2 October 2005
I just discovered your website and I think it's terrific. It's good to have your voice out there. Also, I think your art is very expressive far better than most of your peers.
Best of luck.
Stuart in Boston
3 October 2005
You are, Mr. Kreider, undoubtedly, the best looking cartoonist in America today.
Keep up the good work
Ann Arbour, MI
5 October 2005
Found an article you might be interested in...
I thought that this was immensely surprising, but simultaneously rather encouraging: traditionally the most hard-line and fiercely uncompromising group of Christians actually RECOGNISING the changing times and ACTUALLY, SERIOUSLY saying that blind belief in and interpretation of The Bible is not really viable or recommended...
Unbelievable. Why I wonder what all those 'mean' Christians who done love The Jesus will respond to this? Probably decry them as heretics and pray nightly for their endless suffering - in a suitably passive-aggressive fashion, of course!
I think the discovery of that Giant Squid is having a more profound effect on Humanity that we can all POSSIBLY imagine. Absolutely ADORE The Pain. It is now my Absolutely required antidote to overcome feelings of outright despondency at how fucked this world is. [Well, just America, actually. Thank fuck I don't have to LIVE there, eh?] Indeed, I recently mentioned to Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics that your work has more than a little of Bill Hicks in it. In fact, I said there's great mileage in the notion of you being his spiritual successor.
Ah, and now you're wondering how I know Eric? Good question. Well, I am a journalist, see. Film and Comics the specialties. I write for EMPIRE, VARIETY, SFX and BBC Online. Indeed, I have been trying to promote your two books on these shores for a while now. Whatever, I spread the word about The Pain to everyone I can.
Anyway - keep up the excellent work. We need more voices like yours.
21 October 20005
As we know, a common motif in the works of Mr. Tim Kreider involves depicting his close male friends and acquaintances engaging in sexual intercourse. A close examination of this weeks cartoon reveals a subconscious desire, one that clearly indicates Mr. Kreider's sexual orientation may not be that what he ostensibly believes. Please notify that Mr. Kreider that his inability to form rewarding relationships with the opposite sex is most likely a result of his latent homosexuality. So it is the opinion of this reader. Please refer to the attached panel from this week's cartoon and the highlighted phallic "oyster" gleefully entering his buddy's gaping jowls. Them's balls.
P.S. (To Tim) I'm just fucking with you, you queer.
25 October 20005
I've been trying to find the comic you wrote about george bush basically going ape-shit while watching spiderman. Maybe i'm retarded, maybe i hate reading, but I wasn't able to find it. Was this published in the pain...when will it end, was it up on the internet, or was this actually a really sweet dream i had and attributed it to you?
Also, big ups on the comic series itself, this keeps me alive when i'm at work, wishing for death.