Crippen resurrects his old cartoons

It was 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. These cartoons cover the early demonstrations and accessible transport 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 (DDA) and other legislation.

Because many of these early cartoons were created for early printed publications, they were produced in a greyscale format. Unfortunately, when attempting to use this online, there is often no clear definition between shaded areas of the cartoon, and they become inaccessible. Ideally, these all need to be reworked in order that they can be made accessible to a modern online audience.

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. I’ve set up a Just Giving page so that people can towards supporting me whilst I complete this body of work.

PS: I’m sending a 2023 Crippen Cartoon Calendar (pdf) to everyone who contributes.

Description of cartoon for those using screen reading software

A white male with grey hair and a large grey mustache wearing a white lab coat is pointing at some writing on a white board alongside of him. It reads: Lecture – how the handicapped can learn to cope and come to terms with being inferior to normal people by A N Expert’. A young black male in a self-propelled wheelchair is behind him and has lifted up the lab coat to peer at his bottom. A white female is standing behind the wheelchair user and is saying: “It’s OK Professor – it’s just that he’s never seen anyone talk out of their arse before!”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Minjin Yoon on 18/11/2022 at 22:15



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