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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!

Hoops

28 March 2008

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hoops cartoon

Olympics rant (again!): As I mentioned in this blog last year, funding within the UK is continuing to be sucked into a huge void labelled ‘The 2012 Olympic games’. At the time of writing the bill for this has risen to a spectacular £9.5 billion from its original estimate of £2.5 billion. It’s also likely to go even higher as we now discover that the Government may have overestimated the money (by £1 billion) it can get for land it plans to sell off after 2012. We know that this has had...

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Terminated

28 March 2008

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On the first day of operation at Heathrows new Terminal 5, Matt Duffy was stuck on a flight arriving into Heathrow from Glasgow for more than an hour. Then when he was eventually transported to the terminal, the wheelchair user was met by a kerb. ‘I couldn't even get into the building without getting up a step,’ he said. ‘It is totally unbelievable as far as I am concerned.’ The terminal was 20 years in the planning, cost £4.3 billion to build and its staff...

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Competition

28 March 2008

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I noticed that Disabled cartoonist Eddie Freeman has posted a comment on this blog. Many of you won't know Eddie, but he's the guy who drew the very funny Blind Dogs for the Guides cartoon that appeared in the Disability Arts on Line magazine some while back. I thought that he'd retirement on the money they must have paid him, but it appears he's still around. Come on Eddie, get your finger out mate and let's see some more of your excellent work!

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Ouch

28 March 2008

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Have you seen the article that the Ouch site is currently running about Disability Art? It's mainly centred around the proposed Disability Archive at Holten Lee and is asking for feed-back. Here is
the link for it. Worth having a look I reckon.

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Publications

28 March 2008

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Incidentally, I’ve now got six new e-books as well as a cartoon calendar up on the web site. Here is
the link for that.
The books cover everything from the Social Model to Sex (thought that would get your attention!). Let me know what you think if you decide to indulge yourselves (Wondered when he'd try to plug his new books! - Ed).

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Our thoughts

28 March 2008

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I was really saddened to hear that Sally Wells, who'd been together with Kit for some 40 odd years has died. I had the privilege of working with them both on several occasions, the most memorable when they were co-producing a film about disability cartooning for Channel 4. She was a lovely, kind and caring woman and the world is going to be a much sadder place without her. Our thoughts are with you Kit. … And don't forget, you can comment on this, or any other Crippen cartoon...

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Clearer Image

28 March 2008

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If you want to see a clearer image, just click on the cartoon and it will change to a larger size. You'll also find a description of the cartoon along with the enlargement (this is provided for screen reading software).

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Criteria

11 March 2008

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Criteria cartoon

I blundered into an on-line arts chat room the other night and got talking to some folks about the inclusion of Disabled artists into mainstream arts venues and resources. This cartoon came from the ‘discussion’ that ensued, and pretty well sums up the attitude of the non-disabled people (artists?) who were on-line at the time. This was as far away from Social Model understanding as you could imagine by the way, and the majority only had an understanding of disability art through the...

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Nothing new

2 March 2008

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Expert cartoon

Back with a new desk top computer after my old laptop crashed and burned just before Christmas, I’m hoping to get back into providing you all with regular blog entries once again. (I’m surely being punished for something I did in a former life?! – Ed) One of the things that I’ve been doing whilst I’ve been waiting for the computer fairy to come and replace my dead laptop is drawing a lot of new cartoons. These are mainly for some new cartoon books that I hope to have available on my...

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