Comics Artist Georgia Webber: Presentation, Signing, and Musical Performance by Holiday Rambler
On Thursday, October 4, at 6pm, comics artist and author Georgia Webber will give an experiential presentation of her work and her new graphic memoir Dumb: Living Without a Voice, to be followed by a Q&A, a signing, and a music performance by Holiday Rambler.
Part memoir, part medical cautionary tale, Dumb tells the story of how an urban twentysomething copes with the everyday challenges that come with voicelessness. Webber adroitly uses the comics medium to convey the practical hurdles she faced as well as the fear and dread that accompanied her increasingly lonely journey to regain her life. Her raw cartooning style, occasionally devolving into chaotic scribbles, splotches of ink, and overlapping montages, perfectly captures her frustration and anxiety. But her ordeal ultimately becomes a hopeful story. Throughout, she learns to lean on the support of her close friends, finds self-expression in creating comics, and comes to understand and appreciate how deeply her voice and identity are intertwined.
Georgia Webber is a comics artist, writer, and editor living in southern Ontario. She is entirely occupied by the intersection of health and art, making music, comics, and facilitating health workshops from this point of fascination. She loves performing, creating connections, and collaborating with others. Georgia is best known for her debut graphic memoir, Dumb: Living Without A Voice (Fantagraphics 2018), the chronicle of her severe vocal injury and sustained vocal condition which causes her pain from using her voice.
Holiday Rambler is a songwriter with a guitar and two hands. A native of Wellford, South Carolina, he will sing a few songs for his homeland following Georgia's presentation.