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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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Okay, so here are my finalists for the Caption Contest held last week.  From the finalists I will randomly pick 2 winners.  The first prize winner will have their choice of either a Steam copy of Gone Home or Contrast.  The second prize winner will get the game the first winner doesn’t choose.

So here are the finalists:

"Nina and the others knew that there would be bizarre glitches during the playtesting phase. This latest one, however, proved more than a little detrimental to her fighting style, much to Anna’s amusement."
"If I’m confident and walk carefully, know one will even notice that I’ve twisted myself in half."
pre-corpse-world answered: "You cannot defeat me by breaking my spine. I’ve already done that. My plan is as perfect as it is genius."
bimugen answered: I gather all of my chakra energy right here in my boob.
catgirl9696 answered: *giggle* And now it is time to reveal my true form and devour your soul!
mitulita answered: "Twist like a rattlesnake, kick like a mule"
krissalus answered: Luckily for the human race, the advancing invertebrate invaders are easy to pick out, once you know what to look for.
shamwowxl answered: Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a medical emergency.
ceciliavonjoy answered: Turret girl has it all! Boobs, butt, skin-tight clothes, and even extra leather strap! Order now for three easy payments of $199.99!
mystic-sybil answered: The tiny aliens had finally perfected their Earth disguise, and now a fleet of them pilot the “Totally a normal human woman we swear” robot.  Presently they are experiencing some technical difficulties, and the spine crew is on strike demanding a pay raise.
And the winners are:
Second prize: mitulita!!!
First prize: ceciliavonjoy!!!
Congratulations!  Please contact wincenworks to claim your prize.  :)
And thank you to everybody who participated! :D
deadpon-and-weible submitted:

This is a panel from issue Ten of The savage dragon.and i had a friend comment about how i should submit it here. Because this entire outfit is ridiculous and cringe worthy.   I wonder if rapture is even close to comfy into those shorts. 

"It looks like he used several badly Photoshopped fashion pics as reference."
- wincenworks' reaction when I showed this picture to him

deadpon-and-weible submitted:

This is a panel from issue Ten of The savage dragon.
and i had a friend comment about how i should submit it here. Because this entire outfit is ridiculous and cringe worthy.   I wonder if rapture is even close to comfy into those shorts. 

"It looks like he used several badly Photoshopped fashion pics as reference."

- wincenworks' reaction when I showed this picture to him


yivvv submitted:


Sometimes (read: very often) I just have to sit back and wonder “why did they feel such a pose was necessary”.

"Everything was so normal for me, until my body fell in half while I was thinking about candy…"
(caption by wincenworks)

Sometimes (read: very often) I just have to sit back and wonder “why did they feel such a pose was necessary”.

"Everything was so normal for me, until my body fell in half while I was thinking about candy…"

(caption by wincenworks)


pointless-nonsense submitted:


When I saw Jim Balent’s name I figured I might have something to submit here, but I didn’t expect a swivel neck.

Don’t you hate it when you want to boldly confront someone, but your boobs ignore you and run away?
(caption by wincenworks)

When I saw Jim Balent’s name I figured I might have something to submit here, but I didn’t expect a swivel neck.

Don’t you hate it when you want to boldly confront someone, but your boobs ignore you and run away?

(caption by wincenworks)

I know the neighbourhood ran out of candy, but that’s no reason to get bent out of shape about it.

I know the neighbourhood ran out of candy, but that’s no reason to get bent out of shape about it.

"So, this is going to be a really hardcore fight okay, so make sure your panels focus on what’s important."
"Butts and cameltoe?"
"Exactly."

"So, this is going to be a really hardcore fight okay, so make sure your panels focus on what’s important."

"Butts and cameltoe?"

"Exactly."

wincenworks showed me this book.  And it’s not just the ridiculous cover art that gets me or that the focus on a book about comic book women is “drawing hot babes” (which is what the focus of a lot of comic book art involving women seems to be about) but also this description:

"Whether you want to capture the likenesses of girls you know"
What.
Now you too can put that girl you’ve been crushing on into your sexy superhero fantasies!
*headdesk*

wincenworks showed me this book.  And it’s not just the ridiculous cover art that gets me or that the focus on a book about comic book women is “drawing hot babes” (which is what the focus of a lot of comic book art involving women seems to be about) but also this description:

"Whether you want to capture the likenesses of girls you know"

What.

Now you too can put that girl you’ve been crushing on into your sexy superhero fantasies!

*headdesk*

Our Home is Saved!

thecreaturechronicle:

See here for what I’m talking about.

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Will Staples here, a.k.a. Filby, a.k.a. the guy who runs the Creature Chronicle.

It’s taken about half a year, but as of this past Friday, my family’s house is finally paid off. It’s over.

I felt I owed it to all of you to let you know that everything worked out okay. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to keep worrying about us, so I’m posting a scan of the receipt.

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What happened is that it ended up taking a very long time for my mother’s tax returns to be processed - about three months. But with the roughly $6,500 we raised on GoFundMe, almost $4,000 of my mom’s tax returns, and $2,500 of my own money, we were able to scrape together enough to make the payment.

I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your help in saving our home. You’ve done a lot to boost my faith in humanity. In particular, I want to extend special thanks to my dear friend ami-angelwings, who was able to use her platform on eschergirls to give us the initial push of over $3,000 we needed to get rolling.

Again, our home is safe, and we will not be evicted. For the first time since this began six months ago, I feel at peace.

Thank you.

Some of you might remember that a while ago I had posted my friend’s fundraiser to save his home, so this is an update on what happened :)

I’m super happy for him and so glad that he and his family are able to stay in their house.  But also, I want to thank all of you for helping to make this possible.  He credits me for using Escher Girls to try to help, but it was all of the people who chipped in and donated that did it. :)  So yeah.  You guys are so awesome, and you helped out a really great and close friend of mine, and I wanted to say thank you so much. <3

Putting aside the amazing boobs and butt twist attack, this is like the least practical armor ever.  In every way.  For every body part.

Putting aside the amazing boobs and butt twist attack, this is like the least practical armor ever.  In every way.  For every body part.

okwevulgar:

Reading Guardians of the Galaxy and wondering….

It&#8217;s like they specifically gave her that outfit so that they could get in butt shot after butt shot after butt shot. o_o

okwevulgar:

Reading Guardians of the Galaxy and wondering….

It’s like they specifically gave her that outfit so that they could get in butt shot after butt shot after butt shot. o_o