Reviews

  • "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
  • "No cartoonist alive devotes as much effort as Daniel Clowes to mapping the differences between the way people see themselves and the way they really are… Clowes’s work is characterized by such technical perfection and well-calibrated acidity… Clowes’s new book, Patience, is an enormous undertaking, not just in length but visually and in narrative scope."

    Sam Thielman, Guardian
  • "Clowes does realism impeccably…but he is also fond of letting the irruption of the hyperreal or fantastical not so much shift gears as change the entire vehicle… This is a deeply affecting book…its sustained undertow of tenderness and melancholy giving it a surprising delicacy."

    Neel Mukherjee, Guardian
  • "Clowes’ drawings are as uncompromisingly honest and deadpan as ever, and the twists towards the end are expertly plotted, making Patience a brilliant addition to his great body of work."

    Doug Johnstone, Big Issue
  • "A naturalistic feel and the confidence that many contemporary fiction writers try to achieve… It’s a time-travelling love story by a beautiful, twisted genius."

    Vice Magazine
  • "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
  • "Patience by Daniel Clowes is the NEXT great book you are going to read… But this book is so good it should cross over into the arena of those who don’t normally partake of books in which images and words intersect… read this, fall in love with its majesty… Don’t miss out."

    Bookmunch
  • "Tender and heartfelt, exciting and bizarre, Patience is interested above all in the stories we tell ourselves about love."

    Rachel Cook, Observer
  • "As the time travel escalates the book heads towards entropy, gripping us to the very last panel and reminding us just why Clowes is held in such high regard. This is an essential purchase."

    Pete Redrup, Quietus
  • "Creating weird worlds, subverting genres and confounding expectations is what Clowes does best."

    Tim Noakes, Dazed Digital