An abuser left the SF muralist and All coffee Paul Madonna is an artist with dislocated intestines, a collapsed lung, and shoulder and leg injuries that will have him in a wheelchair – and unable to create art – for some time. .
Few artists have been more closely associated with San Francisco than Paul Madonna, as the architecture of San Francisco has been an important and integral part of his work. Madonna is famous for her series of cartoons All coffee ran for 12 years in the Chronicle (and continued in Broke-Ass Stuart), although he published five books, including his 2011. Everything is at its own cost won the NCBA Best Book Award. His cartoons have appeared on Tacolicious, Starbucks, and the Google campus, he designed an Anchor Steam label, and ironically, he started his career as a first-time illustrator at MAD magazine.
But the career of Paul Madonna soon came to a dangerous crossroads. The Examiner reports that Madonna suffered multiple serious injuries in a car accident and hit and run, with multiple injuries causing her to leave her career and work for a while.
We were heartbroken to hear about friend of the shop Paul Madonna, whose pictures and books we were so fortunate to display, met with such a terrible accident. He will survive, but the medical bills are high and they could use the help we can provide. 💚 https://t.co/xAKgNlbwNR
— Green Apple Books (@GreenAppleBooks) November 15, 2022
We’ll let the Paul Madonna Recovery Fund GoFundMe tell the story, telling the painful and painful details.
“On Sunday, Nov 6, our friend, writer and artist Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee) was involved in an accident. when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz that was driving on the wrong way at about 65 mph,” he said.
“Paul was rushed to SF General’s international trauma center where he underwent four hours of surgery to repair major internal injuries (including liver and spleen injuries) , and her stomach ruptured her diaphragm forcing internal organs into her lungs),” it continued. “He also suffered a brain bleed, a broken nose, a torn carotid artery (which will not heal), a dislocated shoulder, a severe nerve injury with swelling in his left leg and right ankle.”
“Paul is expected to make a full recovery, but he has a long road ahead,” the lawsuit continued. “The fact that he’s so small means that Joen and Paul have had to modify their home to accommodate a wheelchair, an adjustable bed, etc. In a few weeks, he will undergo surgery to repair his ankle, which will require pins and plates as well as physical and occupational therapy.
“Like many of you reading this, Paul is a dedicated artist. He writes and draws every day in his studio,” the GoFundMe notes. “This incident will greatly affect his work for the future.”
The Paul Madonna Recovery Fund GoFundMe is just shy of $85,000, with two $10,000 donations submitted in the last day. But this does not cover Madonna’s health costs, and she is looking at a long life.
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