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Treading Ground

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Hello, Nick Wright here. Treading Ground has concluded – for now. The archive stands here for your reading enjoyment, but if you’d like to see what I’m up to these days, you can see my work on That SciFi Guy and The League of Inebriated Gentlemen.

Thanks for stopping by!

January 5, 2012 | 30 Comments
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Site Update – Color Comics, Better Jokes, and More

I've been there ever since.It’s not exactly an announcement that will uncurl your pubics, but there’s new stuff afoot!

For the past several months I have been working on improvements to the comic and the site with the goal of making it look better and read better.

Colors – When I originally started TG, I went with grayscale for a lot of it. I eventually figured out that was just as time-consuming, but had the side effect of not being as nice to look at. Now every comic in the archive is now in comparatively glorious full color!

Horizontal Formatting – Every comic in the archive is also now in horizontal comic strip format! Okay, this part probably doesn’t make that much of a difference to you other than a smoother reading experience, but if I ever want to publish a book it’ll be pretty important.

Dialogue Improvements – Many of these are minor – a better joke here and clearer wording there, but I’ve also done a little playing with time scales. The essential story elements are the same, but I’ve made the series less convoluted and problematic overall.

New “Out Of Character” Section – To be honest, there was a lot in the main Archive that didn’t need to be there. The old “Friday Extra” comics have been moved here, along with one-off gags featuring dated movie references, and an early storyline I was never happy with.

Guest Section Update – The Guest Art section was a bit of a chore to read through, so I’ve repackaged it as a set that you can navigate just like the main Archive.

Consider this new version the TG Director’s Cut. With these updates, I really feel like the comic is the strongest it has ever been. Give it another read-through and enjoy!

June 5, 2017 | 18 Comments

MZacher Rose #2

MZ graced me a second time with this awesome pic. I see London and/or France.

June 4, 2017 | No Comments

Henshin – Double Vision

Henshin provides a look into the mind of the store’s biggest freak.

June 3, 2017 | No Comments

Shishio and Henshin – Winters Bone

A guest strip by Shishio (writer, formerly of the webcomic One-Liners) and Henshin (artist.)

These guys helped me out a lot during one of my many self-induced hiatuses in the early years of the comic. Unfortunately I have nothing to link to for either of them these days, but their work remains here to entertain and dismay!

June 3, 2017 | No Comments

Shishio and Henshin – The Damon Series #7

A guest strip series by Shishio (writer, formerly of the webcomic One-Liners) and Henshin (artist.)

These guys helped me out a lot during one of my many self-induced hiatuses in the early years of the comic. Unfortunately I have nothing to link to for either of them these days, but their work remains here to entertain and dismay!

June 3, 2017 | No Comments