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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!


26 November 2008


Crippen dropped cartoon

Most of you have gathered that I’m now down in Spain much of the time. ‘Do I stay in the UK and put up with aches and pains brought on by the cold and wet, or do I spend most of my time in sunny southern Spain?!’ Bit of a no-brainer really! dropped cartoon The only down side is that living out in the sticks as we do, the concept of accessibility is virtually non existent (you may remember the tale of a wheelbarrow being used to get a Disabled neighbour down the mountain!). There has been...

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14 November 2008


Crippen Creatures cartoon

I had the opportunity the other week of either running with a cartoon about the continuing adverse effect that disability charities have with regard to the portrayal of Disabled people, or one about a woman with big boobs. I chose the boobs! Creatures cartoon I’d like to say that it was a subtle and clever use of metaphors, but unfortunately it only came to me after I’d uploaded the boobs cartoon and then read an article in the on-line Disability Now about a debate organised by RADAR...

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7 November 2008


Crippen ecotowns cartoon

The UK government’s plan to start work on building five new eco-towns has emerged from the second round of the government’s public consultation on eco-towns which started at the beginning of this month. Sounds like it could be a very good thing. Exciting huh?! ecotowns cartoon There’s mention of good quality, low priced, environmentally friendly homes and the need to get the housing market moving again during this economic downturn – great, all commendable - , but … nope, just checked...

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