Pixie and Brutus is one of those webcomics that can make anyone grin, regardless of how horrible their day has been. One of the reasons Ben Hed, the artist who made them, has 2.4 million Instagram followers is because of these two cute little animals.
Ben, on the other hand, is unaffected by the fact that he now has a loyal following. “I’m concerned about the outcome of each comic, but I was concerned before I created Pixie and Brutus. I’m still trying to figure out how to improve. Now I’m working on acquiring plushies of Pixie and Brutus; I’m not sure when they’ll be available, but I’m excited to see them.
Ben worked as a full-time illustrator until recently. “I don’t see much light, Hahahaha, because I used to work outside a lot when I was in construction, but now I spend my days in my office, which is gloomy and has no windows because the computer doesn’t reflect light. Just kidding… well, it’s true, but I don’t want it to sound like you’re resenting your new work, since you’re not. I adore drawing and consider myself fortunate to be paid for it.
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Hey Brutus, our owner got a new puppy.
Pixie is a little, joyful, and lively kitten, an innocent little ball of fluff who has no idea he is in danger. Brutus, on the other hand, is a hulking German Shepherd with scars. Pixie’s owner acquired Brutus after he retired from his military relief work. Pixie adds, “He’s tough and imposing, yet he has a soft place for Pixie and does everything he can to protect him from the harsh truths of the world around them.”