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is a daily and Sunday comic strip
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions....
by Brian Crane
Brian Crane is the cartoonist who created the comic strip Pickles. He received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 2001 for his work on the strip. Mr. Crane is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sometimes draws LDS temples or periodicals as...
focusing on a retired couple in their seventies, Earl and Opal Pickles. Inspired by Crane's in-laws
A parent-in-law is a person who has a legal affinity with another by being the parent of the other's spouse. Many cultures and legal systems impose duties and responsibilities on persons connected by this relationship...
, they find retirement life less than idyllic.
The comic is set in Crane's hometown of Sparks, Nevada
Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States, located east of Reno, Nevada. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau population count was 90,264. Sparks is often referred to as half of a twin city .-Geography and Climate:...
. The cast includes their dog Roscoe and their cat Muffin; their grandson Nelson Wolfe and his parents - their daughter Sylvia and her husband Dan, a wildlife photographer
has been published since 1990. In 2001, it was named best newspaper comic strip of the year by the National Cartoonists Society
The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists in the United States. It presents the National Cartoonists Society Awards. The Society was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops...
- Pickles comic strip at GoComics.com