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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!

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2 January 2009


Sox Darlek cartoon

OK. I know that my New Year resolution was to stop being a grumpy old man. But I did go down with a terrible case of man-flu on Boxing Day, which I’m only just recovering from - What, never heard of man-flu? Well it’s like what women get, but about a 100 times worse! (Oh oh, wait for the emails – Ed!) And then what happens? I brush the cobwebs off the computer, log onto my email account, and get another request to use my Darlek cartoon! Darlek cartoon For those of you who’ve followed my...

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Never give up?!

9 January 2009


Crippen language cartoon

Someone sent me a video clip the other day of an Australian motivational speaker called Nick Vujicic. Born without any arms or legs Nick has made it his life’s ambition to tell people to ‘Never give up’. language cartoon He’s pretty self assured and plays his audiences with a skill that borders on the manipulative. Close-ups of impressionable youngsters with tears running down their faces as he talks to them at their schools, and hardened business professionals giving their testimonials...

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Maureen Bruce: Obituary

16 January 2009


Crippen tribute to Maureen Bruce cartoon

As I mentioned earlier, friends and colleagues will be holding a special celebration of the life of Maureen Bruce, Disabled activist and one of the main pillars of the East Sussex Disability Association on her birthday, Sunday 18th January. It was Maureen, along with other Disabled people in Sussex who worked hard at getting the Association changed from being controlled by well meaning but politically naive non-disabled people to the present organisation run and controlled by Disabled people....

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27 June 2014


Fuck off

'Do not resuscitate' the sign that sits above our bed tells all those hard professionals that we’d be better dead Though 'mercy killing' is the term to soften this cruel law it takes away our right to choose our voices heard no more Chorus: But we're not dead yet despite what they all say no we're not dead yet and we’re not going to go away! They see us as a burden dependent and so needy consuming their resources always taking, always greedy So even when...

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