The Idle State launches July 18, 2011!

The Idle State - Coming soon!

I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to offer congratulations and appreciation for Treading Ground, and I’m proud to announce that The Idle State will be hitting the internets in just over a week! You might recognize a character or two.

We’ve already got the Facebook Page up and running, and don’t forget you can also stay up to date about The Idle State and all things Treading Ground by following me on Twitter.

I hope you’ll stay tuned to this site for extra TG (and TIS) stuff throughout the week, and then join me for the launch of The Idle State on July 18!

July 8, 2011 | 30 Comments

When one door closes…

This will be the last week of Treading Ground.

To say it’s been a while would be an understatement. While most of you have only been with me for the last year or so, I originally started this comic on Keenspace way back in 2003. It wasn’t until February of 2010 that I was able to give it the attention it deserved, though, and since then the comic has been going strong, gaining steam and attracting a readership that has been both numerous and vocal.

But this story was never intended to be something that would run forever. I’ve always had a beginning, middle and end in mind, and on Friday we’ll see that end come to fruition.

This story may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean I’m done making comics, or even that this is the last you’ll see of these characters. On Friday after the final Treading Ground comic, I’ll announce the first details about my next webcomic project, including where you can find it and when it will premiere. I’m working hard to get that project off the ground as soon as possible so no one is kept waiting too long!

I want to thank everyone who has been with me as we followed the lives of Nate, Rose, and the rest of the cast. There is much more to come, and I hope you’ll continue to join me for it.

July 4, 2011 | 156 Comments

That SciFi Guy Joins That Guy With The Glasses

If you’ve ever scrolled down below the comic, you’re sure to have come across videos from That SciFi Guy, the other major web project I work on. Until recently, I’ve posted the TSFG videos here, despite the fact that the subject matter isn’t exactly similar. I have fun doing these, and although mi hermano Leo Thompson is the front man, you can see a lot of my art, occasional voice talent, and sense of humor show up in the writing.

We’re excited to announce that That SciFi Guy has joined That Guy With The Glasses, home of the Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, and a host of other great and talented people. The TGWTG community can give the project a heck of a lot more exposure than I could on TG. This is awesome news!

So while I’ll direct you to our page on TGWTG and the original website for future That SciFi Guy videos, I’ll leave you with our newest completed review. See what happens as giant robots meet colossal pricks in Robot Jox!

June 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

Site News – Poll Results, New That SciFi Guy

As you may recall, a while back I ran TG’s first ever (and likely ONLY ever) Favorite Character Poll. Let’s examine the results!

Who is your favorite Treading Ground character?

1. Rose (29%, 300 Votes)
2. Aya (15%, 159 Votes)
3. Nate (12%, 125 Votes)
4. Purvous (12%, 123 Votes)
5. Tracy (10%, 103 Votes)
6. Arne (4%, 40 Votes)
7. Miranda (4%, 38 Votes)
8. Beth (Rose’s Mom) (3%, 33 Votes)
9. Steve (3%, 31 Votes)
10. Les (3%, 28 Votes)
11. Jimi (3%, 28 Votes)
12. Nina (Rose’s Sister) (1%, 11 Votes)
13. Derek (0%, 5 Votes)
14. Trevor (0%, 4 Votes)
15. Bill (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,031

She’s made her mistakes, but Rose still takes the lead in the hearts of the people. Thanks for voting, everyone!

And hey, here’s a non-April Fool’s episode of That SciFi Guy! This time around we put the Kung Fu Grip on G.I. Joe.

April 4, 2011 | 11 Comments

New Poll and New That SciFi Guy

New Favorite Character Poll!

I’ve never actually done one of these before, and I probably won’t do it again, so this should be interesting. I already have some predictions which I will dutifully keep to myself.

Just scroll to the bottom of the page to participate!

New That SciFi Guy Short Video!

In what is most likely the only unboxing video we’ll ever do, That SciFi Guy tears into the McFarlane Toys Matrix Sentinel.

By the way, if you like that awesome remix, here’s the link to the high-quality version, and here’s a direct link to the mp3 for us normal folks.

March 3, 2011 | 20 Comments