15 New Hilariously Adorable Comics About Brutus And Pixie To Instantly Make Your Day
Pixie and Brutus are officially one of the most loved animal duos on the internet and you can totally see why. Created by Ben Hed, the series of comics follows the life of two friends, a cute little kitty and an intimidating soldier dog you wouldn’t want to cross paths with. And although this indeed looks like a very odd friendship at first, that’s what makes their adventures all the more hilarious.
Today, Ben’s Instagram page “Pet Foolery” has a whopping 2.4 million followers who come for a daily dose of illustrated animal amusement. Recently, Ben introduced his other project where he reimagined and drew animals from viral photos on the internet, which you can see in our previous article.
Bored Panda reached out to the creator of Pet Foolery, and Pixie and Brutus comics, Ben Hed, who told us in an interview that not much has changed since Ben started the series. “I’ve updated their designs a bit, and I’ve begun to mix in a few comics where Pixie is older, but outside of that, it’s pretty much the same ol’ Pixie and Brutus.”
Fortunately, Ben said his job hasn’t been affected by the pandemic since he lives alone with his two dogs. “I work from home, so nothing really changed for me.”
Ben’s Pet Foolery Instagram page has a whopping audience of 2.4 million followers. But when asked whether the illustrator is planning on featuring human characters in his pet drawings, Ben stuck to his initial idea. “I’ve had some good ideas for human-only comics, but I think it’s best to stay consistent on the animal theme.”
That doesn’t mean, though, that coming up with fresh ideas for his continuous comic series is easy. “With animal comics about recurring characters and a continuing story (i.e Pixie and Brutus), I find it’s getting harder and harder to come up with new ideas and jokes.”
In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the comics maker suggested not to be afraid of trying out different things, especially if you’re having creator’s block. “Some of my highest-performing comics were new concepts, deviations from my normal style and format,” he said.