The “ironey” is lost on me

I am highly offended by your cartoon that shows someone in a green hat, and brown pants, and who is a photographer [“Brent Brown: Ironey the Iron,” Nov. 16 Xpress]. I walk these streets all day wearing about the same outfit, taking pictures. I would hate to assume that this is supposed to be a caricature of me.

Yes, I sit with homeless, and many others as I spend my days here. I can assure you though, as a land and homeowner in Vermont, and having an apartment to stay in while here, that I am not homeless. I also have viewers of my work all over the world. I do not see any homeless persons walking these streets with photography equipment or handing out cards about the video and photo work I do. Yes, I was offended.

I could not figure out why persons were walking up to me today telling me all about services that the homeless have here. When I told them I do not need those services they seemed shocked. Now I know why. I am sure that you would not have posted a caricature of some better-known local artist like that. I consider this defamation of character.

— Patty Cooper
Asheville

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12 thoughts on “The “ironey” is lost on me

  1. D. Dial

    To the photographer, thou dost take umbrage yet flatter thyself, immensely, and concurrently. Well done!

  2. bill smith

    Well, he did call you the ‘best photographer in town’.

    I, too, am outraged at that cartoon, for I also have two eyes and a nose ear clothes, much like another figure he lampoons. I am suing. We should geta lawyer together.

  3. Micah Mackenzie

    Ummmm. I think it’s Ironic if you don’t get IRONY! Funny Cartoon~ Good job bringing those issues to light. Kudos with M&M’s to Brent

  4. Micah Mackenzie

    Ummmm. I think it’s Ironic if you don’t get IRONY! Funny Cartoon~ Good job bringing those issues to light. Kudos with M&M’s to Brent

  5. Jon Elliston

    Also, it would be nice to have a link here to Brent’s response, so that folks who read this won’t miss his response.

  6. zen

    Asheville finally has so many photographers that we’re mistaking us for ourselves. Photographers are the Graphics Artists of ’90s.

    Thanks Brebro for both the funny cartoon and the sly nod to Micah’s situation.

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