Michael thorton

Michael Thorton Free

Just a struggling and depressed writer of 27 and a major fan of Kafka, Kojima, and Kubrick, with a portion of my heart remaining forever lost to Japan...and twelve years and counting to live before I die of complications due to Asperger's syndrome.

Comics I Follow

Bloom County

Bloom County

By Berkeley Breathed
Outland

Outland

By Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County 2018

Bloom County 2018

By Berkeley Breathed
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Rudy Park

Rudy Park

By Darrin Bell and Theron Heir
Working Daze

Working Daze

By John Zakour and Scott Roberts
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
9 Chickweed Lane Classics

9 Chickweed Lane Classics

By Brooke McEldowney
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Luann Againn

Luann Againn

By Greg Evans
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Nancy

Nancy

By Olivia Jaimes
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Just Say Uncle

Just Say Uncle

By Dan Pavelich
Ali's House

Ali's House

By Marguerite Dabaie and Tom Hart
F Minus

F Minus

By Tony Carrillo
Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils

By Gavin Aung Than
The Last Mechanical Monster

The Last Mechanical Monster

By Brian Fies
Little Fried Chicken and Sushi

Little Fried Chicken and Sushi

By Khalid Birdsong
Cheap Thrills Cuisine

Cheap Thrills Cuisine

By Bill Lombardo & Thach Bui
Kitchen Capers

Kitchen Capers

By David Banks
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
Garfield

Garfield

By Jim Davis
Garfield Classics

Garfield Classics

By Jim Davis
U.S. Acres

U.S. Acres

By Jim Davis
Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

By Dana Simpson
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

By Joe Staton and Mike Curtis
The Academia Waltz

The Academia Waltz

By Berkeley Breathed
Rip Haywire

Rip Haywire

By Dan Thompson
Ink Pen

Ink Pen

By Phil Dunlap
Harley

Harley

By Dan Thompson
In Security

In Security

By Bea R.
Shortcuts

Shortcuts

By Jeff Harris
Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz

Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz

By Werner Wejp-Olsen
Magic in a Minute

Magic in a Minute

By Mac and Bill King
Biographic

Biographic

By Steve McGarry
Trivquiz

Trivquiz

By Steve McGarry
Lukey McGarry’s TLDR

Lukey McGarry’s TLDR

By Luke McGarry
Breaking Cat News

Breaking Cat News

By Georgia Dunn
The Conjurers

The Conjurers

By Brian Anderson
Dragon Girl

Dragon Girl

By Jeff Weigel
The Martian Confederacy

The Martian Confederacy

By Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara
Shutterbug Follies

Shutterbug Follies

By Jason Little
World of Wonder

World of Wonder

By Laurie Triefeldt
Bird and Moon

Bird and Moon

By Rosemary Mosco
M2Bulls

M2Bulls

By Marty Two Bulls Sr.

Recent Comments

  1. 4 days ago on Lukey McGarry’s TLDR

    Who wears pins on a hat if you have a denim vest?

    The whole point of the vest is the pins.

    Pins on a hat is as stupid as fishhooks and lures. Those should always be carried in a tackle box or on the vest pockets.

  2. 7 days ago on Nancy

    Why am I both impressed and annoyed that the millennialist mujer behind this has finally addressed such an important (if neglected by everyone but academics) issue?

    Seriously, it’s a thing. Academics are the only ones who normally make such a fuss over this. There was one senior prof at my univ who was such an obsessive grammarian that she verbally abused a whole class of post-grads for not knowing “proper” grammar, breaking six to eight rules of university conduct in the process. She either didn’t know or forgot that in a lot of primary and secondary schools in India, both low-end and high-end, grammar education faded out in the early 2000s.

    I tried to remind her of this, and she turned and bit my head off. It nearly came to blows.

    I filed a petition to get her suspended, and took the whole story over to the univ’s vice-chancellor, complete with my taping of her rant. (I tape and podcast univ lectures for students who can’t make it to class.) I was surprised both of us got off scot-free.

    The irony is, her thesis advisor is now mine, and the first thing we bonded over was her obsession.

  3. 9 days ago on Frazz

    For me it’s always leather jackets. I plan on raising my collection from six to ten.

  4. 14 days ago on Little Fried Chicken and Sushi

    Okay, japophile though I am, the South Indian half of me is protesting Hikaru-san’s misguided patriotism.

    Because I’ve eaten rice almost everywhere there is to eat it, and three Indian rices should have a shot at top contender to muscle out gohan.

    And just so you know, NONE of them are basmati or jasmine.

    Number 1 is Pahari (mountain) rice, an especially fine long-grain white grown in the mountain terraces of the Himalayan foothills, with an improved complex carbohydrate intake for us tough and hardy mountain folk.

    Number 2 is a thinner variant of the normally excessively thick Kerala rice with notorious water retention capacity (unofficially called “kanjo choran” or “gruel rice” because of its use in making gruel or “kanji” – the “kanjo” is the rice part of the gruel left after draining the liquid off), this variant is also called “payasam choran” because of its use in thick or thin rice puddings. (In comparison to Kerala’s favourite red rice, this is the one white most Keralites like.) It doesn’t get as soggy and retains most of its nutrition after all the heavy boiling.

    Number 3 is Bengali rice. ’Nuff said.

  5. 23 days ago on Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz

    Okay, this one is actually well done. If you look carefully at the tree trunks, the bark patterns have some very subtle variations. They’re not just cut-copy-pastes of the original.

  6. 23 days ago on Rip Haywire

    @Dan Thompson

    Love the new style, Dan. Very ligne claire. Don’t listen to the haters. You’re finally starting to evoke the great Edgar-Pierre Jacobs and others in the legendary Franco-Belgian comics tradition that gave us Tintin and Asterix.

  7. about 2 months ago on Cheap Thrills Cuisine

    I wish these could be downloaded without having to print-screen or go into the HTML…or at least if the creators would put out a book…

  8. about 2 months ago on Biographic

    @Steve McGarry

    That is a gorgeous render of Jodie Whittaker, Steve. She looks lovelier in your art than in real life!

  9. 2 months ago on In Security

    I’m guessing right now that Grizzly over there is a distant relation of Tekken’s Kuma Mishima, the family pet/bodyguard of the Mishima family who’s got a lovesick panda bear trailing him while the Chinese schoolgirl who is her owner is helplessly lovesick over the Mishima family’s illegitimate prodigal son?

    (Buy a PlayStation, people. We can’t let Microsoft win.)

  10. 2 months ago on Frazz

    That’s a little unfair: Timberlake can occasionally mature, unless no one’s listened to “Not a Bad Thing” or “Mirror”, in which case, stop kvetching and open your minds.