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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!

Free text versions of cartoon books

30 April 2009


Crippen logo

Just a quick heads up about the text versions of my cartoon books that are available on the web. I've just completed the 'Sex and Sexability' book and it should be up on the site early next week. The idea is that you'll be able to download these for free. If any one has any problems with their screen reading software and these text versions please let me know and I'll get on to the magic man, Ken Scott, who does all of my web work (you didn't really think I handled all of that side myself did...

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23 April 2009


Wogan cartoon

It had to happen I suppose, I’ve joined Facebook, or rather I’ve had to join Facebook; not that I mean that I was forced to join, just that if I wanted to find out more about the ‘We shot Pudsey Bear’ movement I had to be a member of Facebook, so I joined (still with me?!). As I understand it, the ‘We Shot Pudsey Bear’ concept originated from that young fireball Clair Lewis who wanted to recreate the energy of the Telethon demos that a lot of us were involved in during the...

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A2W Experiences

17 April 2009


snip cartoon

Fellow crip Lorraine Gradwell at Breakthrough UK is asking if you have had any positive or negative experiences of the Access to Work scheme (A2W). If so, she’s asking you to write in and tell her about it. The hope is that this will maybe help others avoid some of the pitfalls that still exist. This is hot-on-the-heels of the government announcing an additional £8 million for the A2W scheme (designed to support Disabled people at their place of work). This now takes the funding to £77...

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All change?!

7 April 2009


steering cartoon

Only eighteen months down the road and people are already abandoning the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) like the proverbial sinking ship! The chief executive, Nicola Brewer, is heading for pastures new along with the organisation's group director for strategy, Patrick Diamond. Commissioner Kay Hampton has already departed, and now our old mate Sir Bert Massie, former chair of the Disability Rights Commission and one of the 16 commissioners who run the body has said that he also...

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Ed's Art

2 April 2009


EdsArt equal

I’ve decided to show another Disabled cartoonist’s work in this week’s blog slot. Probably shooting myself in the foot here aren’t I?! You may have seen some of Eddie Freeman’s cartoons running in Disability Now over the past several months. I’ve known Eddie for many years and during this time his style has changed a lot. He now uses avatars as his main character base which provides his cartoons with a high tech, modern look when compared against the more traditional method. Eddie...

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