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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sailorkami asked: what about escher grills for april fools? o: be some hawt and sexily posed bbq grills

I thought of that, but I did the “Escher [something that rhymes with girls]” last year and I didn’t want to do the same joke 2 years in a row.  Escher Gulls was another idea too.

Edit: I also thought of “[another artist] Girls” but I couldn’t think of a way to execute that that I really thought would be funny.

Bouboulina submitted:

When I discovered this blog I immediately thought about WITCH, an Italian magical girl comic series which protagonists were 13-14 years old girls (although when they transformed they looked more like 20)… Who happened to be Escher girls.

Here is Will (pretty much the main character) twisting her spine for the sake of Kandrakar.

Who knew casting spells was so painful.


weia-yo submitted:


I just did a redraw of this thing with a less twisty pose and more appropriate clothing.  Unfortunately, the end result was kinda boring, so I redrew it again with a much more dynamic and heroic pose.

I’m not actually doing an April Fool’s joke this year because I can’t think of a good one (I have an idea, but it’s not fully fleshed out, and I don’t want to do a joke just for the sake of one if it’s not good) but thanks for resurrecting one of my old jokes! xD  That’s a great redraw btw.  Very dynamic and heroic.
If anybody wants to view my previous jokes (the first year I just strawmanned my own site, the second year I turned it into Escher Gills)
http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/april_fools
There’s the tag :)

I just did a redraw of this thing with a less twisty pose and more appropriate clothing.  Unfortunately, the end result was kinda boring, so I redrew it again with a much more dynamic and heroic pose.

I’m not actually doing an April Fool’s joke this year because I can’t think of a good one (I have an idea, but it’s not fully fleshed out, and I don’t want to do a joke just for the sake of one if it’s not good) but thanks for resurrecting one of my old jokes! xD  That’s a great redraw btw.  Very dynamic and heroic.

If anybody wants to view my previous jokes (the first year I just strawmanned my own site, the second year I turned it into Escher Gills)

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/tagged/april_fools

There’s the tag :)


cvrc11 submitted:


This is an ad for an online game called Wartune. I know nothing about it, except that it almost certainly looks nothing like this and that these images are almost  certainly stolen from other sources. The anatomy isn’t too awful and really neither are the outfits, the main problems are the poses, the camera angles (especially the last one… brrrrrr…) and the captions.

If you want to know more about Wartune, you can check out its tag on this blog.  They’ve stolen most (if not all) of the art in their advertising, as well falsely advertised itself as an ESRB Adult Only rated game, and then when the ESRB got mad changed tactics and advertised themselves as a “men only” game.  And I see they’re continuing the “forbidden fruit” advertising.
Of course if people actually click on the ads looking for sexy hot action they’ll find this:


The forbidden fruit that seduces men, and women don’t want them to see.

This is an ad for an online game called Wartune. I know nothing about it, except that it almost certainly looks nothing like this and that these images are almost  certainly stolen from other sources. The anatomy isn’t too awful and really neither are the outfits, the main problems are the poses, the camera angles (especially the last one… brrrrrr…) and the captions.

If you want to know more about Wartune, you can check out its tag on this blog.  They’ve stolen most (if not all) of the art in their advertising, as well falsely advertised itself as an ESRB Adult Only rated game, and then when the ESRB got mad changed tactics and advertised themselves as a “men only” game.  And I see they’re continuing the “forbidden fruit” advertising.

Of course if people actually click on the ads looking for sexy hot action they’ll find this:

The forbidden fruit that seduces men, and women don’t want them to see.


icykynite submitted:


This is Sigwa, who is the heroine of the story ‘Break Blade.” When I first saw THIS I thought, “Oh boy… did she really get really ’broken’ there…”I was disappointed, because this manga was pretty good and seemed to treat the women characters with character and dignity.

This is why you shouldn’t swim in acid.

This is Sigwa, who is the heroine of the story ‘Break Blade.” When I first saw THIS I thought, “Oh boy… did she really get really ’broken’ there…”
I was disappointed, because this manga was pretty good and seemed to treat the women characters with character and dignity.

This is why you shouldn’t swim in acid.


technicolor-y4wn submitted:


If you give this page a quick once over it doesn’t look too bad, but really look at that girl on the right. Really look at her and watch as ‘not too bad’ becomes ‘Lovecraftian horror’

I saw noodle girl the second I looked at the image.  I’ve been running this site too long. -_-

If you give this page a quick once over it doesn’t look too bad, but really look at that girl on the right. Really look at her and watch as ‘not too bad’ becomes ‘Lovecraftian horror’

I saw noodle girl the second I looked at the image.  I’ve been running this site too long. -_-


pointless-nonsense submitted:


Avengers World #4 by Stefano Caselli.

New and improved spider powers, now with limb detachment.

Avengers World #4 by Stefano Caselli.

New and improved spider powers, now with limb detachment.

No, don’t fade in yet!  She’s not finished shapeshifting!

No, don’t fade in yet!  She’s not finished shapeshifting!


Neri submitted:






I saw this card when I was playing Yugioh. Felice, Lightsworn Archer is the name of the card.

It’s interesting how cat women are cat enough that they can do a severe boobs and butt twist, but human enough to have only 2 breasts and a round human butt.

I saw this card when I was playing Yugioh. Felice, Lightsworn Archer is the name of the card.

It’s interesting how cat women are cat enough that they can do a severe boobs and butt twist, but human enough to have only 2 breasts and a round human butt.

lizedwardsart:

Urghhhhhhhh why
I changed:
Less passive/submissive/childlike(??) expressions on women who are meant to be getting shit done. No one is wearing an assault vest for a bra. Trousers are buttoned up. The woman on the right is no longer contorting herself uncomfortably. Her butt is no longer the main focus. No wedgie. Sigh.

lizedwardsart:

Urghhhhhhhh why

I changed:

Less passive/submissive/childlike(??) expressions on women who are meant to be getting shit done. No one is wearing an assault vest for a bra. Trousers are buttoned up. The woman on the right is no longer contorting herself uncomfortably. Her butt is no longer the main focus. No wedgie. Sigh.