The idea behind this piece was to design an animal creature to be displayed in an exotic zoo. The creature needed to be a combination of a mammal and a non-mammal. So, I drew two thumbs of creatures I thought would be interesting. One was part bat and part fly because bats love eating insects. Second was part bull and part shark because they’re both dangerous animals (well, nothing compared to a Hippocrab but definitely a lot scarier than a coral-finned-pangolin-boxfish and a crog). I couldn’t decide which one to pick so I brought my thumbs to Robert Hunt. Robert ripped the batfly thumb in half and told me to go for the bullshark.