everything is its own reward

publisher: City Lights Press

type: Book, complete project

spec notes: One-piece case-wrapped hard cover. 240 pages, printed full color. Includes large poster contained in pocket on inside-back cover.

This was the second full-length collection of Paul Madonna’s All Over Coffee from his San Francisco Chronicle strip. Continuing with the aim of our first collaboration, the purpose of the format is to break up the sense of narrative that the reader would gather from opening the book the traditional side-to-side way. Instead, we hoped to give each drawing its own moment in time by pausing the reader’s movement through the book, and to detach each piece from its neighbor, therefore from any necessary or implied narrative to that neighboring drawing, allowing each drawing to have its own full impact, its own meditative completeness.