that he doesn’t particularly seek but that instead finds him, usually through his stories. With his pen and sketch pad, he starts outlining his subjects on site, often taking photographs to capture the way shadows are cast at the moment of inspiration and later working on the pieces in his home studio.

Though he is disciplined in his art making, he finds himself unable and unwilling to schedule drawing because, like many artists, he lets the ideas dictate the practice. This peaceful yet chaotic process allows him to create in the best mood, as it strikes. There will be times when he is sketching and a story idea comes to mind, so he sets his pen down and picks up his notebook to write an idea, often unused for months, that somehow finds its companion in drawings during his many travels around the globe and locally.

Madonna’s long-running All Over Coffee strip published in the SF Chronicle brings his artistry to the masses, addressing esoteric intricacies of life that are surprisingly and unintentionally relatable to our daily lives. Paul believes that the literal is boring. This view is easily recognizable as he strays away from the traditional way of cartooning by means of acting out dialogues with imagery.


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