In artist Paul Madonna's weekly comic series All Over Coffee, San Francisco architecture—and coffee—seem to be the main characters. Beautifully detailed drawings of SF scenes, combined with disembodied voices that almost feel like the city's collective consciousness, give an ethereal quality to the pieces.You can catch All Over Coffee every Sunday in the Pink section of the Chronicle, and it's archived online as well. Paul also updates his web site every Monday with a new free cartoon.
This month, there are several ways you can get to know Paul and his work a little better:
• Tonight from 7 to 10 pm at 312 Valencia @ 14th street, there is a Book Release Party for Paul's collection of past to present work from All Over Coffee. You can also buy the book at a discounted price from City Lights Books.
• Paul is also part of the Life in Comics exhibit at the Oakland Museum, which is located at the Oakland Airport. (Sorry, couldn't find a direct link. Their website is a bit confusing!) The show runs until July 11.
• On May 12, Paul will be at the Charles Shulz Museum as part of their Artist in Residence program.
• He's also part of a panel discussion at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 29.
• And he's doing two radio interviews: One with Dennis Morton on KUSP 88.9 FM, Santa Cruz, on May 29, and on Cover to Cover with Denny Smithson on KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, on May 30.
KQED's Spark has a great profile of Paul, as does the Chronicle. In addition, Paul illustrated 826 Valencia's San Francisco Literary Map, as well as A Writer's San Francisco, A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul.
After the jump, Paul Madonna's answers to SFist questions, and another illustration.