How Come I Always Get Blamed for the Things I Do?
A Pickles Collection by Brian Crane
Take one long-married and occasionally exasperated couple getting along in years, their well-meaning daughter and precocious grandson, a clueless dog, an independent-minded cat, plus assorted other quirky but endearing characters and you have the world of Pickles, Brian Crane’s beloved comic strip that takes a wry but good-natured look at the foibles of family and friends.
How Come I Always Get Blamed for the Things I Do? is the fifth collection featuring the domestic ups and downs of Earl and Opal Pickles, validating Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s prediction that “Pickles is going to be around for a long time.” Pickles is a two-time nominee for the National Cartoonists Society’s Best Comic Strip of the Year, winning the prestigious award in 2001. It consistently tops comic polls and appears in almost 700 newspapers worldwide. Brian Crane lives with his wife, Diana, in Sparks, Nevada. His family includes seven children and eight grandchildren.