-present), a collection of self-contained narratives and serialized graphic novels. Several of these narratives have been collected published separately as graphic novels, most notably Ghost World.