Telling someone you’re interested usually involves quite a few corny pick-up lines and awkward glances. Wouldn’t it be easier if we, humans picked our partners the same way animals do? For example, female Galapagos tortoises hit on males that can stretch their neck out the farthest. And in many penguin species couples are formed after the male presents the female with a pebble. Plain and simple. But before you yell “somebody should make a comic about it,” hold on. Artist Ben Hed already did. The illustrator and character designer from Minnesota has put together a series, answering the questions “What if humans flirted like animals?” and it’s hilarious.
“I’ve been doing Pet Foolery on Instagram for about 8 months now, but I’ve been drawing goofy little comics for as long as I can remember,” Ben told Bored Panda.
“My comic ideas seem to gravitate towards animals,” he added. “I live in a house with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 15 chickens, and 5 goats… so that might have something to do with it.”
The artist said that nothing is as rewarding as seeing other people enjoy his comics as much as he does. “Everybody likes funny comics and everybody likes animals. My scribbles are a combination of both!”
Scroll down to check out the images and tell us in the comments which one of these approaches you’re going to use next time.
Galapagos Giant Tortoises
Black Widow Spiders
Enjoying the series, people said we aren’t that too far off