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Free Speech Handbook

Season 6, Ep. 87.5

Writer and Artist Interview


Greetings, Explorers! We’ve got a special episode for you. Ian Rosenberg, an attorney and writer, and Mike Cavallaro, an artist with over 30 years of experience in comics and animation, stop by to chat about their new graphic novel, the Free Speech HandbookFirst Second published the book in 2021.


Free Speech Handbook is part of the World Citizens Handbooks series of six graphic novels. Two of the other books in the series are What Unites Us by Dan Rather and Why the People by Beka Feathers. Free Speech Handbook and the rest of the World Citizen Handbooks are available now.


Ian is a media lawyer and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. Additionally, he is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and since 2003 has provided legal counsel for ABC News.


Mike has worked in comics and animation since the early 90s. His body of work, to name just a few, includes the Eisner Award-nominated Parade (with Fireworks)The Life and Time of Savior 28Foiled, and Curses! Foiled Again, and the Nico Bravo series, a 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids selection.

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