Writing and Interviews


Many readers who have enjoyed the artist's statements have expressed interest in reading other writings of Mr. Kreider's. Here is a guide to his published writings and interviews. -C.H.


"I [Heart] Pluto” (New York Times, August 23rd, 2006)
" Time and the Bottle" (NYT, March 31st, 2009)
"Reprieve" (NYT, June 2nd, 2009)
"Isn't It Outrageous?" (NYT, July 14th, 2009)
"Averted Vision" (NYT, August 2nd, 2009)
"Views of a Day" (NYT, September 11th, 2009)
"The Referendum" (NYT, September 17, 2009)

"Seeing Is Believing" (Nerve.com, May 28th, 2010)
"Welcome" (Nerve.com, July 1st 2010)
"Getting Offline" (Nerve.com, May 13, 2011)

"In Praise of Not Knowing," (New York Times, June 18, 2011)
"Recipe for Heartbreak" (NYT, March 31, 2012)
"Cycle of Fear" (NYT, May 7, 2012)
"Like the Video? I Wrote the Book" (NYT, May 19, 2012)
"Uncle Ray's Dystopia" (NYT, June 8, 2012)
"The Busy Trap" (NYT, July 1, 2012)

 “Freedom to Fear: Is the Gun Industry Selling a Fantasy?” (Huffngton Post, August 2, 2012)
"9/11: War on Fear" (Huffington Post, September 11, 2012)

"The Quiet Ones," (NYT, November 17, 2012)
"You Are Going to Die," (NYT, January 20, 2013)

Cartoon Essays

"The Stabbing Story" (The Urbanite, August 2008)

On Comics

Deeper Meanings: Another Look at B. Kliban” (The Comics Journal Special Edition, Summer 2002)
That’s Not Funny: Rage, Laughter, and Political Cartoons After 9/11” (The Comics Journal)
Throwing the Book at Cartoonists” (The Education of a Cartoonist, Allworth Press)
You Could Give a Shit About Comics” (Baltimore City Paper, 2007 comics issue)
"The Trouble With Girls: Playboy Cartoons Sell, Don’t Shock” (Baltimore City Paper, 2006 comics issue)
Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man” (review, Comics Journal)
Lulu Eightball” (review, Comics Journal)
Lost Girls” (review, Baltimore City Paper, 2007 comics issue)
"The Black Dossier," (review, Comics Journal)
"Bill Mauldin and Willie and Joe," (review, Comics Journal)
" Brighter in Hindsight: Black Humor, by Charles R Johnson," (review, Comics Journal)
"Pym & Francie: The Golden Bear Days," (review, Comics Journal)
"What Is to Be Done?" (Comics Journal)
"Irredeeemable: Dave Sim's Cerebus" (excerpt from The Comics Journal #301)
"Wages of Love: Chester Brown's True Romance Comix" (excerpt from The Comics Journal #302)

Tim interviews Jules Feiffer (Indy Magazine)

On Books

Unspeakable: Exploring the Work of Splatterspunk Author Ed Lee” (Baltimore City Paper, 2006 Big Books Issue)
" The Frightener: William Sloane's Two Novels Cut Right Through Genre and Burrow Into a Dark, Uncanny Unknown." (Baltimore City Paper, 2007 Big Books Issue)
"When Books Could Change Your Life" (Baltimore City Paper, 2008 Big Books Issue)
"David Foster Wallace: 1962-2008" (Baltimore City Paper, 2008 Big Books Issue)

On Film

"Introducing Sociology: Eyes Wide Shut” (Film Quarterly)
The Straight Story” (with Rob Content) (Film Quarterly)
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (with Rob Content and Boyd White) (Film Quarterly)
A.I.” (Film Quarterly)
The Goblin's Dilemma: A Simple Plan and Spider-Man” (with Boyd White) (Jump Cut)
Office Space” (Lip)


"Mister Nice Guy," by Dale Keiger, Johns Hopkins Magazine, December 3, 2012
Tim Kreider: The Nervous Breakdown Self-Interview,” October 2, 2012
Book Notes: Tim Kreider - We Learn Nothing” largeheartedboy.com, September 13, 2012
"'Busy Trap' Writer Tim Kreider Talks New Book, Resigning Himself To Ambition" Huffington Post, July 12, 2012
"Tim Kreider Spills His Guts, The Good Men Project, June 14 2012
Feature in the Baltimore City Paper, June 2012
Interview in Joe McLeod's "Mr. Wrong" column, Baltimore City Paper, February 2011
Tom Spurgeon Interview, The Comics Reporter, February 2011
"Election 2008: An Interview with Tim Kreider," Daily Crosshatch, November 2008
"An Exclusive Interview with Comix Genius Tim Kreider," Walruscomic.com, September 2008

Reviews of We Learn Nothing

"Most Underrated Book of 2012" Publisher's Weekly, October 11, 2012
Publishers Weekly,April 2, 2012
Shelf Awareness, June 22, 2012
Kirkus Review, April 15, 2012
“Pick of the Week” and Excerpt in Publishers Weekly, June 8, 2012
The Book Shelf, June 12, 2012


Interview with Evil Ben Walker on George Bush's painting, "Too Much Information" (freeform show #4), February 11, 2013
The Current, (CBC) "Cryopreservation" (don't ask) January 2013
"Going Off Track," January 10, 2013
"The Tapestry" (CBC) October 24, 2012
This American Life, “What Doesn’t Kill You,” October 2012
Radiolab, “The Truth of the Matter” 23 September 2012
“The Signal,” WYPR (Baltimore, MD), Lisa Morgan, host, September 21, 2012
"Nothing to Fear," Wiretap, (CBC) September 14, 2012
Interview on Eyes Wide Shut, moviegeeksunited.com, May 26, 2012
Ink Panthers Podcast, February 2010
Interview with Evil Ben Walker on WFMU's "Too Much Information" (episode: "Beyond the Fruited Plain"), November 2010
MPR interview on war cartoons, April 6, 2007Commentary on Pluto's Demotion on ABC World News online, 8/24/06
Interview with Evil Ben Walker on his entry into the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest,"Theory of Everything" 2/24/06
Interview with Evil Ben Walker on drawing more political cartoons after the 2004 election, "Theory of Everything" 11/07/04


Morning Joe, MSNBC, July 3, 2012
Slideshow/ Talk at The Strand Bookstore, February 17, 2011

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