Book Review by Kevin Wolf If I had to give a one word description to this graphic work it would be “Loud” or if two words: “Brilliantly Loud.” Dumb: Living without a Voice, a Graphic Memoir by Georgia Webber is brilliant because it’s a very smart work and because it’s visually stunning. This work is in black and white, with the loudness coming from the orange/red portrayal of the author/artist’s and everyone else’s voice. This graphic work shows the changes, often wordlessly, that Ms. Webber goes through to recover from the loss of one of her essential characteristics: her voice…. Read More
This beautifully rendered and produced zine is serializing Georgia Webber’s struggle with being what is diagnosed as “a vocal abuser.” Her condition requires her to remain silent for long stretches, to rest her vocal cords. The two-color zine uses red as a character, an emotion, pain, a state of despair, and more. It’s quite lovely and worth checking out! There are three issues available to purchase at the time of this review.