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    Earl and Opal are out with their 1950 Starlight coupe in the Pickles comic strip, Jan.18.2019 . I haven't seen them on the road for quite a while.

    I left a comment where the strip appears in gocomics.com . Maybe if a few more people do so, Earl and Opal will get out of the house more often.
    Last edited by Greenstude; 01-18-2019, 02:37 PM.
    Bill Jarvis

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    I had not looked at the paper yet. Had to go find it.
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

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    • #3
      I had not looked for Pickles yet today either. That's my evening reading. Unfortunately my local daily paper only runs Pickles in the Sunday paper. But, I found that using my tablet I could read the Washington Post online every day and Pickles was in every edition. And, it's in color on line while my local paper only runs it in black and white. Brian Crane is an interesting, laid back man. He has drawn Pickles for almost 30 years. He modeled Earl and Opal after his in-laws. This url is a nice description of his life and success from drawing Earl and Opal (https://magazine.byu.edu/article/the...aking-pickles/). The embedded video is well worth watching. In addition to explaining his life as a cartoonist a number of his panels are shown. Unfortunately the Studebaker doesn't appear in the write-up or video.
      Color version of 52-fan's post is attached.
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      • #4
        Reminds me of Lucy and Desi doing the same routine in the movie “ The Long Trailer” driving their yellow Mercury.
        sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

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        Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
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        • #5
          I wonder if Brian Crane owns a bullet nose. He seems to use a bullet nose Studebaker fairly regularly in his comic strips.

          Craig

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          • #6
            "TURN RIGHT HERE!"
            The car and trailer screech around a right turn into a very narrow side road.
            "What are you doing? What are you doing?"

            "You said turn right here, so I turned right!"
            "Well I meant turn right here , Left. Only I didn't get a chance to finish."
            "Turn right here... left."
            "Yes, turn right here left."
            "Do you have any conception of what it takes to turn one of these things around? We may have to go on for miles and miles!"

            I love Pickles too. Sadly it comes with all the rest of the trash in the paper. So no Pickles. Thanks for sharing it.
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            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
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            • #7
              Love it when the Studebaker is part of the comics. Only one small thing that should be cleared up, it's a 51 Starlight Coupe, but most people will not care. As a matter of fact, many people will think is must be the illustrators concept of a funny car.

              Originally posted by Greenstude View Post
              Earl and Opal are out with their 1950 Starlight coupe in the Pickles comic strip, Jan.18.2019 . I haven't seen them on the road for quite a while.

              I left a comment where the strip appears in gocomics.com . Maybe if a few more people do so, Earl and Opal will get out of the house more often.
              sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
              1950 Champion Convertible
              1950 Champion 4Dr
              1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
              1957 Thunderbird

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                I wonder if Brian Crane owns a bullet nose. He seems to use a bullet nose Studebaker fairly regularly in his comic strips.

                Craig
                According to something I read several years ago, he saw a neighbor's Studebaker and thought it looked right for his comic strip. He did not own one. If he had owned one he would probably not made this one a pillar-less hardtop.
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                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  Was Earl ever in a minor collision? The car has a 1950 bullet.
                  Bill Jarvis

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                  • #10
                    Yes; a '51 Starlight, minus its 'B' pillar, with a '50 bullet and a two-tone paint job. But, for the great majority of folks who enjoy Pickles, knowing nothing about Studebakers, it's the exposure WE appreciate.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                      Yes; a '51 Starlight, minus its 'B' pillar, with a '50 bullet and a two-tone paint job. But, for the great majority of folks who enjoy Pickles, knowing nothing about Studebakers, it's the exposure WE appreciate.
                      I totally agree!
                      Bill Jarvis

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