Pixie and Brutus are one of the most famous animal couples on the internet, and it’s easy to see why. The series of comics, created by Ben Hed, follows the lives of two friends, an adorable little kitty and an aggressive soldier dog with whom you don’t want to cross paths. And, although this seems to be a strange relationship at first, it just adds to the hilarity of their adventures.
Ben’s Instagram page “Pet Foolery” now has 2.4 million followers who come to see his regular dose of illustrated animal hilarity. Ben recently shared another project in which he reimagined and drew animals from viral images, which you can see in our previous post.But now it’s time to hand the stage over to Pixie and Brutus, who need no introduction other than to say that more of their adventures can be found here, here, here, and here.
Ben Hed, the author of Pet Foolery and the Pixie and Brutus comics, told Bored Panda in an interview that not much has changed since the series began. “I’ve changed their styles a little and started mixing in a few comics where Pixie is older, but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same ol’ Pixie and Brutus.”
Ben’s career hasn’t been affected by the pandemic, he said, because he lives alone with his two dogs. “Since I work from home, nothing has changed.”
That isn’t to say that coming up with new concepts for his ongoing comic series is easy. “Coming up with new concepts and jokes for animal comics with recurring characters and a continuing plot (i.e. Pixie and Brutus) is becoming increasingly difficult.”
In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the comics creator advised not to be afraid to try new stuff, particularly if you’re having trouble coming up with ideas. “Some of my best-selling comics were fresh ideas, departures from my usual style and format,” he said.