Speaking of Ranma 1/2… [FANART]

Kai Lynk of Academicon sent in this fantastic fanart featuring the Treading Ground characters as the cast of Ranma 1/2!

Kai also had a few ideas about how such a grouping might be arranged.

Thanks, Kai!

January 18, 2011 | 20 Comments

New That SciFi Guy – 5/5: Best and Worst Killer Robots

That imposing metallic gentleman looks vaguely familiar.

January 11, 2011 | 19 Comments

Thanks to all

I want to take some time to say that I appreciate all of the comments I’ve received lately. I read every single one of them, (even if it takes all morning and I’m supposed to be working!) I want to thank those of you who have showed your support and faith in me as an author, but also those who have expressed their frustrations with the latest developments in the strip. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are all so heavily invested in the comic and these characters.

Of course it’s disappointing that a small number of frustrated commenters have decided to stop reading. But webcomics lose readers every day, and it’s usually not because of the story or characters. It’s because they got bored or forgot about it. I would much rather lose readers because of a plot twist they didn’t agree with than because I didn’t make a strong enough impression.

There is a lot still left to happen in this comic before all is said and done, and I want to thank each of you for sticking around to see what happens next!

November 22, 2010 | 44 Comments

That SciFi Guy Halloween Edition: Jason X

Happy Halloweekend! I was going to dress my characters up as the cast of Glee, but then I remembered that I don’t watch Glee, so instead we did this.

The traditional SPOILER WARNING applies. And keep an eye out for a cameo by one of our lovable Treading Ground cast members!

October 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

State of the Comic 2010

Seven years ago yesterday, the world was introduced to Treading Ground via Steve and Derek.

The premiere comic read like it was straight out of a crappy sitcom, but the art was surprisingly fair, especially compared to the roughness that was to come in the early years. When I moved to my own hosting I reorganized and cut this strip as well as two subsequent ones, but it does still hold the honorary title of First Strip.

In the following years, TG was an on-again, off-again project. It wasn’t until February 2010 that I was able to really dedicate enough time to getting the comic out regularly, and I’ve nearly doubled my archive in this year alone. Now as the story progresses further, I think it’s fair to give you some idea of where we’re heading.

As you may have noticed, this is not your typical webcomic. TG is more like a movie than a long-running TV series; it’s a self-contained story that was never intended to run indefinitely. The core relationship of the series has a time limit on it, and I’m keenly aware of that. There is a planned ending, and we’re working toward it.

As we get closer to that ultimate end, the characters will undoubtedly say and do things you’re not going to like. It’s all part of the ups and downs of a good story. These moments might be a little easier to handle now that you’re armed with the knowledge that I don’t plan to string you along forever.

I hope you’ll continue to join me to see how all this plays out!

October 14, 2010 | 25 Comments