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Inspired by some of the comments in the last post where people had theories about what that girl’s expression means, let’s have some fun!
What’s on her mind?
(I think it’s “Jeez, why did I ever agree to be chained to this dude?”)

Inspired by some of the comments in the last post where people had theories about what that girl’s expression means, let’s have some fun!

What’s on her mind?

(I think it’s “Jeez, why did I ever agree to be chained to this dude?”)

aquapunk replied to your photo: roguesouthernbelle submitted: So I was browsing…
I smell a caption contest.
Do you now?  Great idea!  What’s happening here? (or what is Rogue saying?)
I smell a caption contest.

Do you now?  Great idea!  What’s happening here? (or what is Rogue saying?)

Something seems to be wrong with tumblr today.  Various people seem to be saying different things weren’t working.  For this blog, the queue posts weren’t posting, so that’s why there was only one post today.  Hopefully, it’ll be working tomorrow.
Anyway, in lieu of a post, I’m going to put my favorite captions/lines from the caption contest on the Rogue vs. Wonder Woman pic from yesterday. :)  I thought they were all pretty funny, but I’ll just pick 5 that caught my eye to share in this post.

thegreenwolf answered:  Hurry! If we sneak under here while the ushers aren’t looking we can get into see The Avengers for free! ….of course I’ve done this before!

I liked that one because I thought it was a really creative way to see the lasso.

 darkestelemental616 answered:  “There ain’t enough room in this panel for TWO centaurs, sugah!” 

That one made me laugh out loud, and I liked the addition of “sugah”. :)

 kisskissbigbang answered:  “The TRUTH, Wonder Woman?! You can’t HANDLE the TRUTH!” 

I know that line is overdone, but I thought here it worked great.

mutedgrey answered:  “Just showing off!? I’ll have you know, I have snake DNA going back THREE GENERATIONS!”

Another one that just cracked me right up. XD

 thehobbitshavethephonebox answered:  How come I never get to tie YOU up? You told me you were a Switch! 

I thought that one really fit what her expression could be saying too.
Those are just ones that stuck in my mind.  I liked a lot of them, and for all the many “dancing” ones, my first thought seeing that picture was that it was some sort of dance off too. XD
Anyway, that was really fun, and I think we’ll have some more caption contests in the future if people like them. :)

Something seems to be wrong with tumblr today.  Various people seem to be saying different things weren’t working.  For this blog, the queue posts weren’t posting, so that’s why there was only one post today.  Hopefully, it’ll be working tomorrow.

Anyway, in lieu of a post, I’m going to put my favorite captions/lines from the caption contest on the Rogue vs. Wonder Woman pic from yesterday. :)  I thought they were all pretty funny, but I’ll just pick 5 that caught my eye to share in this post.

thegreenwolf answered: Hurry! If we sneak under here while the ushers aren’t looking we can get into see The Avengers for free! ….of course I’ve done this before!

I liked that one because I thought it was a really creative way to see the lasso.

darkestelemental616 answered: “There ain’t enough room in this panel for TWO centaurs, sugah!”

That one made me laugh out loud, and I liked the addition of “sugah”. :)

kisskissbigbang answered: “The TRUTH, Wonder Woman?! You can’t HANDLE the TRUTH!”

I know that line is overdone, but I thought here it worked great.

mutedgrey answered: “Just showing off!? I’ll have you know, I have snake DNA going back THREE GENERATIONS!”

Another one that just cracked me right up. XD

thehobbitshavethephonebox answered: How come I never get to tie YOU up? You told me you were a Switch!

I thought that one really fit what her expression could be saying too.

Those are just ones that stuck in my mind.  I liked a lot of them, and for all the many “dancing” ones, my first thought seeing that picture was that it was some sort of dance off too. XD

Anyway, that was really fun, and I think we’ll have some more caption contests in the future if people like them. :)

Audience participation!  What do you think girl in red is doing?

Audience participation!  What do you think girl in red is doing?

