200 strips! That’s bordering on the semi-respectable in webcomic terms.

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that TG was an on-again, off-again thing for the first several years of its existence. It took almost 7 years to get from the beginning to #100, but only 9 months to get from #100 to #200. The comic has been going strong and hasn’t missed a single update since its return well over a year ago. I’ve managed to push out three new comics a week while still holding down a full-time day job and putting work in on a great side project.

We’ve also built a robust community here using Facebook, Twitter and of course the always entertaining Comments section.

Now THAT is worth celebrating!


Steve: What would possibly make you think it was a good idea to tell Girl A about your coital confabs with Girl B?
Nate: I was just sick of the sneaking around. I felt like I owed it to Miranda to come clean. Even if we weren’t official dating, that’s no way to start any relationship.

Steve: And of course she was totally cool with it, and wearing a groove into the couch is just your way of CELEBRATING.
Nate: She took off without a word and has been avoiding me ever since. And I don’t blame her.

Steve: Well, I guess the plus side to all this is that your lady-pleasing skills have been observed and verified by an objective third party.
Nate: He did… more than just observe.

Steve: You know what, I’m just gonna leave it at that and enjoy the mystery.

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

88 Responses

  1. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy wonders what he did…ewww….

  2. Ashton says:

    Good Job on 200!

  3. daniel says:


  4. Uranium Bullet says:

    But the best part of a mystery is solving it.

  5. Sara E. says:

    I kind of want to know what happened in between Tracy, Nate and Arne, but I’m afraid that if I actually knew, I’d start screaming and never stop.

  6. RotSman says:

    I want to friend Arne on Facebook…you just KNOW he took all sorts of camera phone pics of the event. Tracy probably tagged herself in those photos too. ^_^

    Good job on #200! Just a mere 34 weeks until #300!

  7. Insurance says:

    Congrats on the 200 comics Nick, really fun to read them each week. You’ve really worked hard to reach this goal and the story has really gotten better and better seemingly each week. Especially any comics with the vampire guy or Purvious. Thanks for working so hard and making such great comics. I’ve lost track how many times I’ve re-read each comic so far.

    Now to the comic. I am not sure I ever want to the know the mystery myself. It could make for some awesome comedy and could also be awesomely awkward as well.

  8. Minty-Phresh says:

    Dude. Congrats on your 200th! Thanks a bunch for updating so consistently. Although, I technically started reading at around page 160 so I really don’t know much about the preceding 7 years. At any rate, keep up the good work. I’m eager to see how Nate’s gonna get outta this one.

  9. David says:

    Congratulations on #200. I should get Paul to draw you a cake with strippers.

    • Oberon says:

      Here’s a cake with a stripper in it!


  10. Kai says:

    Being fresh into the scene myself, I understand the difficulties one can have with scheduling more then well. Even as we speak I am behind, while I have to move house, buy a new computer and find minutes at a time to draw at work.

    Don’t diminish your achievement by calling it semi-respectable, you’ve hit a real mile-stone.

    Oh, and your story continues to be both funny AND compelling. I’m genuinely concerned for the outcome ^_^

  11. Steel says:

    Congrats on 200 while keeping to a regular schedule! Great job

    Also, it’s probably better Arne ‘helped’, now Tracy won’t be back for a while to mess with Nate’s life… for now

  12. Brasca1 says:

    So if Steve got squeamish over this it proves Arne is the biggest perv in the strip.

  13. KzooKid says:

    Grats on 200. Just found your strip a couple of months ago, but I’m hooked. Can’t wait to see the next 200.

  14. Kramegame says:

    hey congrats on 200 man, 200 more than I will probably ever do.
    And I totally called Arne jumping in. Welp, at least Tracy has a new boy toy.

  15. Frank says:

    Two words.

    Finger cuffs.

    Nick already had “heads.”

    Guess who had “tails!”

