All Over Coffee #664, collaboration with John King


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John King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, a post he created in 2001. Before that his gigs at the paper included several years covering City Hall, which included a Paris foray to keep an eye on Willie Brown. In 2011, Heyday published his book Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings, based on a feature that like All Over Coffee appears in the Sunday Chronicle. John grew up in Walnut Creek and here’s a note of serendipitous trivia: his father worked for 20 years in the tower shown in Paul’s drawing (which Paul didn’t know when drawing it).


Paul Madonna is the creator of the series All Over Coffee (San Francisco Chronicle 2004-2015), and the author of three books, All Over Coffee (City Lights 2007), Everything is its own reward (City Lights 2011), which won the 2011 NCBR Recognition Award for Best Book, and Close Enough for the Angels, his first full-length, illustrated novel. His drawings and stories have appeared in numerous international books and journals, as well as galleries and museums, including the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Oakland Museum of California. He was the founding Comics Editor for, has taught drawing at the University of San Francisco, and frequently lectures on creative practice, even when not asked. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and was the first (ever!) Art Intern at MAD Magazine (1993-94), for which he proudly received no money. Find more at More from this author →