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?