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The Creator Of ‘Pixie And Brutus’ Finally Reveals How Brutus Got His Scars, And People Can’t Hold Back The Tears

We swear we’re not crying – it’s these cute ninja pandas chopping onions again. Ben Head, one of the most popular Instagram artists and founder of the Pet Foolery Instagram account, has illustrated perhaps the most important comedy in the Pixie And Brutus saga.

Ben finally revealed the full story and emotional details behind how Brutus got his scars while serving in the military. We won’t spoil anything for you, dear readers, so keep taking a look for yourselves. But be prepared to feel some epic feelings. Need some funny and lighthearted comic about pet crap to take you past this one? I’ve got you covered. You can take a look at some of the latest artist Benn’s artwork featured on Bored Panda here, as well as here.

Artist Ben told Bored Panda that creating the latest comic took much longer than any other comic he’s posted on Instagram to date. The reasons for this were the amount of work that he did: not only in drawing cartoons, but also in research. “This comic took longer than any other comic I’ve posted on Instagram, partly because of the length and detail, and partly because of the amount of research I went into it before drawing anything,” Ben said.

“I would say this was the most important and dangerous comic in the Pixie and Brutus series, so I took my time to make sure I got it right,” Ben explained why he spends so much of his time on comics.

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Brutus finally revealed to Pixie how he got his scars

Some people weren’t happy with how things were portrayed in this comic, so artist Ben explained on his Instagram that it was all researched and point by point.

Pet Foolery is a true artistic whale on Instagram. Ben’s account has over 2.4 million loyal followers on the platform and it doesn’t look like their ranks will stop growing anytime soon. Ben has always continued to put a lot of care and attention into his wonderful and emotional illustrations.

Earlier, Bored Panda spoke to Ben and was open about how he slightly updated the design of Pixie and Brutus and was cast in a few of the comics where Pixie was much older. But before you start to worry about the Pet Foolery comics changing too much, Ben tells us they’re still “the same Pixie and Brutus,” just with a few minor tweaks. And some changes don’t hurt anyone. They help keep things fresh.

In one of his earlier comics, artist Ben Hed illustrated how Brutus changed over time

One of the main challenges that recurring animators face is coming up with new and exciting ideas for what to draw next and where to convey the story. Ben is no exception. He was outspoken that it was “increasingly difficult” to come up with new ideas and jokes. Fortunately, he seems to be doing a great job so far and we are sure he will rise to the challenge and rise to the top every time.

Speaking of challenges, the artist suggested that other creatives try to mix things up by trying new things, concepts, formats, and styles if they feel they have encountered a creative obstacle. Being flexible and being open to novelty seems to help.

Be sure to follow the Pet Foolery’s Instagram account for the latest Ben’s comics. And if you want to support the artist, you can always consider doing so via their Patreon.

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