Webcomic artist Ben Hed and his favorite cat and dog duo Pixie and Brutus have become Internet sensations. He has amassed 2.5 million followers on Instagram and even has viewers creating Pixie and Brutus fan art. While this team of comedy buddies may have become the focus of his page, Pet Foolery, Hed has tons of fun ideas floating around in his head that he’s put into writing.
Recently, the now full-time illustrator published a strip that asks the question, where do the most unique dog breeds come from? Sure we know the evolutionary history of dogs coming from wolves, but how did a wolf turn into a little corgi? Sure enough, Hed has some pretty hilarious responses with charming illustrations.
As with so many artistic ideas, his inspiration for the comic came from random musings: “I thought it was funny how some dogs look so much like wolves and some… don’t… not at all, even though they’re all supposedly they are related, “
Each breed has distinct attributes that place them in the single breed category, which the artist says has no favorites. “I haven’t spent much time with any of these breeds, and as far as appearance goes, they’re all interesting in their own way.”
While fans love Pixie and Brutus, Hed said he likes to keep the artistic variety: “I like to keep a mix between solo comics and recurring comics. I’ve stocked up on comics (for later this summer when I start working at Bible camp), so I know most of the upcoming comics are solo comics.”
Does this mean that we can expect unique cat breeds in the future? “I thought about it, but it really wouldn’t work. There just isn’t as much diversity in cats as there is in dogs.”
People loved the dog breed mixes and even added a few of their own.