All Over Coffee HC (2007) comic books 2007
1st printing. By Paul Madonna. All Over Coffee blends the timing of comics with the depth of poetry. Artist and writer Paul Madonna has fused art, literature, and comics by pairing timeless cityscapes with philosophical musings and poignant stories in masterfully rendered ink-wash drawings that surpass the art of Ben Katchor in elegance and architectural detail. His work has been compared to "a meeting of the tone of Edward Gorey, the uniqueness of Chris Ware, and the artfulness of Raymond Pettibon." Quirky, whimsical, and often profound, All Over Coffee's stunning imagery and thoughtful writing combine to create a conceptual world, both dreamlike and familiar. This selection will delight anyone who has ever lived in or visited San Francisco-or dreamed of doing so-with its original, off-the-beaten-path view of the city and its inhabitants. Hardcover (Widescreen Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 176 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.