Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Life in Activism and Comics: An Interview with Joyce Brabner

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - There's a good chance that if you think you know Joyce Brabner, you're picturing actress Hope Davis: a chronically serious woman whose small face is hidden behind a heavy head of long brown hair and big, round glasses. In reality, Brabner's hair hasn't been that long for a while, and she is serious, but not that serious, she tells me. Soon into our conversation, I can see what she means: Brabner doesn't smile much, but she has wry sense of humor. She speaks for stretches of time, in paragraphs and pages, but peppered throughout are one-liners that - as a journalist, at least - you know immediately you need to get down. Comments like "I had to wade through a lot of sticky testosterone to get to where I am," which is not only vivid enough to call up something surreal, but also funny, because it's true.


Tell us what you think.

Tell us what you think.

Help continue to make SPACES one of the best places by filing out this survey and telling us what you think. MORE

Exhibition Preview
View Calendar

23 Exhibition Preview

26 Opening Reception

04 Baby, It's Cold Outside