Pixie and Brutus is one of those adorable comics that brightens everyone’s day, no matter how bad their day has been. Ben Hed, the man behind them, has amassed a massive 2.5 million-strong Instagram following, and these two beautiful animals are one of the primary reasons why.
Ben, on the other hand, seems unperturbed by the fact that hex5cs has amassed a massive fan base. “I worry about each comic’s performance, but I was worried about it before I invented Pixie and Brutus,” he told Bored Panda. “I’m always looking for ways to improve.”
Ben also shared his newest intentions in an effort to find new methods for viewers to enjoy the show. “I’m on the lookout for Pixie and Brutus plushies. Even though I don’t know when they’ll be finished, my excitement for their release is palpable!
Ben is now a full-time illustrator after devoting the last few years to his artistic pursuits. Because of this, I’m getting a lot less sun, lol! When I worked in construction, I was always outside, but now I spend the most of my time working in the dark with the windows closed to prevent glare from glaring on my computer! No, I’m not serious!… It’s true, but I don’t want to come out as resentful about my decision to change careers. Illustration is my passion, and I feel very fortunate and happy to get compensated for it!
Pixie is a small, happy, adorable cat, as you may have observed. An innocent blob of fluff that appears to be completely unconcerned by the serious and perhaps dangerous events taking on all around her. Brutus, on the other hand, is a massive German Shepherd with several scars on his face. After Brutus’s military service as a working dog ended, his owner decided to adopt him and named him Pixie (MWD). Brutus might be compared to the humorous cat’s evil twin in terms of his personality traits and outlook on life. Intimidating military dog, yet he cares deeply for Pixie and tries everything he can to protect her from the harsh truths of the world.
Ben previously said to Bored Panda that Pixie and Brutus were just another crazy webcomic concept he had while at work. A beautiful tiny cat meets a large frightening war dog: it was the last thing I planned to accomplish when I drew these cartoons. So I drew the first Pixie and Brutus cartoon and it was so well received that I simply continued drawing them.
Now, he spends about a day or two a week to developing this remarkable animal friendship.