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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!

They came in the night ...

28 October 2012


Crippen's cartoon about police intimidation of disabled people

Several nights ago, a young disabled woman was at home on her own when a knock at the door heralded the arrival of police officers from the local constabulary. She claims that there aim was to intimidate her into stopping posting comments on Facebook critical of government cuts and specifically the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and their attacks on the rights of disabled claimants! Several other reports have now filtered in of similiar tactics by police in other areas. It's...

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We say ENOUGH!

24 October 2012


Crippen's abuse reporting cartoon

It is being stated that physical and sexual abuse has been prevalent within mental hospitals, disability institutions and care establishments throughout the UK for the past 50 years. Many of the incidents that were reported were allegedly ignored, either because the resident or patient was not believed or because it was not considered in the 'best interest' of the care community to make such allegations public. Now we have a growing list of statements made by people who were...

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DWP and ATOS taken to task ... at last!

19 October 2012


Crippen's cartoon about ATOS loopholes

Someone in Parliament has finally found the guts to stand up and accuse the DWP of being totally inept in its dealings with ATOS. I  didn't have much time for Margaret Hodge MP, especially when she was Minister for Disabled People, but her recent statement in the House of Commons as Chair of the Public Accounts Committe will have redeemed her in the eyes of many of us Crips. Pulling no punches, she told MPs: "The DWP's management of this contract has been unacceptably loose...

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It's a feeding frenzy!

18 October 2012


Crippen's cartoon about a feeding frenzy

It's like a feeding frenzy out there. All the funding that was originally allocated to us Crips to enable us to live and work out in the community seems to be slowly but surely eaten away by the vultures of private enterprise. You'll know about the biggest vulture, I take it? The French company ATOS who've had the contract to get as many disabled people off Benefit as they can. As an added incentive, the ConDems also gave ATOS a bonus for every Benefit payment that they stop. And...

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The hypocrisy of David Cameron

12 October 2012


Crippen's cartoon about welfare cut deaths

Disabled people across the country are furious following the Prime Minister's comments at the Tory party conference about his own experiences based on his late disabled son and father. He painted a rosy picture of the lives of disabled people in the UK following the recent Paralympics and that people were now "seeing the person and not the wheelchair". Although as one pundit commented, thanks to his policies people saw neither the person or the wheelchair, but instead saw a...

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A cut too far?!

8 October 2012


Crippen's funding cuts cartoon

Following the sad demise of yet another Disability Arts organisation due to funding cuts, I'm letting my cartoon speak for itself this week ...

RIP dada South/Ardent Hare



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Disabled snacks for the poor?!

3 October 2012


Crippen's Soylent Blue cartoon

For those of you too young to have seen the 1973 film Soylent Green with Charlton Heston this cartoon won't have the same impact on you that it will to us oldies. It was basically about a futuristic government getting rid of its dissidents and solving a world wide food crisis by turning them into food - Soylent Green! We're being such a pain in the arse to the present Tory government that it's a wonder they haven't thought of this as a solution for us! Remember ... you are what...

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