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/27054869382/so-whats-going-on
Okay, so because some people wanted me to choose some of my favorites from the caption contest so there’s some “pay off”, I’m going to list (in no particular order) some of my favorites here. :)  These aren’t “winners” or anything but they’re ones I noticed because they made me laugh or I thought they were creative, or I just wanted to showcase them.
 zagglezig:

To spice up the workplace, Skintight Sam’s Lawncare instituted Shirts&Skins games on Wednesday jobs. 

balance of geek:

The one in the purple just got back from boating with friends, only to discover her partner was cheating on her (through bondage) with the red-head. As her partner was tied up, and wouldn’t be going far, she gave chase to the one trying to take her lover away from here. Each grabbing novelty umbrellas on there way out the door to beat each other with (and the one in purple grabbing a water gun to humiliate her foe), they toke the game of cat and mouse outside. Alas! Poor red-head has suffered a dislocated limb and can run no more!

 desidesidesi: 

They’re playing the classic children’s game “organ-go-seek” 

 redirtsevad:

angry swimsuit models seek revenge on bathing suit designer 

 wretchedsilence:

World’s worst version of Capture the Flag?

 ask-disciple-kyouko:

The weekly Clothes-Cutting Games just kept getting more merciless. 

 seekingwillow:

Clearly this is a pissed off Sorority of the future, who’s been raided of clothes, but left undies + weapons. Payback Mission in 3…2…1 

 underwhelmed-and-unfulfilled:

“Oh my gawd, I can’t believe Teressa didn’t invite us to her party!” 

 ceciliavonjoy:

There are some seriously big mosquitoes in their backyard, but the ponytail chick is scared of bugs, so Blond chick is all “s’ok, I got this”

garnhamghast:

Just a little light gardening, nothing to see here 

There we go!  The submissions in general were great though, and I’m glad people are having so much fun with these. :)
And there’s still time to put in your caption for this picture before I make a post of my favorites.

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/27054869382/so-whats-going-on

Okay, so because some people wanted me to choose some of my favorites from the caption contest so there’s some “pay off”, I’m going to list (in no particular order) some of my favorites here. :)  These aren’t “winners” or anything but they’re ones I noticed because they made me laugh or I thought they were creative, or I just wanted to showcase them.

zagglezig:

To spice up the workplace, Skintight Sam’s Lawncare instituted Shirts&Skins games on Wednesday jobs.

balance of geek:

The one in the purple just got back from boating with friends, only to discover her partner was cheating on her (through bondage) with the red-head. As her partner was tied up, and wouldn’t be going far, she gave chase to the one trying to take her lover away from here. Each grabbing novelty umbrellas on there way out the door to beat each other with (and the one in purple grabbing a water gun to humiliate her foe), they toke the game of cat and mouse outside. Alas! Poor red-head has suffered a dislocated limb and can run no more!

desidesidesi:

They’re playing the classic children’s game “organ-go-seek”

redirtsevad:

angry swimsuit models seek revenge on bathing suit designer

wretchedsilence:

World’s worst version of Capture the Flag?

ask-disciple-kyouko:

The weekly Clothes-Cutting Games just kept getting more merciless.

seekingwillow:

Clearly this is a pissed off Sorority of the future, who’s been raided of clothes, but left undies + weapons. Payback Mission in 3…2…1 

underwhelmed-and-unfulfilled:

“Oh my gawd, I can’t believe Teressa didn’t invite us to her party!”

ceciliavonjoy:

There are some seriously big mosquitoes in their backyard, but the ponytail chick is scared of bugs, so Blond chick is all “s’ok, I got this”

garnhamghast:

Just a little light gardening, nothing to see here

There we go!  The submissions in general were great though, and I’m glad people are having so much fun with these. :)

And there’s still time to put in your caption for this picture before I make a post of my favorites.

steelneko submitted:



http://andriasang.com/con1zq/valkyria_browser/images/243vc/
Selvaria Bles, from Valkyria Chronicles. I don’t even know where to start.

Reader feedback time!  What’s she attempting to smuggle over the border?

http://andriasang.com/con1zq/valkyria_browser/images/243vc/

Selvaria Bles, from Valkyria Chronicles. I don’t even know where to start.

Reader feedback time!  What’s she attempting to smuggle over the border?

eschergirls:

steelneko submitted:



http://andriasang.com/con1zq/valkyria_browser/images/243vc/
Selvaria Bles, from Valkyria Chronicles. I don’t even know where to start.

