One and a half years ago, illustrator Ben Hed shared a new cartoon on his Instagram account. It features a foster cat named Pixie and a former military dog named Brutus. Ben decided to devote an entire series to the cute couple’s little fun outings after the Internet fell in love with them right away. “Honestly, Pixie and Brutus were just another strange comic concept I had while at work. In a previous interview, Hed stated, “I never planned to develop a series for them.”
I just thought it would be amusing to introduce a lovely small kitten to a massive, terrifying combat dog. So I produced the first cute animal comic for Pixie and Brutus, and it was such a hit that I simply kept doing them. Ben now has over 2.3 million Instagram followers, with Pixie and Brutus playing a significant role in this staggering total. Whether you’re new to the series or a long-time fan, their new comics are just as pawesome as the old ones, and can truly brighten up your day.
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Of course, the series is much more than its major protagonists. The supporting cast is fantastic, the tale is gripping, and the artwork is beautiful. However, it elevates the show’s complicated, polar opposite stars to a new level. “Pixie is a little, cheerful, lively kitten,” Ben said when introducing the cherished animal. “She’s innocent, yet she’s also oblivious to the serious, frightening things going on around her.”
Brutus, on the other hand, is a massive German Shepherd with a scarred face. After retirement, he was recovered as a Military Working Dog by Pixie’s owner (MWD). In many ways, Brutus is the polar opposite of Pixie. He’s seen a lot of stuff. He’s a tough and scary military dog, but he has a soft heart for Pixie and is doing everything he can to shield her from the harsh truths of life.
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Keeping up with demand from such a large fan base would put pressure on others, but Hed utilised it to push himself as an artist even further, saying, “I worry about the performance of each comic, but I worried about that before I developed Pixie and Brutus.” His Instagram followers skyrocketed after that interview, something he says never ceases to astound him.
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