A cartoon family: Popular 'Pickles' captures humanity of humans


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  • kiaoraguy Provo, UT
    Feb. 21, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    Before I knew Brian was LDS, I kept noticing a sofa painting that a building that looked remarkably like the Oakland Temple, and I thought that can't be a coincidence. Well, it wasn't! My folks and many of my friends know Brian and his family in Sparks and say he and his family are just the the nicest. It's also fun to wonder which of my old friends may have influenced a strip- because it happens!

  • LuVePacifica WestValleyCity, Utah
    Feb. 21, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing the laughs

  • Gentile brookings, SD
    Feb. 21, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    It is a funny comic strip. In order to have humor, you have to have some truth in the joke. He does it well.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    After the Sports page, the next thing we turn to every morning is Pickles. We love this comic strip and can relate often to this delightful Senior couple. Thanks to Brian Crane and Deseret News for the great article.

    It was also fun to find out that Brian is also a BYUalum! Small world.

  • utahprincipal801 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    The older I get the more I enjoy Pickles. Crane hits the relationship between "long marrieds" right on. All the aging issues, plus the great relationship with their grandson, are delightful. Thank you, Brian!

  • Dave from Taylorsville Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    I've always loved "Pickles". Brian Crane has a remarkable sense of humor and a uncanny grasp of the human condition. There are times when I laugh out loud at one of his strips and then calm down and realize the personal relevance of what I just laughed at. Half the time his work causes some interesting introspection.

    And I went through the article twice and didn't see any mention of this. . . from time to time either art on the wall of the house or the view outside a window is of an LDS temple. Is that news to anyone? That's actually the first thing I look for before I read the strip.