There’s this convention in storytelling to put a rough and powerful character right next to a softhearted and bubbly one. In the case of this “Pet Foolery” series of comics curated and created by Ben Hed, they follow the tale of the strong, silent type that is Brutus the German Shepherd, and Pixie, the adorable little munchkin kitten that always seems to be getting herself into trouble.
With Pixie’s overactive imagination and Brutus’ past as a war dog (which got him the gnarly, scary-looking scar), they make the most charming pair because Brutus finds some solace in Pixie’s antics, and that’s what makes them such a lovely, and charming pair. They’re endearing like that, and you can tell by the comics that Ben Hed made that he put a lot of care into their caricatures, and that’s what makes them so loveable.
#1 Moon landing
On his Patreon, he explains:
My name’s Ben Hed, creator of Pet Foolery. Ever since the first Pixie and Brutus comic that I posted on Instagram, I’ve been overwhelmed with support for my work. It was like one moment I was doing illustration on Instagram as a side-job for some extra money, then all of a sudden I had over a million followers, and illustration became my full-time job!
He further writes about possible commissions too:
If you’re a fan of my comics, that’s all thanks to you. I’m working my dream job because of YOU, and I honestly can’t thank you enough.
Anyways, it’s because of all the love and support (and many specific requests) that I decided to create this Patreon page to offer fans the option to further support Pet Foolery with a monthly subscription. As a patron, you get access to exclusive content, such as Q and A’s, behind the scenes, wallpaper/backgrounds, and of course, Patreon-exclusive comics!
#3 Scary campfire
He gives back to the community too, donating this month’s entire earnings to charity. Ben explains:
100% of my Patreon earnings for this month (November) will be donated to a charity that you vote for! When I say “a charity that you vote for” I mean I will offer a large pool of options for you guys to vote on! I’m doing it this way to prevent the off chance that a divisive charity might get promoted, and turn this into something sour. That said, feel free to suggest charity’s in the comments!