Last year, Rumpus Comics Editor Emeritus Paul Madonna released a limited gallery edition of an illustrated novel, Close Enough for the Angels. Happily, this led to a commercial edition, released nationally by Petty Curse Books in September.
In October, Paul sat down with Rob Goodman for an episode of Goodman’s podcast Making Ways. The two discussed Paul’s journey to where he is today, the hard work and hustle of being a successful comic artist, stories from his time as an intern at MAD Magazine, and, of course, Close Enough for the Angels.
Listen to Paul’s conversation with Rob below (or click here), and take a sneak peek at some of the artwork from Close Enough for the Angels.
Your career path is rarely a straight line. Marketer and illustrator Rob Goodman talks to creatives of all walks about their unexpected paths to success. Whether you’re pursuing your dream job, seeking mentorship, or simply want to hear from people thriving in creative fields, Making Ways will inspire you as you blaze your own trail.
Close Enough for the Angels is the story of Emit Hopper, an artist who became famous for a book he never meant to write. Now he’s written another, and filled it with his drawings. This is the story of why.
Images from Close Enough for the Angels © Paul Madonna and provided courtesy of author.