  16. Paul says:

    Congrats on 200! Keep ’em coming

  17. Hail to the King says:

    I freaking knew there had a reason for the dead zombie look that Nate was rockin afterwards

  18. bobobob100 says:

    happy two hundred

  19. chumash99 says:

    How will Rose react when she hears this? Inquiring minds want to know!

  20. Weimann says:

    Nice work on the 200 strips!

  21. Ginger says:

    I’m with Steve…I don’t want to know either.

  22. Tia says:

    #1: CONGRATS ON 200! Go Nick!

    #2: I totally want to know how Arne participated, and I hope it was Arne and Nate making out while doing Tracy fingercuffs style. That shit would be HAWT!

    Ok, and now I must go prepare for the onslaught of “ewwww” and “You’re a weirdo” responses. See you tomorrow.


    • Pink freud says:

      Tia, I’ve known you were a weirdo for years. But given some of the things I have done, it would be terribly hypocritical to saw Ewwww to you.

  23. Eric says:

    Some things man was not meant to know.
    Some things man should not know.
    And some things… man just doesn’t want to know.

  24. Anti says:

    Somethings just aren’t meant to be said.

  25. Anti says:

    Congratulations on your 200th strip, Nick.

  26. Jon says:

    My only hope is that Arne plays for the hetero team. Otherwise, it would explain why Nate looked so shocked.

    Honestly, the man acts like he’s never had a threesome before. Oh wait…

  27. Jakub says:

    Congratulation for 200. I am always looking forward to next Monday, Wednesday and Friday for new comics. *THUMB UP* And panel one is awesome description of Epic Facepalm :)

  28. Chris says:

    Congratulations, Nick! It’s still funny!

  29. Pink freud says:

    You know, Arne’s par-tic-i (Say it) pation may actually be for the best. Tracy has a new fuck-toy, Miranada is thoroughly turned off, and Nate is now free to make his big dramatic play for Rose.

  30. Lokitsu says:

    Congratulations on #200 Nick. I started reading with your latest run and I’m enjoying the hell out of your comic. Great art, great storylines and interesting characters. And of course, boobies! Its also damned amusing watching readers spin out every time Rose or Nate does something “wrong”.

    Definitely one of my favorite webcomics, please don’t ever stop.

  31. Ray says:

    I’m guessing one in the butt and one in her pussy? Or head for one guy while the other one fucked her. Not gay at all.

  32. Isis says:

    WOO 200!!! Congratulations man. This is one of the few webcomics that is worthy of following so closely. Great art, great script, funny shit and the comments are priceless! You got me to read your entire archive. Keep up the great job! I have come to expect and look forward to reading TNG’s comments and I find it most curious that he is so strangely silent today. Hope all is well with him.

  33. Clell65619 says:

    – I can’t get over how haunted Nate has looked the last couple of comics… What the hell did Tracey and Arne do to the poor guy?

    – Congrats on the 200 issues…

  34. The Negro Guy says:

    The Negro Guy says congrats on getting your 200-cherry popped!

  35. Ghost says:

    Ghost offers congratulations on achieving 200 comic strips.

    Also, she says this particular strip leaves nasty mental images that she cannot un-see…

    And a question: How do people get avatars on this website?

  36. Jerichow says:

    In all honesty, this comic is one of the only reasons I look forward to Mondays now a days. The art is both well done, but straight forward without all of the extra bits others use to try and make it look flashy making TG easy to follow which is always a plus.

    To boot, the story line is frankly the best I have read in a very long time(years). I used to monitor two other webcomics as my ‘favorites’ but they have since been vastly trumped by TG and its originality.

    My only real question…. when can we get a hard cover version to buy? I’d love to get this in a series and put it right up on the shelf with the other best comics I’ve read, as this one definitely deserves the title of best.

  37. yo says:

    7 holes, 2 dicks, Plenty of fun for every one.

  38. TG is Still Alive says:

    I hope it was a bitch manager sandwich… Or other things my twisted porn mind can think of lol.

    Really missed reading this comic. I wish it could make a comeback somehow.

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