Brian Crane, writer and artist of the great strip “Pickles” is with me today to talk about his road to syndication, how he goes about his daily business of bringing the funny old people to life, and what it’s like to slowly be creeping on the age of his protagonists! “Pickles” is a constant top-10 favorite around the country and is truly one of those strips that sneaks under your radar. You think it’s going to be a feel-good sappy strip about elderly people, and it turns out to have one of the sharpest edges out there. It’s one of my favorites, and it’s been around 21 years for good reason!
Brian couldn’t be a nicer guy, and it was a great honor to talk to this 2001 NCS Best Comic Strip award winner!