Many months ago, on a cold evening in November, Clara and I were walking to the local Starbucks in hopes of finding something to distract us from the school work at hand. It was along the way that we got talking about how there were so few TV shows and movies about people with disabilities, and those who did valiantly attempt to tell a story about disability ended up botching it horribly, making something more like a tragic comedy rather than something that speaks to our collective experience. It was during this gripe-fest that Clara abruptly looked over, caught my eye, and said: “Well why don’t we try telling a story about disability?” I made two very important realizations in that moment. First, I decided it was time for someone to produce a story about disability for people with disabilities that was funny, honest, and could be enjoyed by everyone. The second realization, and perhaps most important, was that somehow I had managed to trick the most incredible girl in the world to go out on a date with me. But that’s a story for another time.
Rather, we decided to tell the humorous story of two fictional disabled high school students, Rhett Breton and Griffin Moonlove, and chronicle their adventures throughout those awkward teenage years we all love to forget. On Saturday, May 1st the first episode of Cripz will go live, right here at cripzthecomic.com or cripz.ca (for you canuckle-heads out there). There will be a new episode released every Wednesday, so check back often! If you really enjoy the comic and want to help it continue, please hit the donate button on the side of the page and give what you can–every little bit helps.
So, are you an individual with a disability wondering where all the stories about your life are? You’ve come to the right place.
Are you an individual who is curious about what life with a disability is really all about? Strap in and we hope you enjoy the ride!
Came here accidentally and don’t know what in the world we’re talking about? That’s okay, stick around and see if you find something you like.
See you in the funny pages,