Ralph Hayes, Jr.

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Ralph E. Hayes Jr., or RHJunior, also known as Ben Bruin (born March 18, 1971), is a furry artist and writer from Marietta, Ohio, USA.[1]

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An outspoken US conservative, Ralph is a Christian fur and a former member of the social political group, the Burned Fur.

Burned Fur[edit]

Ralph Hayes was a staunch supporter of the original concepts and principles behind the Burned Fur movement. As an artist, he help design the group's logo, a flaming paw.

Hayes left the group due to ideological and religious differences between him and some of the groups members, especially its founder, SqueeRat.[2]


Ralph's fursona name, Ben Bruin, is also the name of one of his webcomic characters, Ben, in Goblin Hollow.


Sometimes using the literary handle of RealityCheck, he is the writer/artist behind several webcomics, four of which are of furry interest: Nip and Tuck, Goblin Hollow, Tales of the Questor, Tally Ho and Quentyn Quinn, Space Ranger. The first volume of "Tales of the Questor" won the 2005 Ursa Major Awards for "Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work."


  1. "About the Artist" - RHJunior.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  2. Ben Bruin's post on alt.fan.furry about an online confrontation with Burned Fur members. Retrieved June 4th, 2007

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