Go Read The Idle State!

Hey guys, Treading Ground may have concluded, but my new webcomic The Idle State is now up and running! Go check it out!

The Treading Ground site will remain open indefinitely for your archive reading pleasure, and news about the upcoming book and other Treading Ground-related projects will continue to be posted here, but the real action is over at Idle.

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 1:27 am in Blog. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

43 Responses

  1. mike the emperor!!! says:


  2. Dragon says:

    heheheehe I find it funny how much I see people fight for first and now someone gets first and no fight for almost a hour…

  3. Jim says:

    !_THIRD_! … but ONLY because, I WENT TO IDLE STATE FIRST!!!

    Thanks Nick!!!

  4. Mackus says:

    This is gonna be interesting. To bad Miranda was so abruptly kicked out of story. She was really nice, good looking, and had principles.
    Its good that Aya gonna be in this one though – i liked her too.

  5. kyki says:

    Wait…I’m confused…it looks like Faye and Martin from Questionable Content on the right and left…is there some kind of crossover going on?

    • Nick Wright says:

      No crossovers. The character on the far right is Alex, who you’ve seen here before. The only thing he has in common with Marten is spiky-ish hair.

      Everybody else thinks the one on the left looks like Tracy. Can’t see past the big glasses, I guess.

      • kyki says:

        heh, yeah, apparently short brown hair + square glasses = Faye in my head. Glad there’s no crossover…that would have been…weird.

        I loved Treading Ground, and Idle State is off to a great start. I’m looking forward to following it :)

  6. Scott says:

    So are you still going to be updating Trading Ground? Or are you switching to Idle State?

    • Nick Wright says:

      TG has finished its run, so this site won’t be updating anymore unless it’s to deliver news about the upcoming book and other TG-related projects. It’s all Idle now!

      • Scott says:

        That’s a shame I was liking a few of the characters and was looking forward to see how they grew. I’ll go to Idle for now if for no other reason than to see which other Characters you merge over. But I might not stay depending on who they are.

  7. Tony says:

    Sorry, I think I’m going to pass on idle state since I’ve never been too fond of Aya. I find it upsetting that there isn’t going to be anymore updates for treading ground, I really enjoy this comic.

  8. Stu says:

    So I didn’t even realize until I saw this that Treading Ground was over. Feeling kinda dumb for that. But I have to say, I am incredibly happy to say I was able to be here to catch the last year of this comic, and it has been one of my absolute favorites! Looking forward to what’s in store for the future.

  9. yup says:

    Hell yea Aya!

  10. Crestlinger says:

    Take that picture and make it armageddony if she ever gets a hold of some whiskey.

  11. FuzzyKing says:

    is it safe to presume that TG was just the beginning of an epic, like an introduction to the characters with the fundamental base story that will lead into further stories regarding the individual characters or a combination of them in a later state of life??

  12. Oberon says:

    Given that two of the three gals are Q-tips, although not blond, I’m just going to say that the IQ level of the comic just dropped by 10 points. Not in a BAD way!!!

  13. Brendan says:

    Sorry to see TG ended (didn’t even realize when the last page first showed up…XD) and a little bit sadder to see IS will be safe for work XD, but will certainly read.

  14. Ghost says:

    Dammit! So this is what happens when I’m without my laptop for two weeks… I get it back from repairs to find that one of my favourite webcomics has ended.

  15. Aita says:

    I am curious as to whether or not I need to check this if I keep up on the blog over there? Will you link here from there when news comes out, or should I just keep checking?

    • Nick Wright says:

      This site will be infrequently updated with only news specifically related to TG, but I’ll also be cross-posting that to Idle if you’d like to keep up there.

      • Aita says:

        Yeah, that’s what I wanted to know. I wanted to keep up at least long enough to pick up the book(s), so I can better support the art I’ve so enjoyed ^_^

  16. Kevin says:

    Why can’t I connect to the new site?

  17. james says:

    why did you stop this one?

  18. Selias says:

    Don’t suppose you could put up a .rar with the comic? Be great to have a copy to read again in the future if the site ever goes down.

  19. wilder12 says:

    On the one hand, I want to see how things continue. On the other, it ended on a good note.

  20. SharkMcarts says:


  21. Grant says:

    Oh man, just started reading TG regularly and the comic ends >.<
    I read through the whole treading ground archives and I'm definitely giving Idle State a shot.

    PS- I think you should make the current Idle State promo link to the new website when you click on it, instead of taking you back to treadingground.com

  22. bbr says:

    But,,. no more treading ground? The story cant be over yet! o_o

  23. john says:

    bbr have faith may be its not

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