Media lawyer Ian Rosenberg teams up with veteran illustrator Mike Cavallaro for a graphic work that vividly and creatively explains the complexities of America’s free speech protections. The pair cover ten concepts, including such areas of protected speech as criticism of public figures, profanity in broadcasting, leaks of confidential information, and the line between parody and libel. They cite recent examples to illustrate each major concept, as well as a number of past cases to show how legal precedents have been set. All in all, this is an informative and inspiring guide.
When budding cartoonist Wylie Kogan reaches out to his hero for advice, he gets more than he bargained for. Set in conservative 1960s Los Angeles, what starts as a portfolio review turns into a fun and exciting look at an unconventional, whirlwind relationship that goes beyond mere physicality. Told with humor and heart, Yes, Roya focuses the trust that must exist within the relationship among dominants and submissives, as well as positively represents kink, polyamory, and queerness.
In this poignant and harrowing account of Lee Ok-Sun--a former WWII "comfort woman"--Gendry-Kim protests and rolls back decades of efforts by the Japanese government to obscure the role these women played as sexual slaves to the Japanese military. With her delicate brushstrokes, the artist transports us from Ok-Sun's fraught youth to her post-war fight for justice and recognition, and her art is in constant conversation with her material--both rendered more powerful by her eschewing graphic depictions of wartime horror in favor of simple distillations of larger emotions and moments. The author inserts herself in the story as well, providing insight via reflections on her work that illuminate both individual traumas and one of the darkest parts of recent history. What results is a moving, important piece of work that will stay with you for a long time.