Everything is Its Own Reward: An All Over Coffee Collection
Beginning with his hometown of San Francisco and traveling to cities such as Paris, Rome, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo, Paul Madonna delivers his second body of drawings and writings. This stunning new collection, a testament to an artist and storyteller's careful observation of both the external and internal worlds, outdoes the masterful performance of his first book All Over
I also enjoy getting a peek at someone's notebook, so this book jumped out at me in the library. What first stood out were the lists of daily activities, sentence fragments, and small epiphanies incorporated into highly rendered s ...more
the drawing is terrific, funny, tender and attentive, lively lines and sensitive sepia washes. madonna begins in thrall to architectural details (san francisco is a good town for him) and gradually opens up to the spaces between walls and hills. this is some of the most sculptural drawing i've seen.
the text juxtaposed over these drawings is uneven, sometimes interesting, often banally profound and "poignant." but here's the things: the cliches sl ...more
-- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"In Everything is its Own Reward, Paul Madonna has not only pressed graphic fiction way beyond its present boundaries, he has created a new and st ...more