The most anticipated graphic novel of 2016: from the creator of Ghost World.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.
Patience 3.5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
entertaining page turner; not condescending.
More than 1 year ago
Love, time travel, and inescapable mortality.
Although completely unrealistic, this book is as realistic as any could possibly be. The settings and actions in time are absurd, but I've never seen true, raw love explained and expressed so purely.
Following the inexplicable death of his wife, Patience, Jack spends years obsessing over finding and punishing her murderer. Given the opportunity to hop through time and space, Jack travels through Patience's history, skulking in the shadows in a vain attempt to somehow stop her murder from happening. As can be expected when someone tries to mess with time, Jack ends up paying for his actions and seeing more than he bargains for.
The art style is vibrant, futuristic, clean, and sometimes nauseating. I've never read anything by Clowes before, but this was an instant favorite. Although he creates Jack as a character who rarely shows much emotion after his wife's death, his actions speak loudly of the love lost along with his partner. This is a beautiful and depressing story that I must now compare all other love stories to.
A legendary comic strip finally given the Fantagraphics treatment.Before authoring one of the most beloved
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This is the third book in a series of five collecting Harold and the Purple
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2016 Eisner Award Winner for Best Comics-Related Book! This biography reveals the true story of
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This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities
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This book collects production material for Gene Deitch’s classic animated shorts about a well-intentioned bumbler.Inspired
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This volume collects the years 1951-1952 dailies of the popular comic strip, with extras such
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Haunted by his long-lost love, Prince Valiant journeys back to the land of his birth.As
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