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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!

Dear Comic Relief

28 February 2013

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Slippery slope

Dear Comic Relief, have your ears been burning lately? They should have been, because you have been a hot topic amongst members of the disabled people's community over the past month. Things came to a head recently when Prime Minister David Cameron appeared on your fund-raising music video with One Direction. Many disabled people - who are being subjected to massive cuts in their benefits, allowances and legal rights - felt that this was one PR stunt too far! In fact, I understand that...

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Crippen defending a charity - whatever next?!

21 February 2013

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Crippen wearing a red nose

Currently running on Facebook is a campaign lambasting the Comic Relief 'Red Nose' day because, they say: "(We) are annoyed and distressed at Comic Relief's decision to include David Cameron in the video to this year's charity single by One Direction. They then go on to list all of the atrocities committed by Cameron, aimed at sick and disabled people, and those on benefits or on a low income. Firstly, let me make it clear that I agree wholeheartedly with this group's stance against...

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There's a new kid on the block

19 February 2013

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Overlapping images of Bonk the cartoon character from the Criptarts

There's a new kid on the block folks ... Identifying himself as 'Bonk Bipolar' (inspired from the Criptart character) he'll be adding his thoughts and feelings to the DAO Blog section on a regular basis.  He boldly opens up his head and heart and invites us to follow him along some extraordinary paths. So let me introduce you to his unique style of poetry/rapping with this piece entitled Wrap Rap. Wrap Rap Too many ideas to achieve today, so many thoughts that have run away. Often I gaze...

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The Criptarts are revolting!

7 February 2013

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A frame from the Criptart's cartoon strip episode 6

One of the things I enjoy about being part of the Disability Arts on Line (DAO) family is that it provides for me a unique platform on which I can present my more adventurous cartoons. Take the Criptarts for example. I haven't a clue where it's going each week and the end result is usually more of a surprise to me than to you. Of course I've got a rough outline in my mind for each episode, but it's as though the characters come alive once I've started to lay them out in the strip and they just...

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