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Dave Lupton

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raised of £1,000 target by 5 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to continue the Crippen's Cartoon Resurrection Project

Isle of Wight

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Someone recently pointed out to me that my cartoons provide one of the most comprehensive records of the past 40 years of the disabled people’s movement in the UK. They show the first steps of organised protest in the 1980's leading up to the present time and the affects of the Covid pandemic.

Sadly, many of the early cartoons created for printed publications such as Disability Arts In London (DAIL) magazine and the Trades Union Disability Alliance TUDA News are in a clunky greyscale format. Ideally, these all need to be reworked in order that they can be made accessible for modern online publications.

Another important reason for reinstating these cartoons in a more accessible format is that they will not only be included within a disabled people's history archive, they will also be made available to disabled equality consultants and educators to use as training and teaching aids.

As I’m well into my twilight years I’m aware that the time I currently worked on have to do this work is slowly running out. I’ve therefore decided to put most of my usual work on hold and concentrate on bringing these original works into the 21st Century. There’s some 600 cartoons, some covering the early demonstrations and protests of the 1980’s and 1990’s as well as the political shenanigans of the governments of the time and the rise and fall of the Disability Discrimination Act.

These will all need restoring, or in most cases redrawing, and I estimate that it will take me some 900 hours to do this. Obviously, when I’m doing this I’m not earning and will therefore have to look for funding to keep the wolves from the door.

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  • Dave Lupton8 days ago
    Dave Lupton

    Dave Lupton

    8 days ago

    Hi folks, having reached the £500 target so quickly thanks to your kind donations, I've been advised to raise the target amount to £1000.00 to allow others to donate. I'm showing the cartoons that I've resurrected on my Instagram site ( please have a look if you get the chance. I'm really enjoying digging back into my archives, especially the cartoons that I produced back in the 1980's and 90's in collaboration with the late Ken Lumb of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP). x

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  • Dave Lupton9 days ago
    Dave Lupton

    Dave Lupton

    9 days ago

    Hi Folks, thank you so much for helping me to reach my target on this just Giving page. Unfortunately, they're not showing me all of your names and email addresses so I'm unable to send you a signed cartoon and a pdf of my 2023 cartoon calendar. If you are able to then please drop me a line at and I'll send them by return. Thanks again for your support. Dave x

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    Nov 29, 2022

  • Lizzie Walker

    Lizzie Walker

    Nov 23, 2022

    Dave, you are a star! Thank you for all you do.


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    Nov 21, 2022

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    Nov 18, 2022


  • Lynn


    Nov 18, 2022

    This will be a great resource

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Dave Lupton

Dave Lupton

Isle of Wight

Dave Lupton as Crippen - disabled cartoonist has been creating cartoons based on the social model understanding of disability for the past 40 years. His cartoons form a timeline of disability protest against a disabling society from the early 1980's and continue to this day.

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