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New York, NY: Georgia Webber and Kriota Wilberg at McNally Jackson Books
November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Dumb’s protagonist Georgia lives the relatively carefree and ordinary life of a twentysomething in Montreal: working at a café, volunteering at a local bike co-op, and going out on the town with friends. But when a sudden unanticipated throat injury forces her into months of silence, her life is thrown into disarray. Unable to work her customer service job, she must find new income. Conversing with friends becomes complicated and exhausting. And she is forced to give up a hobby she loves — singing! Navigating a world that appears to be closing in on her seems more and more impossible.
Georgia Webber is a cartoonist living in Toronto, where she is the Comics Editor for carte blanche. She is best known for Dumb: Living Without a Voice, her autobiographical comics series about living with a vocal disability, published in book form by Fantagraphics in 2018. She’ll be discussing the intersection of comics, art, and self-care with Kriota Willberg, author of Draw Stronger.