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raised of £1,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £810 to continue the Crippen's Cartoon Resurrection Project

    Funded on Friday, 17th March 2023

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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.



    • Dave Lupton8 months ago
      Dave Lupton

      Dave Lupton

      8 months ago

      Hi Folks, just a quick update to let you know how things are progressing with the cartoon resurrection project that you are supporting. I'm slowly working my way through those old cartoons and changing them into a more accessible coloured format. As mentioned, I'm posting them up on my Instagram account and also my Facebook page both of which are generating quite a bit of interest. I'm also currently in talks with several organisations as possible heritage partners and the possible provision of an online gallery from another. Take care, Dave x

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    • Dave Lupton9 months ago
      Dave Lupton

      Dave Lupton

      9 months ago

      Hi folks, I'm currently in talks with the National Lottery Heritage Fund who are providing support for a grant application I'm in the process of getting together for the project. They are keen for me to expand the project and to look at creating a mobile exhibition and workshop aimed primarily at educating young disabled people throughout the UK. They've also suggested linking in with an established Heritage organisation in order to benefit from their experiences of the process. I'll keep you posted as things develop. Take care, Dave x

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    • Dave Lupton9 months ago
      Dave Lupton

      Dave Lupton

      9 months ago

      Hi folks, I trust you've all emerged safely through the Christmas and New Year festivities. I'm now back at my computer and have recommenced recreating those cartoons from the 1980's onwards which I'll be posting up onto my Instagram and Facebook pages. I'm keeping this Just Giving page running for the foreseeable future, so, if you have any friends who'd like to contribute to this project then please forward them the following link : Take care, Dave x

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    • Community Resource Unit (AUS)

      Community Resource Unit (AUS)

      Feb 15, 2023

      Thank You


    • Sandra Ellerby Open University

      Sandra Ellerby Open University

      Jan 26, 2023

      Payment of invoice number 78 OPEN 19.1.23 for the use of one of your cartoons in an Open University module


    • Anonymous


      Jan 11, 2023

      Your cartoons are fab!

    • Anonymous


      Nov 29, 2022

    • Lizzie Walker

      Lizzie Walker

      Nov 23, 2022

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


    • Anonymous


      Nov 21, 2022

    • Carl


      Nov 18, 2022


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    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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