Patience is an indescribable 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-colour story 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. The story opens in 2012, when Jack Barlow, returns home to find Patience, his pregnant girlfriend, murdered. We meet him next in 2029, still haunted by the murder. He hears of a guy who thinks he's invented a device that enables time travel. On the next page Jack is in 2006, watching Patience on her dates with boys. Is one of them the killer?
Dan Clowes' most important graphic novel since Ghost World and David Boring
"Daniel Clowes is back and better than ever." Creativebloq.com "Patience is a new high watermark for the author, but also for the medium as a whole... Clowes is a singular voice, not just in comics but in American literature." Independent "Compelling and richly written graphic novel... A comic in genre but a thriller of a nightmarish narrative in execution, the hardback is a colorful, 180-page paean to passion from the lauded US scribbler and screenwriter." -- JAF Monocle "Acerbic, melancholic humour that drips off each and every page... I hope Patience might be the project that finds him the larger audience he deserves." -- Jack Arnott UK Press Syndicate "Clowes mixes retro-styled visuals with eye-poppingly colourful surrealism and although it has the pace of a thriller, it's also soaked in a feeling of helplessness as its characters struggle to control the world in which they live." Metro