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As one of DAO's Diverse Perspectives commissions, we've asked John O'Donoghue and Crippen to produce The O’Crypes - a cartoon blog about a family based in Westsea, a seaside town in the south of England.

Episode 3 - This week we hear from Nan who takes them all to the pictures

22 July 2012

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A frame taken from Episode 3 - O'Crypes cartoon strip

We’ve all been a bit down since Jood’s had her benefits stopped. Brad’s been telling me about all of these cases he’s found where ATOS have stopped other disabled people’s benefits. So they’ve stopped taking their medication  in protest, had heart attacks, committed suicide. I don’t think it’s going to come to that in Jood’s case, but you never know with young people. She’s definitely got a lot quieter lately. And she was so...

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Episode 1 - This week Mrs O’Crype introduces her family

9 July 2012

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Crippen's O'Crypes strip cartoon - frame 1 of episode 1

Brad’s been really getting on my nerves. He knows we can’t afford tickets for the Paralympics. He says he wants to see Oscar Pistorius – calls him the Usain Bolt of disabled athletics. Only he doesn’t use the word ‘disabled’. He doesn’t even use the word ‘Paralympics’ – he calls them the ‘Cripalympics’. I do hate that word – ‘Crip’. Even if Brad does use it. I reckon it’s a phase he’s going...

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