Mentoring opportunity for disabled cartoonists

Closing Date: 22 November 2019

Dave Lupton aka Crippen – possibly the worlds' leading disability cartoonist

Location: Remote

Remuneration: This is a free mentoring opportunity



Dave Lupton also known as Crippen – the disability movements leading disability cartoonist is looking for up to three disabled cartoonists who have some experience with using cartooning as a medium.

This terrific opportunity will offer you the chance to explore political cartooning and disability issues from a social model perspective, which underpin his artistic practice. Dave has 30 years involvement with the Disabled People’s Movement and is looking for younger disabled cartoonists seeking to develop their art and to take up the mantle of producing disability cartoons that inform our community.

Dave is offering weekly sessions by Skype for three months, tailoring down to one session a month for an additional six months. After this, he would be available as needed for the remainder of the year.

DAO is looking for disabled cartoonists to apply to take up this mentoring opportunity. If you prefer to apply by Skype as a more accessible approach then let us know.

Please email Colin Hambrook at and Dave Lupton with ‘Cartoon Mentoring opportunity’ in the subject line, containing:
1. Five to ten examples of your cartoons and/ or links to where we can see your work.
2. A statement of 300 words letting us know about your experience of cartooning to date
3. A statement of 300 words why you would like to take up this opportunity.
3. Your preferred accessible form of communication.

Please send no later than Friday 22nd November 2019.

You can find several articles showcasing and featuring Dave talking about his work via this link.

As the mentoring develops so DAO will be looking for pitches from the mentees in accordance with our commissioning policy offering paid commissions with fees for cartoons and contextual articles of between £60 and £120.