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Tim Kreider's editorial cartoons have that sort of vulgarity, puerility, absurdity, topicality, pith, bile, and self-awareness that help me get through the unending despair of reading the news every day. (He also draws great faces.)
posted by klangklangston (49 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Kreider. A Baltimore institution. Or should be put in one.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:44 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Excellent.
posted by MarshallPoe at 2:48 PM on July 17, 2007


Pith, you thay?
posted by psmealey at 2:49 PM on July 17, 2007


Fake John Edwards Forever!
posted by uri at 2:49 PM on July 17, 2007


I Fuck -- and I Vote!

That is genius. Thanks for the post. Huh, it seems that he is having a caption contest. This crowd could probably win that.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:50 PM on July 17, 2007


I hope he gets rich from his cartoons. Then he really will be testy!
posted by asok at 2:57 PM on July 17, 2007


Clinton fucked in the White House. Bush just lies there (from the vulagrity link).

Made me laugh.
posted by rhymer at 2:59 PM on July 17, 2007 [4 favorites]


Wow. Awesome!
posted by OverlappingElvis at 3:01 PM on July 17, 2007


I met Tim a few years back when we tabled at a book show together. He's an amazing artist and almost always wears a full suit and tie to events*, which makes him look- and I mean look exactly- like John Edwards.

My favorite of his strips remains this one, for which I frequently beg for him to sell as a print every time I see him.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:03 PM on July 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


Not sure what the * was doing there. Oops.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:04 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Winning caption: Christ, what an asshole.
posted by found missing at 3:10 PM on July 17, 2007


I do want a "Blow Me. I'm Liberal" tee.
posted by dhartung at 3:16 PM on July 17, 2007


This reminds me of The Comic News. Before there was the Daily Show, it was the best way to laugh through the tears. You can request a free sample of the best print news source I've ever had the pleasure to read.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:19 PM on July 17, 2007


...like I was Paul Bunyan and she was a flapjack the size of Lake Tahoe.

Yeah, so I'll be keeping an eye peeled for opportunities to drop that into conversation from now on.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:21 PM on July 17, 2007


This is fantastic, and I can't believe I've never heard of the strip or the artist before. Thanks for this.
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 3:23 PM on July 17, 2007


It's funny 'cos it's true.
posted by everichon at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007


Dude can draw.

Even better, I like that his editorial voice fits in the best tradition of the form while being every inch of this era.

Love, love, love the detail about the suit and tie. It's a perfect complement to his drawing style.

Thanks for the introduction to his stuff, klangklangston!
posted by batmonkey at 3:33 PM on July 17, 2007


Yeah, I found one of his collections randomly in the LA public library and found his website today. My boss's boss asked me about him, so maybe Hustler will pick him up. That'd be sweet.
posted by klangklangston at 3:33 PM on July 17, 2007


fucking brilliant. thanks for this.
posted by shmegegge at 3:34 PM on July 17, 2007


Oh, and the artist statements are usually pretty interesting too. Just so y'all don't miss 'em.
posted by klangklangston at 3:38 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


I like this, and I don't like anything. Makes me think of the best 60's and 70'sMAD magazine I read as a child with a little Life in Hell and Crumb mixed in. Yeah, I'm fucking old, so get over it.
posted by Eekacat at 3:48 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


I LOL'd at the Ayn Rand paperback next to Dinesh D'Souza.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 3:51 PM on July 17, 2007


Cecil County mockery. I'm in. Added to RSS feed.
posted by sidereal at 3:55 PM on July 17, 2007


Very, very excellent. Your "topicality" and "pith" links lead to the same ones, however. Did you mean them to be different?
posted by odinsdream at 4:02 PM on July 17, 2007


Excellent. Thanks for sharing.
posted by joedan at 4:04 PM on July 17, 2007


Yeah, odins, I did. But I totally don't remember which one I was going to link to.
posted by klangklangston at 4:04 PM on July 17, 2007


Christ, The Pain has never been linked here?

