Review: Patience


Daniel Clowes

Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication date: 2-Mar-2016
Date Finished: 14-Mar-2017
Format: hardback
Pages: 180
Genres: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
ISBN: 978160699059
Source: library
Challenge: Goodreads Challenge

Reading Challenges: Goodreads


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.”



This book was quite a trip. There were many moments of “what the ****?”I’m not sure exactly how I feel about this graphic novel, but I know it definitely was not my favorite.

The art style was very distict and colorful, just not my kind of style. I mixed up characters a couple of times because of how similar they looked.

An aspect that intrigued me is the illustration of how the future is depicted. It looks high-tech and sleek. I always enjoy reading and seeing people’s hypotheses of the future.

I must say that this is definitely a graphic novel for adults. There are many mature topics discussed in the story such as assault, rape, and abuse.

Overall I would mildly recommend it as an interesting sci-fi, with the preface that I still don’t know whether I like it or not.

About the Author

“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. With filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, Clowes adapted Ghost World into the 2000 film of the same name, and also adapted another Eightball story into the 2006 film Art School Confidential. Before Eightball, Clowes worked on comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, which in the later issues stronger foreshadowed some of the social criticism of his work with Eightball.”


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