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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

Wrong legs

29 August 2008


Crippen exocrip cartoon

Remember Wallace and Grommet and the 'Wrong Trousers'? Well … A robotic set of legs to help people paralysed from the waist down has been designed by a Disabled Israeli engineer. exocrip cartoon Crippen exocrip cartoon The device effectively mimics the exoskeleton of a crab. By using a backpack device and braces on their legs and by selecting the activity they want from a remote control wrist band, users can stand, walk and climb steps. Although users have to walk with crutches, they control...

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22 August 2008


Crippen cripclop cartoon

I thought that I’d combine a couple of political issues that have been picked up by my radar this week. Our Bert Massie (Sherbert to you mate!) has expressed strong reservations about the way in which the government has gone about the setting up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), upon which he sits as a member of the disability committee (oops!). cripclop cartoon He thinks there should have been a review to determine the exact needs of Disabled people in relation to the...

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Perfect human

15 August 2008


Crippen Cripclone cartoon

Human cloning in order to produce the perfect human being got me to thinking. We already have perfect humans - in the shape of the limitless variety of Disabled people that inhabit this earth, so what is it they are really looking for? Cripclone cartoon Most of the warmest, kindest, creative, gutsy people I know are Disabled people. And just think what this world would have missed if it were only populated by so-called perfect, non-disabled human clones. We’d have had very little classical...

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Super crips

8 August 2008


Crippen steps cartoon

Many people credit me with the access cartoon showing a Dalek stuck at the bottom of a flight of steps when setting out to conquer the world. I’m not sure who came up with this gem; it might have been the late Steve Cribb, I only know that it struck a cord for people when looking at physical access issues. steps cartoon Nowadays Daleks appear to have developed the ability to levitate up and down any steps that they come across in their mission to exterminate mankind. Useful skill if...

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Teaching disability

1 August 2008


Crippen teaching cartoon

Having many friends within the Disabled People’s Movement who came up through the special educational system, I’ve been given a bit of an insight into just how effective this system works. O.K, there are those who have come through it and have carved a niche for themselves, for example as Disabled academics (mostly women now I come to think about it). But for the most, being singled out from an early age as special, along with the inevitable self fulfilling prophesy that comes with being...

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