Dumb chronicles Georgia Webber’s throat injury, and her rehabilitation through not speaking. Through a well-crafted visual language, Georgia tells the story of how her work, relationships with friends, and day-to-day living is dramatically altered by not being able to talk. Prose essays by writers who think deeply about vocal cords supplement each issue’s theme.
In issue three, Georgia tries to figure out how to navigate her newly rearranged lifestyle. Most importantly, how will she communicate with others? A pad of paper? A dry-erase board? TEXT MESSAGE?! Georgia discovers that so much casual etiquette revolves around talking, and that her inability to participate in such pleasantries can give the wrong impression to her friends.
Notes on Silence is this issue’s essay by Laura Broadbent.