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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comicpanels submitted:

This is from Starman #44 from 1998, drawn by Mike Mayhew.
Not totally sure about the tags, but I think swivel waist sounds right. It looks like from the waist up and her left (forward) leg are pointed at us, but her butt is pointing to the right. And her right (mostly hidden) leg looks way too long to me.
You’ve kinda ruined comics for me, because a few months ago I think I would’ve blown right past this page and thought nothing of it.

Normally sexy superheroines have this never ending pelvis… this time she has like… too little of one.  And her legs and arms…
I blame myself.  I tell artists to reference reality, but I didn’t specify which reality.

comicpanels submitted:

This is from Starman #44 from 1998, drawn by Mike Mayhew.

Not totally sure about the tags, but I think swivel waist sounds right. It looks like from the waist up and her left (forward) leg are pointed at us, but her butt is pointing to the right. And her right (mostly hidden) leg looks way too long to me.

You’ve kinda ruined comics for me, because a few months ago I think I would’ve blown right past this page and thought nothing of it.

Normally sexy superheroines have this never ending pelvis… this time she has like… too little of one.  And her legs and arms…

I blame myself.  I tell artists to reference reality, but I didn’t specify which reality.

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