Brian Crane’s Pickles is a laugh-out-loud comic strip gem. Featuring Earl and Opal Pickles, who have been married for over 50 years, it shows the funny side of family and friendships. Earl and Opal share their golden years with their 30-something daughter Sylvia, her husband, Dan and their beloved grandson Nelson. Their dense dog Roscoe and cynical cat Muffin also enliven the Pickles’ household. Whether observing the differences between genders and generations or taking a wry but sympathetic look at life in the twilight years, Crane’s good-natured wit and dry humor are sure to please readers of all ages. In 2013, Crane won cartooning's highest honor, the Reuben Award for "Cartoonist of the Year," for his 2012 Pickles strips. In 1995 and 2001, Pickles was nominated for best comic strip of the year by the National Cartoonists Society, winning the coveted award in 2001. Pickles has topped comics polls across the nation again and again, and it appears in 900 newspapers around the world. In 2015, Baobab Press published a Pickles collection entitled, "25 Years of Pickles." Previous Pickles collections are "Oh Sure! Blame it on the Dog!" (2013), "How Come I Always Get Blamed for the Things I Do?" (2010), "Let's Get Pickled!" (2006), "Still Pickled After All These Years" (2002), "Pickles, Too: The Older I Get, The Better I Was" (1999), and "Pickles" (1998).