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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!

Crippen is asked to look back over his work during 2009.

23 December 2009


The cartoon that started off Crippen's career as a disabled cartoonist

Our esteemed Editor Colin has invited the dao bloggers to look back over the past year and highlight some of the events that have crossed our keyboards. Never one to stick to a brief and usually finding ways to expand the boundaries (Ed: Tell me about it!), I delved into my back-up hard drive, clicked on the folder marked 'the beginnings' and came across the original cartoon that had started me on my career as Crippen. I've redrawn it several times since then, adding colour, altering the...

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Crippen looks at what Cast Offs has done for Disabled people in the UK

20 December 2009


Crippen's cartoon about the Channel 4 comedy drama Cast Offs

Most of you will have either seen it (or heard the audio description)  or will have read about it. Either way, you'll have realised just what an impact the new Channel 4 series Cast Offs, starring REAL disabled people in the roles of the disabled characters has had on the disabled community. Fed up to the back teeth with non-disabled actors playing disabled characters, crips around the UK have voted a resounding YES! for this pioneering piece of television comedy drama. The episode that...

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Crippen posts his favourite christmas card cartoon

15 December 2009


Crippen's favourite christmas card cartoon

This time of year I'm often asked to produce cartoons for christmas cards for the many groups and organisations of Disabled people throughout the UK. This year however, there's been a noticeable reduction in these requests, mainly due, I'm told, to the fact that many of these organisations are just too strapped (lacking funds) to be able to afford to have cards printed and posted this year. So, in the spirit of good will and co-operation that exists at this time of year I thought it would be a...

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Trevor Phillips looks to Cast Offs as a possible solution for 'the disabled'

7 December 2009


Crippen portrays Trevor Phillips' Cast Off solution for 'the disabled'

Not having had access to a UK television, I've not been able to see the new crip series Cast Offs on Channel Four. However, I have seen most of the reviews and other material that's been available on t'internet so I've had a pretty good idea of the story line, etc. I'm also fortunate in knowing several of the disabled actors who are appearing in the series so, what with Facebook and our other networking resources, I'm slowly gathering enough material for a commemorative cartoon about this...

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Crippen looks at the gatekeeping imposed by some disability professionals

2 December 2009


Crippen's cartoon about Occupational Therapist knowing best

Having been in a similiar situation myself, I empathised with an email I received the other day relating a story about a sadistic Occupational Therapist (OT). The bottom line was that the crip in question was being denied the use of a wheelchair because her OT considered that it would make her lazy. The fact that by using a walking frame rendered our crip totally exhausted everytime she used it, also meant that any time she had between periods of travel were spent recovering for the next part...

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