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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introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)


brad-is-a-nerd submitted:


Have you received posts from History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi?
Because, wow, this is one of the worst cases I’ve seen in awhile. I started reading a little bit awhile ago, then stopped and wound just sort of skimming through later chapters of the series. Often within only a few pages of each chapter, you’ll get something like this.
As far as I can tell, the men are mostly presented with big muscles and athletic, while every woman in the comic is shown in this matter. Pretty much in every. Single. Shot.
Nipples are often shown poking through any kind of clothing, and fights often seem to wind up with them losing pants (or more).
These aren’t even the worst. There’s particularly some archer woman who was the entire reason I originally started looking through this comic. Sadly, I can’t seem to find any good pictures of her now.

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi has been on this blog before (the tags are inconsistent for it I believe because people called it different things each time they submitted to me, I need to fix that), but even for what I’ve seen… holy crap. o_o

Have you received posts from History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi?

Because, wow, this is one of the worst cases I’ve seen in awhile. I started reading a little bit awhile ago, then stopped and wound just sort of skimming through later chapters of the series. Often within only a few pages of each chapter, you’ll get something like this.

As far as I can tell, the men are mostly presented with big muscles and athletic, while every woman in the comic is shown in this matter. Pretty much in every. Single. Shot.

Nipples are often shown poking through any kind of clothing, and fights often seem to wind up with them losing pants (or more).

These aren’t even the worst. There’s particularly some archer woman who was the entire reason I originally started looking through this comic. Sadly, I can’t seem to find any good pictures of her now.

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi has been on this blog before (the tags are inconsistent for it I believe because people called it different things each time they submitted to me, I need to fix that), but even for what I’ve seen… holy crap. o_o

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.
(Halloween Werewolf from Fantasica, Mobage)

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

(Halloween Werewolf from Fantasica, Mobage)

"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*