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    I like working in series, so instead of just doing one separate body of work, what if I come up with a different rhythm, instead of every week, what if I make it every year? And so I'm still setting up a series, a repetition, but it's a completely different work flow.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: work  body 
     
    I set up a system for myself where I work on a lot of pieces at once. I'll switch between them and keep working on a piece until it comes together, and then I'll publish it. This way some pieces can take a year if they need to. The trick is to just make sure one is ready every week.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: work  year 
     
    On to the Next Dream is so outlandish. I call it absurdist fiction, because the story is utter hyperbole. The story builds to such an exaggerated and ridiculous pitch that there's no way it can be true - and yet, because it's based on the current cultural climate, it feels as if it is.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: true  stories  fiction  dreams 
     
    We've become to living with absurdity, and that to make people to see how much so, I had to ratchet up the insanity.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: people  living  insanity 
     
    On to the Next Dream became about much more than me facing a challenging situation; it became about how all of us feel when we're thrust unexpectedly into change. It's about how we all hold onto personalized visions of our lives, our city, and our culture, and what we do when reality forces us to confront the impermanence of those visions.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: reality  live  culture  vision  dreams 
     
    Our job is to translate the lies, deceit, and anxiety that poisons our cultural water supply into an understandable form that we can digest.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: lies  anxiety  job  water 
     
    The thing about how that process works is that it's more about the editing and time for judging the ideas. Most pieces I publish each week have been around for months. This is a response to the beginning of the strip, when I was making them so quickly. I would just conceive a piece, finish it, and then the next day see it in the paper. That was when I was doing dailies four days a week.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: time  work  process  ideas 
     
    In hard times, beauty can seem frivolous - but take it away, and all you're left with is hard times.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: beauty  time 
     
    We tear ourselves inside out for something the world may love, then base our worth on that.
    — Paul Madonna
    tags: world  tears  worth 
     
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