Pixie and Brutus, a webcomic serial that explores the link of compassion that develops between a little, happy, active kitten and her vast, scar-faced German Shepherd, has brought cat and dog lovers from all over the world together. The animal voyage began as a spontaneous comic concept, according to their artist. Despite this, he chose to continue the series because of the positive response.
Thanks to its cheery, witty, and pleasant tone, Pixie and Brutus’s vibrant, engaging, captivating plot has amassed 1.7 million Instagram followers. The surprising friendship of this Kitten and Doggy may always make their fans smile, regardless of how long they’ve been reading their comic strip or how long they haven’t yet experienced it for themselves.
The Pixie and Brutus fandom has been fast expanding. To keep them entertained, Hed has chosen to launch a range of goods featuring the characters. The last time the illustrator spoke with Bored Panda, he stated that the concept of creating plush versions of Pixie and Brutus was in the works. It now appears that we may look forward to seeing them shortly: “Actually, I’m going to start with simply Pixie….” Some minor adjustments must be made before we can begin selling, but I would predict that we will be on the market in three months or less if I had to guess. “If we sell enough Pixie plushies, we’ll be able to do other characters (Brutus is most likely the next one).”
The burden of keeping up with demand may be overwhelming for some. Still, Hed had used it to motivate himself, as he stated the other day: “I am concerned about the success of each comic. But I was concerned about that before I developed Pixie and Brutus.” He claims that his Instagram followers climbed significantly due to the interview and that this never ceases to amaze him.
Instead of feeling pressure from his fans, he is really inspired by their comments on his videos. “There has been a tremendous amount of responsibility. What they enjoyed about the comic, what they thought would happen, suggestions for future comics, and ideas for new characters were all discussed… Most likely, there are several comics in my feed that were completely inspired by a remark on one of my posts.”
Hed has progressed from being a part-time illustrator to becoming a full-time illustrator. While he claims to get a lot less sun, little has changed for Pixie and Brutus’s two main characters. “Their designs are a little different from the first P and B comic, and I believe Brutus has become a little less antagonistic towards other characters in recent issues. But other than that, they’re pretty much the same. Generally speaking, it is the same.”
And thus, what can we reasonably expect from the future exploits of this dynamic combination in the foreseeable future? His current focus is on creating engaging comics, but there is still opportunity for growth.