Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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The responses to this redraw of the above Avengelyne scene talked a lot about how much more expressive the redraw is and that it tells a story better than the original.  Out of curiousity, I blocked out the dialogue of both with my fingers and noticed that while you can still generally tell what’s going on with the redraw (which is part of why it’s so great), you really don’t know what’s going on without the dialogue in the original, so it gave me the idea to turn it into a contest!
Going by the suggestions offered by people yesterday, this is going to be more than a caption contest.  So here are some options of what you can do with the above image (I edited out the dialogue so it’s context free):
1) A short story, or caption/blurb/dialogue of what’s going on or what she’s saying. 
2) Editing the photo to include word bubbles or thought/dialogue/narration boxes, sound effects, etc…
3) Some combination of the two.  You could even make a macro.
I was thinking of dividing the contest into more categories (caption, short story, picture edit) but then I’d want to offer a prize for the winner of each category, and I only have one prize to give out right now, so maybe in the future we’ll do that, but for this month, I’ll just choose a winner from the above.
The only contest rules are: one entry per person, and no rape jokes or racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ablism, etc…  Creativity and humor are generally what I’ll looking for. :)
The character at the bottom’s name is Avengelyne, and the character on top of her is named Coral, in case you need that for your submission. :)
The prize for this contest will be provided by the awesome Sooz, the creator of the webcomics Reliquary and Patchwork and Lace. :)  The winner will receive a free commission sketch from her!
So that’s pretty cool. :)  If anybody is interested in offering future prizes (whether art commissions or something else) that would be really great, and you can contact me by email or tumblr messaging.  I want to be able to offer a prize because a) I think it makes the contest a little more fun and b) I want to help promote amateur artists if I can. :)
The contest will be open until July 7th, so you have 2.5 weeks to get your submission in. :)  You can submit through reblogging, messaging me on tumblr, a disqus comment, by email, or put a caption in below.
So go for it!  What’s going on in this panel?

The responses to this redraw of the above Avengelyne scene talked a lot about how much more expressive the redraw is and that it tells a story better than the original.  Out of curiousity, I blocked out the dialogue of both with my fingers and noticed that while you can still generally tell what’s going on with the redraw (which is part of why it’s so great), you really don’t know what’s going on without the dialogue in the original, so it gave me the idea to turn it into a contest!

Going by the suggestions offered by people yesterday, this is going to be more than a caption contest.  So here are some options of what you can do with the above image (I edited out the dialogue so it’s context free):

1) A short story, or caption/blurb/dialogue of what’s going on or what she’s saying.

2) Editing the photo to include word bubbles or thought/dialogue/narration boxes, sound effects, etc…

3) Some combination of the two.  You could even make a macro.

I was thinking of dividing the contest into more categories (caption, short story, picture edit) but then I’d want to offer a prize for the winner of each category, and I only have one prize to give out right now, so maybe in the future we’ll do that, but for this month, I’ll just choose a winner from the above.

The only contest rules are: one entry per person, and no rape jokes or racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ablism, etc…  Creativity and humor are generally what I’ll looking for. :)

The character at the bottom’s name is Avengelyne, and the character on top of her is named Coral, in case you need that for your submission. :)

The prize for this contest will be provided by the awesome Sooz, the creator of the webcomics Reliquary and Patchwork and Lace. :)  The winner will receive a free commission sketch from her!

So that’s pretty cool. :)  If anybody is interested in offering future prizes (whether art commissions or something else) that would be really great, and you can contact me by email or tumblr messaging.  I want to be able to offer a prize because a) I think it makes the contest a little more fun and b) I want to help promote amateur artists if I can. :)

The contest will be open until July 7th, so you have 2.5 weeks to get your submission in. :)  You can submit through reblogging, messaging me on tumblr, a disqus comment, by email, or put a caption in below.

So go for it!  What’s going on in this panel?

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  1. caylamaritime reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    My attempt right here! First time I’ve done lettering comic book style or used Illustrator! Used this tutorial for the...
  2. cindy-svensson reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    Coral: Lie still! You could have a concussion.Avengelyne: What about your broken spine?Coral: It’s too late for me. I...
  3. krissalus answered: Coral: “You just HAD to drink the cactus juice, didn’t you?”
  4. blamethegravity answered: Avengelyne knew that a deadpan staring contest could be fatal, she just never thought it would happen to her.
  5. bimugen answered: Wow! From every angle you really can see some sort of cleavage!
  6. butteredtart answered: "Oh god, oh god, it was a box jellyfish. I’m going to have to pee on you. It’s the only way!"
  7. gta-rollergirl reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    SOOOOOooo it’s not very funny, but this is what I had to write. It’s something that’s been bothering me a lot about...
  8. haveievermentioned answered: "I TOLD you black attracks the jelly sharks. But did you listen to the one person who’s lived here her entire life? Nooooo…."
  9. timui answered: Coral: “I’m sorry, I can’t seem to get the right one to inflate. Do you have any more insulating tape?”
  10. natarisaru answered: Coral: So you’re the one who took my favorite stripper suit? You’ll pay for this Avengylene!
  11. grieverjoe answered: Dear diary:
  12. nazgulgnome answered: Avengelyne has passed out and the topless chick is trying CPR. Badly.
  13. repost-this-image answered: Darn it, Evangelyne, why do you always fall asleep in the middle of sex?
  14. auronlu said: The vampire is shocked to realize that almost the ONLY body part of her victim actually covered is the neck!
  15. inukistar said: Coral: You think Dick would go out with me? Avengelyne : I don’t know and I don’t care, Coral. Now move aside. You’re ruining my tan.
  16. nostalgiachan reblogged this from eschergirls and added:
    "It’s nice to see you again, Avengelyne. You really should come by more often." The bronzed blonde stepped onto the...
  17. inukistar answered: Coral: You think Dick would go out with me?
  18. daggerpen answered: Damn it Avengelyne, wake up already! You’re going to get an awful sunburn!
  19. rinkafushi answered: "Ugh, it clearly said "tropical island inspired sexy costume" on the invitation, girl. That fishnet won’t do. Get changed. Now."
  20. pairofsmittens answered: i just saw this on my dash and legit thought it was sex before i read the description
  21. northcentralpositronics answered: "Oh, geez. You’re not meant to orgasm yet, we haven’t even started. Now we have to do this whole shoot again!"
  22. kinigget reblogged this from eschergirls
  23. tigresscherrytea answered: I have defeated you, Avengelyne! You no longer have the most revealing clothes!