#EyeAmTheFool

#EyeAmTheFool

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Updated Apr 03, 2019 at 05:46AM EDT by Y F.

Added Apr 02, 2019 at 11:19AM EDT by Adam.

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#EyeAmTheFool refers to a hashtag used in a coordinated 2019 April Fools Day gag by the indie webcomics community in which artists drew their characters with hyper-realistic eyes.

Precursor

The webcomics community did something similar for April Fools Day 2016, with many artists posting variations of the same four-panel comic with the punchline "Maybe… I am the fool." The idea is credited to Alex Norris of Webcomic Name. [1]


APRIL thar wus extremay unoriginal|Majbe... l am the foo L APRIL HELLO THAT PERHAP Fo L GLAPRIL GLOOP Hello EX Ro MA D D (majybe.. Maybe... That was extremely unoriginal am the fool

Origin

On April 1st, 2019, several comic artists began uploading comics featuring their usual characters with hyper-realistic eyes. On Instagram, the first comic with the hashtag #eyeamthefool was posted by map_entertainments[2] (shown below, left). On /r/comics,[3] the first post was by Mr. Lovenstein, gaining over 23,000 points (shown below, right).


car & friends survival ed THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH A CROCODILE ENCOUNTER IS TO LIE ON YOUR BACK, PULL UP YOUR SHIRT, AND EXPOSE THE SMOOTH FLESH OF YOUR BELLY SOUNDS CRAZY BUT THIS IS VERY INTİMIDATİNG TO A CROC. THEY CO RUNNING BACK TO THE WATER! LATER I CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS... BRAD 问@map.-entertainments carandfriends.mapentertainments.com HOW ARE YOU SO HAPPY ALL THE TIME? ITS SIMPLE! IJUST IGNORE MY PROBLEMS! DOESN'T THAT CREATE EVEN MORE PROBLEMS? IT'S SIMPLE! I IGNORE THOSE PROBLEMS TOO! THIS COMIC MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO DUNCAN LATHLIN @MrLovenstein MRLOVENSTEIN.COM

Spread

Over the course of the day, multiple artists participated in the game. Some notable artists include Owl Turd Comix, who it was speculated started the game[4] (shown below, left), and Scribbly_G[5] posted artwork inverting the "I Am the Fool" comic with realistic eyes, gaining over 2,000 points on Reddit.


LIFE 2 0 HO HA! SCRİBBL

Other popular examples include a comic by Raphcomics[6] who made a joke about thinking the game was about realistic letter Is, gaining over 3,700 points on /r/comics (shown below, left). Another by ArtByMoga[7] gained over 41,000 likes on Instagram (shown below, right).


HEY GUYS I FINISHEDREALISTIC I'S IS A PRETTY my APRIL FOOLS COMICWEIRD THEME, BUT- WHAT THE F--- HONey, SOMETHING'S HAPPENIMG WITH ALL THE CoMIC ART- NO!

Various Examples


WHAT A PERFECTLY AVERAG DAY JUST LIKE NESTERDAY... AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT.. AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT FALSEKNEES COM Who's... there? Eye Eye... who? EYE WAITED ONE FULL YEAR TO FINISH THIS HORRIBLE JOKE RustledJimmies.net YOU RETURNED YES DID INDEED. iT iS IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK 3@Toothy.8oo Eyes On April Fools Day! Can't wait to see what the internet's up to EYE Phone Am I a joke to you? EE Phone EyeAmTheFool roncom/Alarmingly ad D 2019 Jon Baker www.AlarminglyBad.com BUDDY, BIG BOSS WAS LOOKING FOR YOu YOu ASKED D TO SEE ME, SIR? AH, YES. COME IN IHEAR YOU'RE QUITE THE "GOOD BOY" IT'S GOOD TO FINALLY MEET FACE-TO-FACE. AB G BOSS MEGAN MCKAY DOODLEFORFOODCOM SAFELY ENDANGERED WEOO EYE DROPS

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