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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!

Crippen revisits his earlier postings regarding user-led involvement

21 April 2010


Crippen's cartoon about charities response to user led organisations

Following the news relating to Local Authorities being advised by the Department of Health to give preference to tenders for services from User-Led Organisations (ULO's) it got me to thinking about the groups and organisations that have traditionally gone after this work. These are, of course, the organisations 'for' disabled people, those charitable concerns that have been doing it to us crips for a very long time and who have established the status quo that effectively maintains our role as...

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Crippen looks at what Cast Offs has done for Disabled people in the UK

20 December 2009


Crippen's cartoon about the Channel 4 comedy drama Cast Offs

Most of you will have either seen it (or heard the audio description)  or will have read about it. Either way, you'll have realised just what an impact the new Channel 4 series Cast Offs, starring REAL disabled people in the roles of the disabled characters has had on the disabled community. Fed up to the back teeth with non-disabled actors playing disabled characters, crips around the UK have voted a resounding YES! for this pioneering piece of television comedy drama. The episode that...

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Trevor Phillips looks to Cast Offs as a possible solution for 'the disabled'

7 December 2009


Crippen portrays Trevor Phillips' Cast Off solution for 'the disabled'

Not having had access to a UK television, I've not been able to see the new crip series Cast Offs on Channel Four. However, I have seen most of the reviews and other material that's been available on t'internet so I've had a pretty good idea of the story line, etc. I'm also fortunate in knowing several of the disabled actors who are appearing in the series so, what with Facebook and our other networking resources, I'm slowly gathering enough material for a commemorative cartoon about this...

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