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  1. This is one of those cartooning ideas that pops into your head and you think “hey, what a great idea”, and then you realize too late how hard it is to draw.

  2. Ah . . . now I see it/them. I thought it had something to do with the hook and the movie, The Fly, but couldn’t figure out just exactly WHAT.

    “A pair of large complex eyes covers most of the housefly’s head. Each eye is composed of 3,000 to 6,000 simple eyes. Unlike the eyes of vertebrates, houseflies can’t focus in on the particulars of the environment around them.”

    That’s a lotta patches!! And how does s/he keep them on?

  3. A multifaceted eye patch as flies have multifaceted eyes.

    It’s clever. And mildly funny. But difficult to execute. But I chuckled.

  4. A fly, huh? I certainly didn’t recognize it as such. It took me a very long time to see the proboscis, for one thing. Also the coloring isn’t very fly-like. In fact, I first parsed it as… um… a part of the male anatomy.

  5. It took me a while to see the fly in the image, even though I had read Bill’s fly suggestion.

    To me it looked like an opossum trying to wedge its way into a pirate’s hat, being held together to a bowling ball with a bunch of eye-patches. (The pirate’s head was… on the other side of the possum, maybe?)

    Then I recognized the fly’s head, and realized that it is, indeed, a fly-pirate. Once you see the fly’s head, it’s hard to unsee it. But until you see it, it’s hard to “see” it.

  6. “To me it looked like an opossum trying to wedge its way into a pirate’s hat, being held together to a bowling ball with a bunch of eye-patches.”

    Rather specific and uncommon and very strange but … yes, it does look quite a bit more like that that it does look like the far more common and mundane giant fly that is a pirate.

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