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 eight, Georgia finally receives what seems to be helpful treatment from a professional, and begins a regimen of therapeutic exercises. In flash-backs, and current conversations, Georgia wonders how much of her identity is wrapped up in her voice. When a key method of communicating one’s self is cut-off, how cut-off does your personality become?
With an essay by Whit Taylor about being outside of what is considered mainstream, and talking about it.