DUMB #4 and #5 to DEBUT at TCAF!
DUMB #4 and DUMB #5, by Georgia Webber
24 pages, stapled
Red and black, Self-published
In Toronto-based artist Georgia Webber’s debut series, Dumb, the silent medium of comics is used to describe her own silence — the result of a vocal injury sustained in October 2012. After chronic pain forced her to stop speaking for all but a handful of minutes a day, Georgia set about creating new ways to communicate, to continue life, and to support her recovery. Her comics tell the story of her turbulent internal experience alongside the unique reactions and situations that arise. Her recovery, like the series, is ongoing.
The story is being serialized online at www.georgiasdumbproject.com. Updates Monday and Thursday.
+ Print Only: Additional Content +
With these new editions, Georgia brings you into the larger project a little further by including prose introductions by special guests on facets of the voice not included in her comics. A music writer heralds the power of the scream, a social activist learns to speak for herself, a language-learner explores new vocal personalities, and a professional opera singer-turned-voice-coach describes her instrument and the need to care for it.
+ Praise for Dumb +
Georgia Webber nominated in the Spotlight (“Nipper”) category of the 2014 Doug Wright Awards!
Dumb #2 nominated for an Expozine Alternative Press Award!
"In Dumb, the feeling of powerlessness to express oneself is expressed in a completely articulate and powerful cartooning voice. It’s a totally fascinating and meaningful comic.”
— Dash Shaw, creator of New School and Bodyworld
“Dumb is a passionate recount of a painful, frightening and very human experience.”
— Eleanor Davis, author of the forthcoming How to Be Happy (2014)
"Georgia Webber’s Dumb has an interesting subject matter that ropes you in and I’m here to tell you that it delivers. Dumb is a pleasure to read and I bug Georgia about the next issue whenever I see her.”
— Ed Piskor, author of Hip Hop Family Tree
"Georgia Webber’s DUMB is an excellent example of how comics can do things that other mediums can’t.”
— Glyn Dillon, author of The Nao of Brown
+ Summer Travels +
Catch Georgia in the following cities on the following dates!
May 9 - 11, Toronto (TCAF!)
May 18, Portland, ME (MECAF!)
May 29 - June 1, Chicago, IL (CAKE!)
June 28 - 30, Baltimore, MD (Graphic Medicine Conference!)
July 26 - August 6, Vancouver, BC; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA (TBA)
+ About the Author +
Georgia Webber is the comics artist behind Dumb, a series chronicling of her severe vocal injury and ongoing (mostly silent) recovery. She is the Comics Editor for carte blanche, Guest Services Coordinator for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and Distribution and Marketing Director at Paper Pusher and Papirmass.
Full biography at www.georgiasdumbproject.com/about
+ Contact +
For additional information, contact Georgia at georgiasdumbcomics [at] gmail [dot] com.