On to the Next Dream
A new book by artist and writer Paul Madonna
Originally published as The Eviction Series,
in the strip All Over Coffee
Available April, 2017, from City Lights Publishers
Praise for On to the Next Dream:
"For years I've been intrigued and charmed by Paul Madonna's careful and thoughtful drawings of overlooked nooks and by-ways of San Francisco. In his new book he now combines them with manic, delirious, and increasingly paranoid writings as he struggles with the all-consuming City dilemma of gentrification; of who came first, who gets to stay, which wave of usurpers is more 'real' and deserving than the next, and finally, what happens when someone decides it’s your turn to go. Beautiful and engaging."
—Sandow Birk, visual artist
"Madonna has created a kind of San Francisco Realism, details so absurd, cruel, and beautiful that they can only come from our infuriating home. If Charlie Kaufman squatted in an illegal sublet in Armistead Maupin's mind, this would be the lovely tenant."
—Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life
"Paul Madonna's On to the Next Dream is bleak, terrifying, hilarious and lovely."
—MariNaomi, author and illustrator of Turning Japanese
Praise for Everything is its own reward by Paul Madonna:
"The book is fantastic. Of time and tenderness. Beautiful drawings. Beautiful text. Ethereal and serious at once. The book is its own reward."
—Maira Kalman, illustrator
"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."