Hi!

My name is John Sutton. I'm a webcomic artist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

About six years ago, although I'm not a scientist (or even closely related to any scientific field), I started drawing comics about a bungling scientist and his robot sidekick. After pestering my coworkers for weeks with my latest drawings, they suggested that I start posting them online.

After six years, a huge learning curve, and a LOT of self-doubts, I really feel like these comics have come a long way. What I've posted below is some of the funniest comics from the last few years, but if you'd like to see all 550+ comics feel free to check out my website or my social media.

I hope you enjoy!

More info: the-petri-dish.com

#1 Migrossis

Migrossis

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HANS 1 week ago

Oh brother!

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#2 Retro Virus

Retro Virus

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Conor Hartley 1 week ago

Ah yes, I recognise that virus. It's that devastating disease, Boogie Fever

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#3 Chick Magnet

Chick Magnet

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HANS 1 week ago

He just discovered animal magnetism.

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#4 This Is Why Thaddeus Doesn't Get Invited To Many Parties

This Is Why Thaddeus Doesn't Get Invited To Many Parties

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HANS 1 week ago

When loneliness becomes preferable.

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#5 Drawn Out

Drawn Out

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thepotatogirl 1 week ago

my favorite one XD

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#6 Nervous Novices

Nervous Novices

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thepotatogirl 1 week ago

this seems like something I would do

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#7 Perterbed Produce

Perterbed Produce

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

"I'm Pickle RIICK!!"

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#8 The Lowest Form Of Humour

The Lowest Form Of Humour

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HANS 1 week ago

He was just cloning around.

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#9 Actually, Bacterial Cultures Prefer Hip Hop

Actually, Bacterial Cultures Prefer Hip Hop

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Wynand 1 week ago

Ba dum tss!

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#10 Somewhere, A Fireman Gets A Shiver. His Dalmatian Whimpers

Somewhere, A Fireman Gets A Shiver. His Dalmatian Whimpers

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Molly Tallmadge 1 week ago

I feel like this would be me if I was a scientist.

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#11 Breakroom Fridges Are The Amazon Jungle Of The Workplace

Breakroom Fridges Are The Amazon Jungle Of The Workplace

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Conrad Strucker 1 week ago

You happy now, Debra? Now no one will touch your sandwich.

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#12 Inside Joke

Inside Joke

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Vic 1 week ago

Aorta be workin'..

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#13 Limbo

Limbo

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thepotatogirl 1 week ago

my new motto

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#14 Complicated Coffee

Complicated Coffee

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Isabel Care 1 week ago

I just want a colour chart so I can point to the strength of drink I'm after. How am I supposed to know how strong their brew is when I've never been there before?

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#15 I'm Also A Chick Magnet, But I Only Attract Small Birds

I'm Also A Chick Magnet, But I Only Attract Small Birds

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released kraken 1 week ago

The title though

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#16 Middleage Mutant Enigma Girdles

Middleage Mutant Enigma Girdles

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My O My 1 week ago

And here you see why you aint allowed food or drink in the lab 😂

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#17 If I Have Seen Far It Is Because I Have Stood On The Shoulders Of Interns

If I Have Seen Far It Is Because I Have Stood On The Shoulders Of Interns

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Selene 1 week ago

Every highschool experiment ever!

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#18 Gmo? Omg!

Gmo? Omg!

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Conrad Strucker 1 week ago

Gary? Of the entire world of pickle-related names, he went with Gary. Henceforth, the pickle shall be called Richard.

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#19 Skip The Middle Man

Skip The Middle Man

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FatBaby 1 week ago

No talk, just coffee

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#20 Man, That Breakroom Fridge Really Needs Cleaning

Man, That Breakroom Fridge Really Needs Cleaning

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HANS 1 week ago

Re-fridge-gurgitator.

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#21 Magnified Interest

Magnified Interest

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cryingcat 1 week ago

Oooh, burn!

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#22 There Are Definitely Some Jiggling Things In My Fridge, But Nothing Moving

There Are Definitely Some Jiggling Things In My Fridge, But Nothing Moving

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd 1 week ago

Number 5 alive!

