Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

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kelseighn submitted:






Saw this today on Gail Simone’s Tumblr feed, the new “Batgirl - Variant Play Arts Kai” PVC figure from Japan.  I can’t say much bad about the level of detail and workmanship of the figure iitself, although I can quite easily question the breast design choices.
What really concerns me though, is whatever they did to her spine in the box art.  

Clayface’s ruse to impersonate Batgirl fell apart when he was caught in a strong wind.

Saw this today on Gail Simone’s Tumblr feed, the new “Batgirl - Variant Play Arts Kai” PVC figure from Japan.  I can’t say much bad about the level of detail and workmanship of the figure iitself, although I can quite easily question the breast design choices.

What really concerns me though, is whatever they did to her spine in the box art. 

Clayface’s ruse to impersonate Batgirl fell apart when he was caught in a strong wind.


doppleguy submitted:


Queen of the Rubber Spine

OH MY GOD. D:
This wins the Boobs and Butt category of the 2014 Eschers.  Maybe of all time.  Her butt is growing out of her left hip. o_o
(From Teppu Ch. 12, Ohta Moare)

Queen of the Rubber Spine

OH MY GOD. D:

This wins the Boobs and Butt category of the 2014 Eschers.  Maybe of all time.  Her butt is growing out of her left hip. o_o

(From Teppu Ch. 12, Ohta Moare)


Anon submitted:


This is from the book “Creating Characters with personality” This is the main artist’s example of comic book styled woman.

I see she has a flexible personality.
(From Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels, Tom Bankcroft)

This is from the book “Creating Characters with personality” This is the main artist’s example of comic book styled woman.

I see she has a flexible personality.

(From Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels, Tom Bankcroft)


habaneropepperpotts submitted:


Invincible Iron Man v3 #25
Artist: Sean Chen
Character: Firestar
My back hurts just looking at this poor woman. Is it just me or does she appear to be folding at the waist, towards the camera and her right? It is her right, right? The swivel waist is so confusing!

Superheroes found that decoy legs were very useful when fighting the Leg Snatcher.

Invincible Iron Man v3 #25

Artist: Sean Chen

Character: Firestar

My back hurts just looking at this poor woman. Is it just me or does she appear to be folding at the waist, towards the camera and her right? It is her right, right? The swivel waist is so confusing!

Superheroes found that decoy legs were very useful when fighting the Leg Snatcher.


pointless-nonsense submitted:


This is from Infinity: The Hunt #4, drawn by Steven Sanders.
In the distance, you can see that the clothing of the male wakandan warriors is perfectly intact, while Shuri’s is ripped even in improbable areas like the underboob.

Brave warriors of Wakanda remain steadfast as stone even as their bodies are transformed into silly putty.
(Caption via wincenworks)

This is from Infinity: The Hunt #4, drawn by Steven Sanders.

In the distance, you can see that the clothing of the male wakandan warriors is perfectly intact, while Shuri’s is ripped even in improbable areas like the underboob.

Brave warriors of Wakanda remain steadfast as stone even as their bodies are transformed into silly putty.

(Caption via wincenworks)


foozca submitted:





This is from NCSoft’s game in development, I believe it’s called MasterxMaster.
But uh…it’s pretty awful.

"Mother doe instructing her fawns to ‘bound and leap’"
(Caption by aesmael in reference to Milo and Otis)

This is from NCSoft’s game in development, I believe it’s called MasterxMaster.

But uh…it’s pretty awful.

"Mother doe instructing her fawns to ‘bound and leap’"

(Caption by aesmael in reference to Milo and Otis)


a-noyd submitted:


The cover of vol. 24 of Nagasarete Airantō by Fujishiro Takeshi.
In addition to her atrocious anatomy, this girl’s thong is on crooked. That’s got to be annoying.



The scary part about that boobs and butt pose is there’s no twist at all.  Her butt and side are just one single piece.  Her butt crack and back goes into her armpit. o_o
Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers btw!

Would prefer to stay anon submitted:





It’s really jarring to see the upper half of Olivia’s torso in profile view while her butt starts tilting to her side. Then you notice that the back of her legs and feet are practically facing the viewer.
Official art is from Fire Emblem: Awakening and Yusuke Kozaki (KYMG) is the artist for this one

Making a woman entirely out of ribbons is not as easy as it sounds.
(Caption by aesmael)

It’s really jarring to see the upper half of Olivia’s torso in profile view while her butt starts tilting to her side. Then you notice that the back of her legs and feet are practically facing the viewer.

Official art is from Fire Emblem: Awakening and Yusuke Kozaki (KYMG) is the artist for this one

Making a woman entirely out of ribbons is not as easy as it sounds.

(Caption by aesmael)

(Soul Calibur II Promo Art, Namco)
"I call this my Star Wars donut ship fighting style.  It’s still a bit of a work in progress.”

(Soul Calibur II Promo Art, Namco)

"I call this my Star Wars donut ship fighting style.  It’s still a bit of a work in progress.”


justthinkingabouthamsandwiches submitted:


More Like Rubberback
In this sequence, Diamondback is meant to be running down the stairs. But in the first panel, she seems to be almost perpendicular to the stairs, and her rear leg bends down into a cloven hoof. In the second panel, her left leg elongates to easily twice the length of her right leg and joins up with her waist, bypassing the hips altogether. 
Captain America vol. 1 #433 (Marvel Comics)

"Born with the lustrous texture of a balloon and the grace of a greyhound." - my friend aesmael after seeing this
Personally, it looks like she’s got rubber animal shifting powers, and she’s doing like a dog in the first panel, and some sort of large bird in the second.

More Like Rubberback

In this sequence, Diamondback is meant to be running down the stairs. But in the first panel, she seems to be almost perpendicular to the stairs, and her rear leg bends down into a cloven hoof. In the second panel, her left leg elongates to easily twice the length of her right leg and joins up with her waist, bypassing the hips altogether. 

Captain America vol. 1 #433 (Marvel Comics)

"Born with the lustrous texture of a balloon and the grace of a greyhound."
 - my friend aesmael after seeing this

Personally, it looks like she’s got rubber animal shifting powers, and she’s doing like a dog in the first panel, and some sort of large bird in the second.