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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!

Weighty matters

31 October 2008


Crippen weight cartoon

Are you still allowed to have middle aged spread when you’re in your 60’s?! Like most Crips my impairments means that I’m a bit limited on what I can achieve in the form of exercise (well that’s his excuse - Ed) and this inevitably means that I’ve put on more weight than I would like … OK, more weight than my GP would like. I personally think it suits me, and comments like ‘How’s it hanging fatty’ from the likes of Kit Wells is just down to pure envy I’m sure! weight cartoon...

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Access derailed

25 October 2008


Crippen gap cartoon

I was wandering around the various web sites and blogs the other day and came across an article by a young Disabled woman who’d been left on a train after everyone else had got off and apparently forgotten about. She’d sat there for about four hours until cleaners came on the train and found her. I honestly thought that this type of problem was now a thing of the past. How naive could I be?! gap cartoon The UK’s national rail watchdog has recently undertaken a study of people using the...

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20 October 2008


Crippen stabilisers cartoon

I think I’ve mentioned my friend who’s recently taken to using a wheelchair and has suddenly been confronted with the realities of Disability discrimination (remember him trying to use a credit card in a pub?!). Well, he’s now decided that he’d be better off with a power chair as he’s getting totally pissed off with having to clean dog shit off his hands whenever he self-propels down the road each time! stabilisers cartoon It’s not just the dog shit either he tells me, it’s the...

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Boob job

10 October 2008


Crippen boobjob cartoon

I’ve done a couple of articles and produced several cartoons of a sexual nature over the years, obviously all involving Disabled people in one position or another ( pun intended!). boobjob cartoon That’s the thing about sex and disability, for a lot of non-disabled people they just don’t go together. In one of my cartoon book called ‘Cripes, it’s a Crip’ I devote one chapter to the subject of sex. Nothing too heavy, but enough to provoke a response from someone (non-disabled of...

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May contain nuts

3 October 2008


Crippen WCs cartoon

Every now and then I produce a cartoon that gets an adverse reaction from our non-disabled brothers and sisters. This one on a mental health theme is one such example! WCs cartoon Not even bothering to check out the facts surrounding the cartoon, these critics launch in with a string of invective usually headed up by ‘How very dare you …!’ Most of the time I simply ignore them, as it detracts from the whole point of having constructed the cartoon in the first place – to get a reaction!...

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