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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!


19 December 2008


Crippen Brantub cartoon

I’m not hearing much disability wise about the new Equalities Bill that has just gone through – either good or bad! Usually there’s something that I can get my teeth into (got them in today have we?! – Ed) … that Colin can be so cruel! As I was saying … there’s usually something that I can create a nice controversial cartoon about – hopefully giving our new Minister for Women and Equality, Harriet Harman a bit of a hard time. But náda! Brantub cartoon So, what do you do in a...

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Cuddly toys

12 December 2008


Crippen custard cartoon

Most of you know me as a bit of an old cynic (A bit?! – Ed) when it comes to anything remotely resembling a charity run by non-disabled people for Disabled people. They inevitably end up portraying us as a pathetic group of sub-humans; patronise us and sell us to the general public as pitiable objects in need of their money in order to make our lives at least bearable (or am I being a bit harsh again?!) custard cartoon However, something caught my eye this morning whilst dropping my breakfast...

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Hide and seek

5 December 2008


Crippen wheelchairs cartoon

I often lay awake at night worrying about the fact that Joe and Jolene Public have a really difficult time relating to those of us who have long-term illnesses, those of us with psychological conditions, and not forgetting our brothers and sisters who are learning Disabled – in effect those of us who have hidden impairments. It must be so hard?! wheelchairs cartoon And now, just to make it even more difficult for them the government are putting into place all of these new initiatives which...

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Do I come here often?!

1 December 2008


Crippen Memory cartoon

Do you ever get to where you were going and then forget completely why you were going there?! Or find someone coming towards you that you know, and for the life of you, can’t remember their name (I did this when approaching a mirror once … scary!). Memory cartoon I suppose that it’s another aspect of getting older. The old short term memory just starts to fade away. I can remember what I had to eat for breakfast during an event some 23 years ago, but can I remember what I did yesterday...

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