Crippen’s Blog

  • Operation Invisible (Oi!)

    For decades, disabled people have been an invisible element of society. Rejected, ignored, all because main stream society does not want to acknowledge our presence. Well, we’ve got a suprise for you. Operation Invisible with it’s battle cry “Oi!” has taken to social media and […]

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  • Removing Barriers

    A couple of years ago, Toyah Wordsworth, a young disabled woman, commissioned me to create some cartoons for a board game she had devised. The game, ‘Removing Barriers’, was aimed at raising awarenness about the many barriers that exist in society and that exclude disabled […]

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  • National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)

    I’ve been approached by David Hevey, the Project Director of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA) with a view to having my work included in this amazing project. NDACA will preserve the rich heritage and story of the unique UK-based Disability Arts Movement; […]

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  • Sox – cartoonist and illustrator

    Some of you will be aware that I also create cartoons whilst wearing another hat … that of Sox –  mainstream cartoonist and illustrator. The ‘Sox’ web site is for my non-disability related work which ranges from a series of cartoons about ‘Webster’ the cartoon […]

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  • Never darken my door again!

    The old addage has always been “Vote for the Green Party and you’re just wasting your vote”. Presumably allowing THEM [current hated party] to get in because you voted irresponsibly!”  Although this certainly seems to be changing … More and more young voters in the […]

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  • Closet humour

      I’ve had a bit of a run on toilet cartoons recently (!). Mostly aimed at access issues, especially attitudinal barriers, but with some cartoons also created to illustrate a magazine article or blog. Incidentally, having created cartoons for the Independent Living Centre down in […]

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  • Won’t you come into my parlour says the spider to the fly!

      With ATOS executives heading for the hills with their tails between their collective legs, disabled people are now waiting to see how their successor Maximus will operate assessing whether benefit claimants in Britain are fit to work. You can read more about the facts […]

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  • TRIDENT

    As part of a collective protest at the obscene amount of money that the government are spending on the Trident nuclear weapon system at a time when hundreds of thousands of people are living below the poverty line, I am creating a series of anti-Trident […]

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  • Figures

      I’m often asked to create a cartoon to accompany someone else’s work, especially for Disability Arts Online (DAO) where disabled writers compose articles about disability culture. It was my privilage recently to create a cartoon for disabled artist-activist Liz Crow, who, not satisfied with […]

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  • Deaf Issues

      Over the past few weeks I’ve created several images relating to the Deaf Community. The first ones were for a training booklet being produced for distribution in Africa. Teachers their are working at introducing Sign Language (I think it’s British Sign Language) to young […]

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