Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro join Justin Soderberg this week on Capes and Tights to discuss their Free Speech Handbook graphic novel.
Free Speech Handbook draws on parallels between 10 seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook creates a practical framework for understanding our free speech protections. The book will be released on November 30, 2021.
The art mixed with talented writing allows for a great way to introduce the subject of free speech to those who don’t want to sit down and read a couple hundred page book with just text.
About Ian Rosenberg
Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. Rosenberg is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech (NYU Press 2021), which Kirkus called in a starred review, “Essential reading for journalists, political activists, and ordinary citizens alike.”
About Mike Cavallaro
Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include Eisner Award–nominated Parade (with fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28 (written by J.M. DeMatteis), Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again (written by Jane Yolen), Decelerate Blue (written by Adam Rapp), and the Nico Bravo series (a 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids selection).
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