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 six, Georgia explores the bilingual nature of her city of Montréal. Most of the city’s denizens have their own dialect, piecing together their primary language with pieces of what they know from their second language to communicate with others. Though she’s trapped outside of a spoken language, Georgia takes a moment to revel in this beautiful dance between English and French, before the reality of her throat injury creeps back.
With essays about language written in the authors’ second languages by Julie Maroh (in English) and Sarah Glidden (in French).