In the wonderfully weird world of media, there’s an old saying: “If you run a cartoon of sketch drawings of the city accompanied with slice-of-conversation observations that delights half your readership but makes the other half livid, then you’re doing something right.” Such is that case with Paul Madonna
’s All Over Coffee
, which has been dividing readers of the San Francisco Chronicle
since 2004. Madonna’s got an effective ace in the hole, though; even the strip’s most dedicated haters are tickled each time they recognize a scene from the streets of San Francisco. Madonna discusses his new book, Everything Is Its Own Reward
, on Sunday, May 22, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.