This is so awesome. I love when other people turn out to love the same shit I do.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:07 PM on July 17, 2007


But take this one for "pith.
posted by klangklangston at 4:16 PM on July 17, 2007


Tim Kreider rules. Regrettably, though, my favorite of his cartoons doesn't appear to be on his site. It's the one with the figure who is either Captain America (as he claims to be) or Frankenstein's monster dressed up like Captain America (as everyone else is certain he is).
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:16 PM on July 17, 2007


Tim Kreider has been here before, for a brilliant study of Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut".
posted by Pastabagel at 4:26 PM on July 17, 2007


Holy cow. I got one of his chapbooks back in '98 and had no idea he'd kept it up. Thanks, klangklangston!
posted by RakDaddy at 4:39 PM on July 17, 2007


His list of enemies is pretty awesome too.

Thanks for the the post!
posted by Roach at 4:52 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Good. I like it.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:06 PM on July 17, 2007


I hate his scripty titles that are so damn hard to read... but the Sex Party's got my vote, so I forgive him.

And then there's "Remember Alderaan". Priceless.
posted by rokusan at 5:06 PM on July 17, 2007


Cool. I like this guy.
posted by PHINC at 5:07 PM on July 17, 2007


Sex party, shmex party. I like that his Putin depiction uses actual Russian. Appropriate Russian.

Vulgar, nasty real Russian!
posted by volk at 5:17 PM on July 17, 2007


Heh, awesome. I'm all over this like a duck on a junebug.
posted by A dead Quaker at 5:27 PM on July 17, 2007


Excellent stuff.

Here's my fav, with commentary.
posted by bardic at 5:29 PM on July 17, 2007


Tim Kreider rules. Regrettably, though, my favorite of his cartoons doesn't appear to be on his site. It's the one with the figure who is either Captain America (as he claims to be) or Frankenstein's monster dressed up like Captain America (as everyone else is certain he is).

"No. NOT Frankenstein. Captain America."

I linked to his site in one of my old, old askme answers to a question asking for rhyming sayings like "step on a crack, break your mother's back". Krieder's got one that says "Popcorn before pie, then you die. Pie before popcorn, sit and watch soft porn".
posted by LionIndex at 5:43 PM on July 17, 2007


Never heard of this guy before, but I like.
posted by Cyrano at 6:05 PM on July 17, 2007


I just checked and I never linked to the guy, but I did search through his site looking for that strip. Whoops.
posted by LionIndex at 6:07 PM on July 17, 2007


Fan. Fucking. Tastic.
posted by dbiedny at 6:27 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


This_stuff_is_gold

From the enemies list:

"# Petit Louis Bistro, Baltimore. My second restaurant enemy. Hired me to copy an image of a cherubic Bacchus from a menu they’d stolen from a café in France. I drew several variations on the basic design, but in the end they hired someone else and refused to pay me anything for my work. The character they finally used, a cartoon of an impish French chef, now mocks me from billboards and print ads. I no longer accept any commercial art jobs."
posted by HyperBlue at 6:54 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


His list of enemies is pretty awesome too.

You know who else kept an enemies list?

That's right. Nixon.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
posted by JHarris at 7:33 PM on July 17, 2007


Like all artists one loves, he makes me love wget.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 8:12 PM on July 17, 2007


Everything else aside - he draws the funniest cats ever!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 10:00 PM on July 17, 2007


I love it. Favorited and subscribed to the RSS feed. Thanks!
posted by letitrain at 12:56 AM on July 18, 2007


His comment on this one illuminates how his faces are so excellent; on this cartoon, he drew 'em first, and refers to everything else as "the boring part".
posted by maus at 1:16 AM on July 18, 2007


Tim Kreider is great. I only wish the City Paper would print his strip a little larger. The text is tough to read when it's shrunk down to a quarter page size.
posted by electroboy at 7:04 AM on July 18, 2007


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