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Paul Madonna's renowned comedian, "All Over espresso" were working for twelve years within the San Francisco Chronicle while he used to be evicted from his longtime domestic and studio within the challenge District, ground-zero within the “tech wars” reworking town. by surprise discovering himself yet one more sufferer of San Francisco’s overheated boomtown housing marketplace, with its hovering costs and rampant evictions, Madonna made up our minds to exploit his comedian as a cathartic public platform to discover the event, and to seize the complicated, hugely charged surroundings of a city—and a life—being pressured via a painful transition. In a chain of drawings and tales, Madonna inspires the experience of vertigo caused through being compelled from his domestic, and the roil of feelings that take place as he enters into the city’s brutal festival for a spot to reside. the road among truth and surreality starts to blur presently, in actual existence and in his comedian. Absurd, maddening, and all-too-poignant, those drawings and tales trap the spirit of not only San Francisco, yet a cultural epidemic that has now unfold to towns all over the world. "For years i have been intrigued and charmed through Paul Madonna’s cautious and considerate drawings of missed nooks and by-ways of San Francisco. In his new e-book he now combines them with manic, delirious, and more and more paranoid writings as he struggles with the all-consuming urban challenge of gentrification; of who got here first, who will get to stick, which wave of usurpers is extra 'real' and deserving than the subsequent, and at last, what occurs while a person comes to a decision it’s your flip to move. appealing and engaging." —Sandow Birk, visible artist "Madonna has created a type of San Francisco Realism, information so absurd, merciless, and gorgeous that they could purely come from our infuriating domestic. If Charlie Kaufman squatted in an unlawful sublet in Armistead Maupin's brain, this might be the beautiful tenant."—Joshua Mohr, writer of All This lifestyles "Paul Madonna's directly to the subsequent Dream is bleak, terrifying, hilarious and lovely."—MariNaomi, writer and illustrator of Turning jap "Simply pleasant. i actually do not like a lot available in the market, i actually do not, yet directly to the following Dream i could not placed down. It was once sharp, shrewdpermanent, sincere, and perhaps the funniest publication on eviction ever written."—New Yorker cartoonist and ny instances bestselling writer, Bob Eckstein, Footnotes from the World's maximum Bookstores "Progress—that is, gentrification—marches on in San Francisco, for larger and for worse, during this fantastical narrative from the author of everywhere espresso. What separates directly to the subsequent Dream from different tales of gentrification is the unusual experience of unreality (oddly equivalent to Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, of all issues) that accompanies artist/writer Paul Madonna’s fictionalized fight to outlive in a quickly altering San Francisco."—Deborah Krieger, Popmatters "Much has been written concerning the 'tech wars' that experience made residing in San Francisco an very unlikely dream for old-timers and younger staff. For author and picture artist Paul Madonna, the problem turned own while he came across himself evicted from his project District domestic. Combining narrative and his precise portraits, directly to the following Dream depicts Madonna’s fight to discover new digs."—Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury information "Paul Madonna is the writer of the lengthy working San Francisco Chronicle sequence, everywhere espresso. His new e-book, directly to the following Dream, deals an absurdist tackle his eviction from his project District domestic of ten years. Absurdist, yet all too genuine. . . . Madonna should still win a unanimous vote for top ebook commencing of 2017.”—Randy Shaw, BeyondChron "Madonna has a brand new publication that describes one of those residing nightmare that started while he got an eviction realize from his landlord that despatched him into surprise. In fresh, crisp phrases and stark photos, directly to the following Dream describes an emotional trip that took Madonna from anger and desperation to disgrace, disappointment and acceptance.” —Jonah Raskin,...

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