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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!

Knocking down the wall

29 June 2012


Crippen's cartoon of disabled people knocking down media wall

Last week at the Shape media conference I had the pleasure of meeting Kristina Veasey. She has taken part in two Paralympics and talked about her own experiences competing as a disabled athlete. For most of us non-athletic Crips, and in particular those of us involved in disability arts, the world of the Paralympian seems remote to say the least. We see them as single minded Super Crips with no interest or involvement in disability politics and protest. What we do hear about are those sporty...

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Conference on media representation of disabled people during the Olympics

18 June 2012


Crippen's look at media representation of disabled people

On Tuesday of this week (the 19th June) I'll be attending the DAO/Shape conference to be held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, in London. The aim of the conference is to bring together both disabled and non-disabled professional journalists and disabled artists and to look at how disabled people are being represented in the mainstream press, specifically during the Cultural Olympiad.  I'll be creating and then presenting cartoons based upon the discussions taking...

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Disability Graffiti

10 June 2012


A young wheelchair user is holding a red spray can with which he has just added graffiti to a large billboard

I posted this cartoon on the Crippen Cartoon blog the other day and because I've started to get some interesting comments about it, I thought I'd share it with you on this Disability Arts on Line blog. I'm still amazed at the number of Disabled people who don't know who Atos are. Despite most of them having gone through, or are due to go through the Government's Benefits Assessment programme. The Assessment is, of course, being carried out by Atos. They are paid a handsome...

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Extreme sports

4 June 2012


Crippen's take on extreme sports

It's funny where your mind goes when you let it wander ...

Take the Paralympics for example. I wonder if they'll be looking at existing skills in order to incorporate them into the events schedule?

I'm waiting for the 'abuse non-disabled disability professionals' event myself!

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