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I mean like this:

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As far as I can tell, all characters, share this trait.

Assuming there's no in-universe explanation, what's the out-of-universe genesis of the character design?

Another example:

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  • Wow, goah, I thought I was seeing Apple Logos on their eyes pupil, but sometimes they also look like grapes. – BlenderSushiGuy Apr 2 '17 at 11:40
  • imgur.com/8sDswGK – user87534 Sep 5 '17 at 23:29
  • No matter what their explanation is, it's probably just one design attribute used to try to separate the obvious inherited styles from the Simpsons and every clone that came after it. If it were me, I might have drawn them that way to symbolize the chaos of the show and the characters in it – Kai Qing Sep 30 '17 at 0:02
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The creators discuss the unusual drawing of the pupils in the video below. In short, it's 100% deliberate and is a holdover from the original short film that spawned the series, where the eyes (and the heads) were very sloppily drawn.

When the new animated series was made and the lines were dramatically cleaned up, the artists wanted something of the old pilot episode to survive.

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