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#23 Crossed

Crossed

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Rebekah 1 week ago

Moof.

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#24 Only Thaddeus Could Set Glass Beakers On Fire

Only Thaddeus Could Set Glass Beakers On Fire

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KRYSTAL THOMPSON 1 week ago

His lab coat is on backwards.

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#25 Hypochondriac Hardware

Hypochondriac Hardware

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Vic 1 week ago

Any symptom I usually search generally could be a sign of cancer

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#26 Easy Breezy Beautiful. Cover Hurl

Easy Breezy Beautiful. Cover Hurl

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

aah I was wondering what he looked like without glasses. lol

#27 No Limits

No Limits

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My O My 1 week ago

True, little one

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#28 Potatos Taking Over The World

Potatos Taking Over The World

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engineer_nope.avi 1 week ago

Wait, this could be a weapon against them, right?

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#29 Hopefully The Taser Was On A Low Setting

Hopefully The Taser Was On A Low Setting

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Vic 1 week ago

Hmm.. Must try this conversation starter..

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#30 This Is Me Every Time I Open My Phone

This Is Me Every Time I Open My Phone

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Magpie 1 week ago

Someone else with my phone

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#31 He Knows Too Much

He Knows Too Much

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Phillip Omondi 1 week ago

Its the PBI. Potato Bureau of Investigation

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#32 Is Your Refrigerator Running?

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

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Chris Pitch 1 week ago

Is your fridge running? Yes.

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#33 It's Not Me, It's You

It's Not Me, It's You

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#34 Not So Soft Drink

Not So Soft Drink

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Carmen Elena 1 week ago

LMAO!!!!

#35 If You're Wondering ... Yes, I Just Got An Instant Pot. No, I Haven't Put My Phone In It Yet, But I Kinda Want To Now

If You're Wondering ... Yes, I Just Got An Instant Pot. No, I Haven't Put My Phone In It Yet, But I Kinda Want To Now

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Rob Chapman 1 week ago (edited)

I honestly don't understand the hype surrounding the Instant Pot. I know people that swear by this thing & think it's the greatest kitchen invention ever. It's just a trendy pressure cooker. Pressure cookers have been around since the 40's.

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#36 Man, That Is A Big Potato

Man, That Is A Big Potato

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meow point1 1 week ago

I thought nervousness was meant to make people *lose* their appetites.

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#37 On One Condition

On One Condition

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My O My 1 week ago

Tell me! Please!!!

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#38 Emancipation

Emancipation

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Gary 1 week ago

The Tomato is a fruit

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#39 I Was Tempted To Make Some 'Probe' Puns Here, But This Is A Family Comic

I Was Tempted To Make Some 'Probe' Puns Here, But This Is A Family Comic

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Carmen Elena 1 week ago

noooo Booooob!!!

#40 I'd Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail

I'd Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail

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G13 1 week ago

Ha

#41 Dog Gone Experiment

Dog Gone Experiment

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engineer_nope.avi 1 week ago (edited)

And kids, this is how you heat your food with style

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#42 Fartfix (Tm)

Fartfix (Tm)

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cryingcat 1 week ago

lol

#43 How To Speak Scientist

How To Speak Scientist

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meow point1 1 week ago

More like how to speak *mad* scientist.

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#44 Spectacular Vernacular

Spectacular Vernacular

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#45 Passing Fancy

Passing Fancy

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#46 Boo? Yah.

Boo? Yah.

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#47 If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Genetically Engineered A Cake...

If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Genetically Engineered A Cake...

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engineer_nope.avi 1 week ago (edited)

My next recip.... I mean experiment for a dish

#48 This Spot Is Octopied

This Spot Is Octopied

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meow point1 1 week ago

Is that Gordon?

#49 A McRose By Any Other Name...

A McRose By Any Other Name...

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#50 I Think I May Have Dated Myself With That Ben Gay Reference

I Think I May Have Dated Myself With That Ben Gay Reference

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