Be sure to check out today’s major announcement about the future of Treading Ground.


{Establishing shot of a movie theater]

Purvous: BIG NATE goin’ to the picture show.
Nate: P-Purvous? What are you doing here?

Purvous: Where your girlfriend at?
Nate: She’s… in the bathroom, why?

Purvous: Can I KISS her?
Nate: No!

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 12:00 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment.

66 Responses

  1. Doug says:

    Well it is midnight, is that early or late?

  2. Jason says:

    Lol was worth a shot asking

  3. MegaHentai says:

    Ah, the long-awaited return!

  4. John Madden says:


  5. The Most Interesting Man in the World says:

    Anyone have any ideas as to what this ‘major announcement’ is?

    • The Dark One says:

      The “Major Announcement” is…. That he doesn’t always drink, but when he does he prefers Guinness. Dos Exes sucks

  6. Renadt says:

    Aboot time we saw a first comment that wasn’t a “FIRST” comment. Not that there is anything wrong with it, just kinda not my cup of tea.

    And it looks like Nate got… (shades) ninja’d.

  7. razorburn645 says:

    And now for something random.

  8. Vee says:

    Loving that poster: “Let us know if you want more butter. And don’t forget, we can tell when you’re lying.”

  9. Lazruth says:

    Does anyone but me find the sign about butter on the popcorn the funniest part about this strip? Or am I the only one who noticed it?

  10. Orgeston says:

    Oh my God this is hilarious! The sign is just genius! And Purvous is just so perfectly random!

  11. Dr Angry Ed says:

    Hey! I wanted to know what was the dealing with the yaoi last strip!! u_รบ

  12. Dr.wonderful says:

    Purvous scared the SHIT outta of me.

    Also, I love the sunset background.

  13. Kramegame says:

    Purvous maybe crazy, but he knows what he wants. :D

  14. FireDragons says:

    Well, only 2 more strips of this then eh? Damn. It’s been a good comic and I’m sad to see it end. I wonder how many loose ends will be able to be tied up in this week and how many will remain open for potential future projects.

  15. Fan says:

    Wow, when I read the major annoucement, I never thought it would be about the series finale of Trending Grounds. I am not going to lie or sugar coat it, I have truly enjoyed Trending Grounds for the last few months I’ve been reading it.

    It’s had it’s ups and downs (like most comics) but unlike some web comics, this one is not predicable, boring or relies on plot themes that have been done 101 times.

    That said, it’s one of the greatest retailed themed comedic comics I have ever read. It has everything, a good plot, exceptional comedy and drama that is realistic and based in a fantasy world.

    I can only speak for myself, but I enjoyed Trending Grounds. With webcomics these days, it’s hard to find a decent comic that is worth reading, much less continuing.

    I look forward to the final two comics and I wonder what the series finale will be.

    • Phantom says:

      I fully agree with you in everything you just said, but one thing that I just have to mention cause it really bugged me. Its not Trending Grounds. It’s Treading Ground :P sorry for being a pain.

  16. Forny says:

    I like how you pretty much mirrored their conversation from when the shitstorm started, it really adds that nice “end of movie and everything’s good” feeling to the comic. Sad to hear the news but at the same time I can’t wait to see what you’ll give us next!

  17. RotSman says:

    Purvous invented the DERP FACE.

  18. Pinky says:

    … I was seriously wondering what happened to Purvious…
    XD haha

  19. Tez says:

    The return of Purvous was bitter sweet, my friends.

  20. A serious matter says:

    lol I love Purvous’ face in the last panel. Totally dead serious, and his right eye looks like it actually straightened out, the left glaring right at the reader for the full effect. Very nice.

  21. Greenwood Goat says:

    Hang on… Nate was leaning against the wall, but Purvous still managed to get behind him? There can be only one explanation: Purvous has superpowers, and can phase through walls! Sorry for revealing the theme for the upcoming comic, but it looks like it’s going to be a Great Lakes Avengers style thing. >:=)>

    “Avengers ASSEMBLE! Cleanup needed in aisle thirteen!”

  22. OverlordLaharl79 says:

    Heh… I remember Keenspot. I’m gonna miss this comic, but I can’t wait to see what you’re gonna come up with next, Nick.

  23. Goat says:

    I actually just hopped on the wagon in Feb myself. I’m going to miss Treading Ground, but if what you say is true then we’ll be seeing these guys again soon.

    Been a nice, fun, sometimes sexy read! Thank you. :D

  24. Richard says:

    Thanks for the ride, it’s been great!

  25. MrZande05 says:

    Please, please please say that there is the possibility of making this into a book

  26. Ira Von Doom says:

    well i am sad to see this comic go i read it on the first day it came out and now i will be here to see it on its last it was a great comic man looking forward to your other projects

  27. FA4ED says:

    But I dont want anymore popcorn….
    Yes you do, yes you do.
    Yes I do…

    Also Nick, as a loyal reader, I will follow you were ever you go. Unless it’s Austria… I f*ing hate Austria.

  28. Dragonrider says:

    I would lie if I said fine its been a good run, I was hoping that, like Dick Tracy, Ally Oop, Mary Worth or Prince Valient this would go on through a succession of authors a NSFW version the forever Web Comic, after all if Garfield keeps on going then something that is enjoyable to read can do no less. However I respect your right to shut down your creation and move to other projects.Will look them over as you bring them out.

    • Kramegame says:

      He’s not shutting it down, it’s the story coming to an end. He has plans for these characters too, it’s just not going to be the same story.

  29. Nick says:

    Purvous doesn’t need to explain why he is there…although maybe he has broken his curfew from his accomodation? In which case, he must be up to no good…

  30. Random Prussian Guy says:

    Hrm… any chance Purvous can teleport? I have a friend who seems to appear behind you just like that. You check every corner and when you’re turning around… there he is.

    By the way, in the second panel Purvous sounds like a mobster.

  31. G.G. says:

    I got to admit you nailed Pervious’s face in the last shot. It is the most serious/sincere he has ever been. (Or at least since “I WANNA MAKE BABY!”)

  32. Ginger says:

    Yay, Purvous!

  33. Frostbite4.0 says:

    lol, first thing i thiought while reading this was a reverse version of ‘where your boyfriend at?’ .

  34. George II says:

    Any chance of an epilogue?

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