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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!

Always enough petrol to burn the evidence!

31 March 2012

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Crippen's Cameron burning the evidence cartoon

Following on from my last blog about the passing of the law proposing changes to the National Health Service, I have since had more information passed to me about a document called the 'Health Bill Transition Risk Register'. Never heard of it? Then you're not alone. Apparently our dear Prime Minister and his cronies are desperate for us not to see it. They've even gone so far as to refuse to comply with a ruling by the information commissioner to publish it! The reason that...

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Continuing the fight to save our NHS

25 March 2012

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Crippen's health cuts cartoon

I realise that it might appear to be a 'closing the stable gate after the horse has bolted' type of scenario, especially as the government's health changes have survived their final parliamentary test and are set to become law. But I can't help feeling that there's something we can all still do to forestall the seemingly inevitable conclusion. I suppose, having received treatment through the National Health System (NHS) several times over recent years, I can be forgiven for...

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The passing of a legend: a tribute to Vic Finkelstein

10 March 2012

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Photograph of Vic Finklestein

Having been out of things for most of the last 12 months I was saddened to hear that the political activist and god-father of the disabled people's movement Vic Finkelstein had recently died aged 73. Originally deported from South Africa in the 60's for his support of the anti-apartheid movement, Vic was the main architect of 'The Fundamental Principles of Disability', published in 1975, which argued that the problems faced by disabled people were caused by society's...

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Blogs away

7 March 2012

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Crippen's Rogues Gallery cartoon

I have also reopened my Crippen Cartooning Blog in conjunction with this blog on DisabilityArtsOnline web journal. Non-disabled people are warned not to visit this other blog if they are of a delicate and sensitive disposition. Like my work on this blog, all my cartoons have text description inbuilt. Just click on the cartoon to bring it up. You can view Crippen's Cartoon Blog by clicking...

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Crippen Flickr Site

4 March 2012

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Crippen corrupt message cartoon

Hi boys and girls. You'll be pleased to hear that I've made about 200 of my more recent cartoons more accessible by uploading them to a unique Flickr site. The cartoons have been split into sets and you'll find a hot button for each set on the right hand side of the page. Alternatively you can hit the 'slideshow' link and see them that way. If you want to use any of them as part of our continued struggle towards full equality, please do so (you can cut and paste). All I ask...

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Sticky buns!

4 March 2012

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Crippen's cartoon about not working for free

One of the main problems affecting many disabled people at the moment is a lack of income. And, as a result, a reduction in the ability to make those choices that affect the quality of our lives. Until recently, many disabled people earned a reasonable income from providing professional services to organisations which provided disability equality training for their workforce, as part of complying with their legal obligations in relation to employment and providing services.  But recently...

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