Al Davison is an English cartoonist who was born with spina bifida — doctors thought he would never walk — and his graphic novel THE SPIRAL CAGE chronicled growing up and struggling to be accepted as a whole person. Despite his handicap he’s studied martial arts for 30 years, and gained a couple of black belts. Here’s a video of Davison putting on an MA demonstration he recently put up on his MySpace page. He also runs a comics shop in Conventry called the Astral Gypsy which just celebrated its first anniversary.
If you ever run into Al at a show, chat him up — he’s one of the most unforgettable characters you’ll ever meet.