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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!

Monday, April 28th 2008

28 April 2008

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Disabled cartoon

Homogeneous group: I’m currently working on some new cartoons for use by Disability Equality trainers in the UK. It goes without saying that these people are themselves Disabled and not from the ranks of the non-disabled disability professionals that still exist (don’t get me going!). This is one of the cartoons I’ve come up with regarding the use of negative terminology around disability. Lots of people still refer to us as ‘the Disabled’, as if we’re really...

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Clearer Image

28 April 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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Sex!

28 April 2008

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By the way, I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned this before but I’ve now got several new cartoon collections available on the Crippen section of my web site (several times! – Ed). Funnily enough, I’m getting the most hits on the ‘Cripes, it’s a Crip’ booklet that has a chapter entitled ‘Sex’. Strange that … If you fancy taking a look at what’s available, here is the link for the Crippen ‘products’...

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Thursday, April 10th 2008

10 April 2008

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abled cartoon

Our cousins over the water: I often get requests from American magazines for cartoons. Well, to be more exact, they more often ask me if they can use one of the cartoons that they’ve seen on the web site or this blog. These e-zines (web based magazines) are usually run by a Disabled person with a specific impairment, and they feature issues relating to their own particular group of Crips. The Yanks sometimes have a bit of trouble getting their heads around our Social Model understanding...

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Hola Dolly

10 April 2008

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If like me you follow Dolly Sen’s blog on this site (click on the blog’s link up on the right) you see that she’s added some of her amazing poetry this month. That woman certainly has a way with words. I also noticed that she doesn’t mention her own web site, so here is
the link for that. Enjoy.

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Comments

10 April 2008

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Thanks for the comments on the last blog entry folks (the one below regarding Francesca). It's really great to get feedback so keep it coming.

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Torch boycott

4 April 2008

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tibet cartoon

Disabled comedian Francesca Martinez has withdrawn as a torch carrier for the Olympic Games saying she felt that taking part would legitimise violence in Tibet. YES! At last someone with the guts to stand by their principles. Not like some of the other people who are withdrawing, mainly because they don’t want to get involved in the politics, but who are giving a whole range of excuses for so doing!? ‘ … er, I’ve suddenly remembered I’ve got an appointment at the … er, dentist...

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Response

4 April 2008

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I stand corrected. Apparently sport is more important than having your country, your people and your culture systematically destroyed by a superpower (and on this occassion I mean China!). Olympic athlete Steve Redgrave sums it all up in an article he's written for today's Gruaniad (5 April). He says 'I think people have realised athletes are a cheap hit, a way to get publicity for whatever cause they're trying to fight for.' Must get a bit confusing eh Steve,...

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