Tim Kreider (b. 1967) is an author and a cartoonist who created the comic The Pain When Will It End?, which appeared in the Baltimore City Paper for over a decade. His comics have been collected in three books: The Pain When Will It End? (2004), Why Do They Kill Me? (2005), and Twilight of the Assholes (2011); his most recent book, We Learn Nothing (2013), includes both essays and cartoons. Kreider has also written for the Comics Journal, Film Quarterly, Men's Journal, and the New York Times, in which the following reflection appeared in 2014.