I remember back when President Hinckley did that 60 Minutes interview. One of
the Sunday Pickles strips not long after that had a TV in the background with
the picture switching between President Hinckley and Mike Wallace. The strip
didn't have anything to do with the interview, but it was pretty cool.My father-in-law had a very ambitious garden in his 1/4 acre yard,
including squash, so when Pickles touches on the annual
"get-rid-of-the-extra-squash" story line, my wife and I get a big laugh
out of it.
Good story and Pickles is on my daily must read list.However -- just
curious. The LDS church seems to spend a lot time pointing out the famous and
interesting people who are LDS either from childhood or conversion. This seems
to indicate some insecurity. Perhaps it's because the LDS church is still
a relatively young one. I'm not aware that the Catholics or Baptists or
other more established churches spend as much time on such PR. I don't
find it offensive -- just curious.
I haven't seen Brian Cranes work but if the picture strip is a reflection
I'd haver to say I prefer my cartoons with a bit more satire. Calvin
Grondahl specifically lampoons Mormon ideas and culture and does so quite well.
Pickles creator Brian Crane was the keynote speaker @ our 40th BYU anniversary.
He was a classmate and a real inspiration. He creates a new cartoon every day
which includes drawing it and the story line. This is creativity and art in
The pictured comic strip reminds me of my beloved father in law. He once said
he was glad he got car insurance because now he wouldn't have to watch the
road. He was serious.
after reading the front page, letters to the editor, and the obituaries (to see
if I'm there) the next thing I read is Pickles. a marvelous comic strip by
a truly gifted cartoonist. thank you and keep up the good work!
This is one of my favorite comic strips! Gets my day started right with a good
chuckle each morning.
I have always loved his strip! Now I wonder if he and my husband are related.
The Cranes and the Dansies intermarried during the early days when Herriman UT
was settled. It would be fun to know.
I love his work. I never miss it.My wife uses his material in her Family
Relations class.Last week he explored who is the boss in the home. Classic
I shoulda known -- "Easter Eggs" (Per RG)?!
I noticed those little temple pictures on the wall of Crane' strip back in
about the late 1990s, I think, and I found his email address and asked if he was
LDS. My wife wasn't sure they were really temples and thought I was daring
to ask. But he emailed me back and told me I was right. Also little kid
character has worn a CTR shirt. I love the strip.
The most entertaining and insightful cartoon in the Deseret News!Thanks for the laughs!