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Charlie submitted:



“Yawn! What an amazing and refreshing nap I just had!”
I mean, seriously? Found this gem while looking through comic book previews. Cover for Dynamite’s Red Sonja: Unchained series by Mel Rubi. I honestly don’t know how to properly tag it, since “WTF did I just see” isn’t an option here.

I think it’s time for another caption contest! 
And for this contest, I’m happy to announce there will be a prize for the winner courtesy of Girl In Four Colors!!! :D  (The artist behind the Escher Girls Centaur Badge.)
The winner will get a free greyscale small sketch commission (normally she charges $15) and can order a print, canvas, etc of it from society6.  (That part you’d have to pay for, because it’s an external service, but it’s still 50% off the total price.)
Check out her commissions page here for her regular prices if you’d be interested in commissioning her for other things, or to check out her work to see her style. :)
So that’s pretty cool! :D  It’s really awesome for her to be willing to do this. :3   And hopefully will make the contest a bit more fun.  The winning caption will be chosen by me and her.
Anyway, onto the caption contest!
What do you think is going on?  What’s Red Sonja’s expression saying?

“Yawn! What an amazing and refreshing nap I just had!”

I mean, seriously? Found this gem while looking through comic book previews. Cover for Dynamite’s Red Sonja: Unchained series by Mel Rubi. I honestly don’t know how to properly tag it, since “WTF did I just see” isn’t an option here.

I think it’s time for another caption contest! 

And for this contest, I’m happy to announce there will be a prize for the winner courtesy of Girl In Four Colors!!! :D  (The artist behind the Escher Girls Centaur Badge.)

The winner will get a free greyscale small sketch commission (normally she charges $15) and can order a print, canvas, etc of it from society6.  (That part you’d have to pay for, because it’s an external service, but it’s still 50% off the total price.)

Check out her commissions page here for her regular prices if you’d be interested in commissioning her for other things, or to check out her work to see her style. :)

So that’s pretty cool! :D  It’s really awesome for her to be willing to do this. :3   And hopefully will make the contest a bit more fun.  The winning caption will be chosen by me and her.

Anyway, onto the caption contest!

What do you think is going on?  What’s Red Sonja’s expression saying?

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  1. redsig reblogged this from eschergirls
  2. spearrings answered: And this was the day Red Sonja discovered that she was, in fact, a sleepwalker. (And sleepkiller.)
  3. mycatsarefatterthanyoucanimagine answered: Ooh, killing this giantess left such a crick in my back.
  4. hiddeninplainsightranch answered: "Let’s see … if I yank on this just a little harder, maybe I’ll set off the water-balloon bomb she’s hiding in her chest."
  5. wincenworks answered: Oh yeah, Gladiator’s Illustrated cover here I come!
  6. nerdswhowanttoparty answered: You have bigger boobs than me, you cannot live…
  7. dracoinpleatherpants answered: "Oh, those guys will brag about wearing a couple teeth around their necks, but I’ll be wearing a whole body!"
  8. iseulttoinjury answered: Redhead: “IF TIM GUNN SAYS I CAN MAKE IT WORK, I CAN MAKE IT WORK. HOLD STILL.”
  9. trans-atomica answered: "Oh my god, those severed heads down by her crotch are RANCID smelling! They smell so bad I think they’re warping my spine somehow!"
  10. timidkoala reblogged this from this-is-allec
  11. charredasperity answered: Aw, man. The instructions on this Gigan blow-up doll are so confusing!
  12. this-is-allec reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    I think the red head didn’t hear the other say the safe word…/shot
  13. reluctanthurricane answered: "My creation will win the scarecrow contest this year for sure!"
  14. spicepocket answered: "Aw cool! Quick, get a picture of me with this dead body!"
  15. sugarshatter answered: "This was so much easier when I wasn’t a paraplegic…"
  16. auronlu answered: "If I pull this string, it draws my legs up like a trussed chicken’s! I…am a marionette! (And what’s this inflatable Hallowe’en dummy?)"
  17. eirenisreblogs reblogged this from eschergirls
  18. aphfrancoise answered: "Nice try, bitch, but I’ve had my eye on this bra for WEEKS"
  19. nightmaresyrup answered: Unngghhh!!! Puuush, Puuush! Stop making that stupid face and PUSH! There! I can see the heae-eaeahheads!!!!
  20. rvxen answered: You know, these pillows aren’t really THAT dirty… now that severed head loincloth, not so clean.
  21. loona-cry answered: "Mmmmhmmm, nothing like the feeling of wrestling giant Amazon ladies of a morning~"
  22. zagglezig answered: Sonja had a problem: the sun was really bright. Oh, and she’d strangled another snuggle buddy, but mostly that sun.
  23. caylamaritime answered: Auh! Maybe if I tear this rope-colored snake apart it will stop making that ANNOYING noise! The giant’s already had enough, just look at her!
  24. bunnyroyale answered: As doctor Sonja restrains the latest victim of the virulent disease Boobsbuttitis, she fails to notice that she herself has been infected!
  25. almostinhuman answered: Extra-large body pillows are very popular in Hyrcania, but they’ve been known to twist their owners into strange new forms.
  26. nekromantenhase answered: Sonja: Make-over time! Clothes are all set, now you just need to put on this awesome necklace and then we´ll practice the b´n´b pose!
  27. junoro answered: Red Sonja: Alas, but as I was testing out my new chiropractic technique, I misjudged her weight and broke my OWN spine!