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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!

Monday 12th November 07

12 November 2007

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Busy, busy! Had several emails this morning with a whole range of cartoon requests. Two from the States, one of whom wants permission to use an existing cartoon from the web site, no problem as it's an organisation of Disabled people; another request from our friends over in Belfast who ask if I can produce a christmas card cartoon for them? Another request for a political cartoon to support an article going into a magazine; and a cartoon on 'balance' for the American Audacity e-magazine...

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11 November 2007

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Nice to see some more comments arriving. Thanks for taking the trouble folks. Hope the training session went OK for you Mayo, despite your comments!; Geneveiva, as if by magic, what have I posted this morning?!; EssPee, I must admit that I expected a bigger response to the outing cartoon, glad you liked it. Yes, I remember FOVID's. Sad weren't we?! (for the uninitiated, FOVID's stands for Friends of Viking Direct - the stationery suppliers!). I'll see what I can do about a cartoon one day;...

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Sunday 11th November 07

11 November 2007

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Crippen Barrow cartoon

As you might know, with all these throw-away comments about Spain, I’m currently staying in a small village south of the lovely Sierra Nevada mountains; about half way between Granada and the coast. One day maybe we’ll hit the jackpot and we’ll be able to afford to retire down here permanently. At present we enjoy house and land sitting for friends, as and when. We’ve made many friends in the village over the years we’ve been coming to stay here. My partner Jeni...

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How to draw bunnies!

10 November 2007

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Crippen hares cartoon

Just had a look on my mate Al's web site. He's the guy who's going to be cycling around Cuba next Valentine's day to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. As he says on his site, there's nothing exceptional about cancer. One in three of us will get it at some point in our lives. But what is exceptional is the treatment and care Al's partner, Micky, received at the Royal Marsden Hospital last year following the recurrence of her breast cancer. At a difficult...

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Off with the cartoonists head!

9 November 2007

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Crippen Execution cartoon

Heard from our Jane Campbell (Baroness Campbell to you). She's quite rightly pointed out that I'm taking a bit of a negative slant on the close down of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the formation of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (I've probably got that title wrong, but they do tend to change it from time to time). But negative me, Crippen, surely not?! A bit cynical maybe! And I do like to have a good stir at things and get people looking at issues....

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Equality programme

7 November 2007

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Crippen no knickers cartoon

"I Like the pictures!" Having asked for more comments I get one from Amber Rose saying just that "I like the pictures". OK, I am a cartoonist and 'pictures' is what I do. But I've also done quite a lot of writing for this blog - so do I get comments about this, not a sausage! When I mailed Amber to make this very point she told me that there was just "too much to read", so she just looked at the cartoons! Humph, the youth of today! (good job she knows...

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Gay discrimination!

3 November 2007

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Crippen outing cartoon

I recently posted a new equalities cartoon on my other blog (see link above at blog entry 28th Oct) and invited comments about it. I thought that I'd do the same here. The purpose of the cartoon is to shock people out of their complacency about aspects of discrimination that are still alive and well, particularly in the workplace. Don't worry if it makes you laugh, it doesn't mean that you're homophobic (although you might be!). I have had feedback which confirms that...

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