The Flying Eyeball
Von Dutch claimed that he started drawing flying eyeballs at the age of 18. His sister Virginia Howard Reyes was there the first time he drew it, and can confirm that Von Dutch drew it in 1948. Dean Jeffries on the other hand claimed that he invented the trademarked Flying Eyeball in 1951. According to Dean, Kenny used to paint a third eyeball on his forehead. This gave Jeffries an idea, and in 1951 he designed a logo with an eyeball and wings that he later trademarked. The logo is known as "the Flying Eyeball". Kenny kept using it, and Jeffries never bothered to make a deal out of it. Jeffries still owned the right when he passed away, but somebody else was making big bucks out of the design together with the Von Dutch Brand. According to Virginia Howard Reyes, Ed Roth created another version of the "Flying Eyeball" before Dean Jeffries. Dean Jeffries drew one with a roller skate on it, Jeffries eyeball is his own creation and not the same as Von Dutch's, and no one is fighting over Jeffries eyeball because it never became as popular as Von Dutch
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