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!

88 thoughts on “Overlook

  1. The Negro Guy wonders what he did…ewww….

    1. Well, when a man and a woman, and another man, are very horny…

      1. I’m guessing that Arne enjoyed the show slightly more than is appropriate in most situations.

        1. actually, I’m sure it was an entirely approapriate ”response” to the uh…festiviities occuring.

        2. Yeah, I wondered about it, and then I figured that Arne masturbated. And then I laughed.

          Congratulations on #200! 🙂

        3. I dunno, despite the absurdity of any given situation sometimes saying ‘quick dude, tag me in’ works for a few seconds before anyone thinks about just what the hell is going on.

      2. Of course it’s no where near as fun and a woman, a man, and another woman… not that I have much to compare it to. Just thinking that there’s another dude would seriously kill the mood.

        1. Ever hear of a devil’s three-way?

    2. I’m assuming Nate wouldn’t have let him touch him, so (pardon my mind) I’m guessing a spit roast. Or sloppy seconds. Or maybe Nate had them.

      1. Fingercuffs!

        1. Actually I’m thinking he did the self stimulation sort of thing… no wonder Nate looked so shell shocked.

  2. Good Job on 200!

  3. But the best part of a mystery is solving it.

  4. 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.

    1. I’m sure Nick would too. If you’ve read Something*Positive you would know what Randy would have to say about that: “I tore out my eyes, but I can’t stop seeing the atrocity!”

    2. I’m thinking it’s more likely that Tracy happened between Nate and Arnie.

      1. Bow-chicka-bow-wow!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. Yeah, sometimes I wonder whether I should bother even mentioning the old days, but I have to hand it to some of the readers who were around then and stuck it out.


      1. Those were dark and scary times.

      2. I have to say I found this comic by accident a few months ago & liked the page I read & went back to read the entire thing. Great work on a funny comic & congrats on #200.

      3. eh not as bad as EOI

    2. Dude go back and read the old comics, they give you the backround of the story that is going on atm. The middle or end of a book won’t make sense if you don’t read the begining.

      1. I did. I just didn’t have to wait like everyone else since I was late coming in.

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

    1. Here’s a cake with a stripper in it!


      1. Well, sort of…

        1. That’s what happens when you do it with a fixed-width font and post it to a site that uses variable-width fonts.

        2. On the plus side, if you rotate your head 90 degrees to the left, it’s a closeup of a flea.

        3. How the hell was I supposed to know? It’s not like I go around counting the characters in the lines on people’s posts…

        4. I appreciate the thought. 🙂

      2. It looks like a bunny rabbit with antlers to me.

  9. 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 ^_^

    1. Thanks Kai!

      And yeah, life definitely gets in the way. I just had to find a way to push through it and really focus on what I want to do.

  10. 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

    1. That depends on how good Arne was. Something tells me that Nate’s screwed…

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

    1. Steve is the King of Bastardom, Arne is Prince of Perverts, different kingdoms, different rulers.

      1. They’re just adjacent and time-share a condo in Juarez.

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

  13. 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.

    1. I had a different idea of what Arne’s enhanced observation might have looked like.

      1. Yeah, that first bit is what I figured Arne was doing while watching them.

  14. Two words.

    Finger cuffs.

    Nick already had “heads.”

    Guess who had “tails!”

    1. Correction. Nate.

      Unless Nick knows this scenario from personal experience. 😉

  15. Congrats on 200! Keep ’em coming

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

    1. Zombie?! Go for the head!

      No, wait, Tracy already did that. >:=)>

  17. happy two hundred

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

  19. Nice work on the 200 strips!

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

  21. #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.


    1. 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.

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

  23. Somethings just aren’t meant to be said.

  24. Congratulations on your 200th strip, Nick.

  25. 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…

  26. 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 🙂

    1. Heh… “thumb up” where?

  27. Congratulations, Nick! It’s still funny!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

    1. I wonder where TNG has been…

      1. Oops didn’t mean to reply here…

  30. 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.

    1. It’s not gay unless balls touch

  31. 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.

  32. – 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…

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

  34. 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?

    1. Nevermind, apparently being signed into Gravatar allows it…

      Ghost is fairly new to “social” internet sites…

  35. 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.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jeri. Always appreciated.

      To answer your question, I’m planning on putting it together as a single book as soon as possible after the comic ends.

      1. Ends…?


        1. Yeah, I addressed this a while back. However, I can assure you that I don’t intend to quit making comics, even if it won’t be called Treading Ground anymore.

        2. I missed that post somehow. Sorry for the delayed wail of anguish. I can understand and respect your reasoning and I look forward to the conclusion of TG and the start of your next comic.

          PS TG had better end happily or shit will go down.
          Just sayin’


          er… i mean, it works out great.

        4. Might I suggest “Sinking Air?” and to bring the pun full circle, “Soaring Water.”

  36. 7 holes, 2 dicks, Plenty of fun for every one.

    1. Flesh that out a little more and it could be a haiku.

      1. “Seven holes, two dicks;
        Plenty of fun for every
        One who works in here.”

        I tried. Though it depends on your syllabic pronunciation of “everyone” (ie, two syllables vs three).

        1. Seven holes, two dicks
          Possibilities abound
          Fun for all concerned

  37. TG is Still Alive

    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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