Haha, isn't this the truth!
I've never heard of Pickles before. I really don't know how I stumbled on them but they crack me up!
Here's a little background on Brian Crane's characters:
Earl and Opal Pickles have been married for over 50 years. The cartoon shows the funny side of family and friendships. Earl and Opal share their golden years with their 30-something daughter Sylvia, her husband Dan, their grandson Nelson, their dense dog Roscoe and cynical cat Muffin.
“As I started drawing Pickles, I began to recognize my in-laws’ personalities in Earl and Opal,” Crane explains. “They bicker back and forth but are totally devoted to each other and depend on each other for their happiness. They are always doing things that find their way into the strip.”
His in-laws, for instance, once started wearing magnetic bracelets for their health, but whenever they ate, their silverware stuck to the bracelets. “It was hilarious and so typical,” Crane says. “Configurations of their magnetic adventure made it into 30 of my strips.”
You can continue reading the 2011 Brigham Young University interview of Brian Crane here: