More than once, fans have told cartoonist Brian Crane there must be a hidden camera in their house.
While Crane, creator of "Pickles" comic strip and resident of Sparks, Nev., isn't peeking into unsuspecting homes, he is honing in on the essence of life as we know it.
"That's what I try for," Crane said. "I try to find the little moments of life that we overlook and are humorous. I look for the little certain things that happen to us in life and that people can relate to."
Because that's what "Pickles" is all about — life, marriage and growing older.
And as for the nuggets of inspiration he gets, Crane has to look no further than his own family.