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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!

A poem by Infannity entitled Bin

26 August 2010

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Crippen's cartoon based on a poem on mental health by Infannity

I'm often asked to produce some artwork or a cartoon for a piece of poetry or prose that has been created by a fellow artist. This one in particular fired my imagination and made me want to share it with you. BIN (for Jimmy Fingers, with peace love and understanding) The place has walls, I can touch them if I wish, I could no longer tell you their colour they are the same colour as all the walls in all the other places. Here I wander Here I touch and feel Here no-one can hurt me. Here I am...

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Crippen takes a cynical look at the use of bounty hunters to round up benefit cheats

21 August 2010

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Crippen's cynical take on the benefits bounty hunters

A recent survey shows that society has completely fallen for the latest piece of CONDEM misinformation that millions of pounds are being claimed fraudulently, especially those benefits that are designed to assist Disabled people to compete more equally in the work place. They also endorse the use of paid Bounty Hunters to track these alleged cheats down. The fact that the government’s own figures show that this fraud claim is a complete nonsense and that millions of pounds lay unclaimed...

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Crippen's work with Disability Cornwall and the Discover magazine

20 August 2010

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Crippen looks at the world of the prosthesis

One of the groups of Disabled people I enjoy producing artwork for are the editorial team of Discover magazine, the ‘voice’ of disabled people in Cornwall and the quarterly publication of Disability Cornwall. Not for them the black and white photocopies of several A4 sheets, stapled at the corner and containing inaccessible text and artwork (often my cartoons, which I produce in full colour, end up looking like an indecipherable mass of greys and blacks with no real clue as to...

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Crippen orders his very own 'mini-Mandeville' Olympic soft toy

9 August 2010

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Crippen's cartoon about Olympic toy Mandeville and Pudsey

Wow ... from Tuesday 24th August you'll be able to order your very own 'mini-Mandeville', the soft toy manufactured in China to represent the crip part of the 2012 Olympics. It's only 25 pounds plus 4.95 delivery (guaranteed delivery within 2 days, or if you can't wait that long you can pay extra for next day delivery!). Sorry to report that the boxed sets are already sold out, but you can always make your own box I would have thought?! The only thing that worries me is that it says in the...

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Crippen reports on his recent visit to the Arts and Disability Forum, Belfast

7 August 2010

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Crippen's cartoon about the dangers of cartooning NI's politicians

If like me, you've never visited Northern Ireland, take my advice and go there immediately! I arrived at Belfast's International terminal to discover an oasis of green rolling hills and fields surrounding a city that boasts more interesting architecture, live entertainment, theatre, exhibition spaces, museums and friendly open people than most other places I've been to. Gallery and Events Officer Leo Devlin was there to welcome me at the offices of the Arts and Disability Forum (ADF) and...

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Crippen receives a well deserved honour?!

5 August 2010

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A photograph of Disability Cornwall's Crippen Rooms

Back from a three week break which has included a visit to Belfast's Disability Arts Forum (of which, more to follow) Crippen resumes his blog with news from the West country.  I've had what some would ironically call a well deserved acolade! Having recently moved into a new, purpose built set of offices, Disability Cornwall agreed to hold a competition to decide what to call their all singing, all dancing suite of accessible toilets and changing rooms. Care to guess what they came up...

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