Author Archives: Stevie Mitchell

About Stevie Mitchell

I come from a long line of cartoons and beer. I was once peed on by a tiger. Hoping the resultant super-powers are yet to come, cos if these are they, then, grrrr....

Criminal Desires

Italian crime drama, Gomorrah. With Season 3 just newly devoured, it’s got me wanting, craving again the comedy antidote to those criminal core behaviours. The alternative, I mean, rather than an opposite; and real bathos, I mean, by comedy. See, … Continue reading

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Streetlights

About the new streetlights, the instinct is strong to refer to a ‘they’ who’ve made the changes. A Larkin mindset: world, unseen or in shadows, of clerks and cabinets. But that ‘they’ is gone, replaced by something glaring and tough, … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread with INKY CONDITIONS…!

Ah! when your making-worlds collide…! Too much fun.

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Hearing About Recruitment

Mum has a stainless steel teapot. A chubby post-war effort (the teapot, I mean) from the Ministry of Canteen Design. She lets the hinged lid fall shut – always – and I jump out of my skin; doubly put-out that … Continue reading

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Cometh the INKY CONDITIONS

Putting Christmas back up the loft, into argumentative boxes. In the ensuing mental clarity (the rush of the roof’s air) a realisation that if people don’t know me then they cannot know me. Thus goes the gift with which I … Continue reading

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Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky

It might have been in Crouch End, it might’ve been in Camden. Either way, a pub on a work night. The very early nineties. Open mic, I heard a lovely lilting version of Elvis’s G.I. Blues. And then the same … Continue reading

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INKY CONDITIONS – Dementia Has Dad

A bad week leads to something maybe good. I visited Dad and he didn’t know who I was. Sat in the car and wept. The next day showing a lovely friend the progress of my illustration series, INKY CONDITIONS (also … Continue reading

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