Everything Is Its Own Reward: An All Over Coffee Collection

by Paul Madonna (Illustrator)

Hardcover, 2011




City Lights Publishers, (2011)


"mesmerizing . . . When his international images are paired with his sparse, poetic words--sometimes thought-provoking one-liners such as 'You don't get anywhere without searching' and sometimes long, meandering sections of dialogue and story--the effect is haunting."-- Oprah.com 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 bookAll Over Coffee, offering an even richer catalog of pen and ink cityscapes, short stories, conversations, and thoughts. Entertaining and moving, gorgeous to look at, Madonna's work remains unique and unclassifiable. This full color, hardbound edition comes complete with a removable poster.… (more)

Media reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this exquisite second collection from his long-running weekly San Francisco Chronicle series All Over Coffee, Madonna captures snapshots in time as he explores the relationship between image and text . . . With pieces depicting San Francisco, New York, Barcelona, and Tokyo, Madonna's work is
Show More
something to savor.
Show Less

User reviews

LibraryThing member obtusata
First and foremost, Paul Madonna's art is stunning. But, he's stories and thoughts were also very interesting.


Original language



Page: 0.1218 seconds