Death is Not the End: A Review of Patience by Daniel Clowes


Few artists have done more to elevate the status of comics in the public imagination than Daniel Clowes, and Patience, as befits a graphic novel billed as “a cosmic timewarp deathtrip to the primordial infinite of everlasting love,” is his longest and most ambitious work yet. It opens in 2012, as underemployed schlub Jack Barlow finds his pregnant wife Patience dead in their apartment, brutally...

Bookishness: Week of February 6, 2012


Tumblr: good for more than just Ryan Gosling memes Stuck as to what Tumblr might be good for aside from Ryan Gosling memes and finding pictures of cute haircuts? The Millions has broken tumblr down from a bookish perspective in their guide to literary tumblrs. A scientifically foolproof approach to love among bookworms Assuming we’ve all taken the advice of Mr. John Waters (which is to say...