Brian Crane’s Pickles is a daily comic strip featuring Earl and Opal Pickles, who have been married for over 50 years, it shows the funny side of family and friendships and is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. Soon after Pickles’ debut in 1990, Crane “retired” as an art director for an advertising agency in Reno, Nevada, to devote his full attention to his comic strip. In 2001, Pickles was named Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. In 2013 he won the NCS Reuben award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pickles has topped comics polls across the nation again and again, and it appears in over 800 newspapers around the world.