Reader feedback time!  What’s she attempting to smuggle over the border?



Okay, so here are my favorites! :)

 Liliana Lipski answered: Manatees. graycalling answered: Eggs. She is smuggling eggs. (this is an actual thing people do.)  protoskank answered: Spiral-cut hams.  goldengirlcoh answered: Ewoks.  cyaziris answered: “This? Oh, no, they’re real. There’s no way I’m hiding the Emperor’s baby.”  wearespacegods answered: puffer fish.  exterminatecake answered: Although she had only the best intentions, smuggling sixty ferrets out of abusive homes by putting them in her bra and pants was a bad idea. izamusicchick answered: Gelatin and tuna filled exercise equipment.  chaoscheebs answered: She’s toally smuggling Dragon Quest-style slimes. Totally.  zhinxy answered: Dutch Shoes. Clearly.  akestra answered: Hand-blown glass spheres containing thirteen crystalized dragonflies each, packed in lilies-of-the-valley blossoms and lavendar.  heavilymedicated answered: Armadillos, curled up in -fear-.nanabobo567 answered: Those must be two tiny penguins- you can even see their tails poking out!  littlegothcat answered: Submarines. Six of them.  rheumaticrhetoric answered: A cantaloupe and a very bewildered cat

eschergirls:

http://andriasang.com/con1zq/valkyria_browser/images/243vc/

Selvaria Bles, from Valkyria Chronicles. I don’t even know where to start.

Reader feedback time!  What’s she attempting to smuggle over the border?

Okay, so here are my favorites! :)

 Liliana Lipski answered: Manatees.

 graycalling answered: Eggs. She is smuggling eggs. (this is an actual thing people do.)

 protoskank answered: Spiral-cut hams.

 goldengirlcoh answered: Ewoks.

 cyaziris answered: “This? Oh, no, they’re real. There’s no way I’m hiding the Emperor’s baby.”

 wearespacegods answered: puffer fish.

 exterminatecake answered: Although she had only the best intentions, smuggling sixty ferrets out of abusive homes by putting them in her bra and pants was a bad idea.

izamusicchick answered: Gelatin and tuna filled exercise equipment.

 chaoscheebs answered: She’s toally smuggling Dragon Quest-style slimes. Totally.

 zhinxy answered: Dutch Shoes. Clearly.

 akestra answered: Hand-blown glass spheres containing thirteen crystalized dragonflies each, packed in lilies-of-the-valley blossoms and lavendar.

 heavilymedicated answered: Armadillos, curled up in -fear-.

nanabobo567 answered: Those must be two tiny penguins- you can even see their tails poking out!

 littlegothcat answered: Submarines. Six of them.

 rheumaticrhetoric answered: A cantaloupe and a very bewildered cat


Caption contest time!
What’s the context here?  What’s she saying/doing/thinking/etc?

Caption contest time!

What’s the context here?  What’s she saying/doing/thinking/etc?

eschergirls:

Caption contest time!
What’s the context here?  What’s she saying/doing/thinking/etc?

Wow there were a ton of responses to this one!  I’m probably not gonna be able to show all of my favourites, so I’ll just pick 15. :) (in no particular order)
I especially enjoyed the ones that turned it into a “first world problems” meme.
Amanda answered: Flipping pancakes SUPER DRAMATIC MODE
Aleric answered: “Why, Oh Why, won’t you accept me, Broadway?”
 zhinxy answered:  Fire-Farting-Girl despairs. For among heroines, she alone lacks the ability turn her butt to face the same way as her boobs. 
 reblog-everything answered:  MY CABBAGES! 
 chevrium answered:  “I took the hot pockets out of the microwave… AND ONE OF THEM WAS STILL COLD” 
lackofloss answered:  THAT GIRL AT THE SALON DID MY MANICURE ALL WROOOOOOONG 
 warpsbyherself answered:  “Light your fart on fire, he said. It’ll be fun, he said.” 
 nerune answered:  Can’t….breathe….anatomy…simplified too much…… 
 wakor answered:  “Oh goooood, I’ve been holding that in for HOURS.” 
 roar-ing20s answered:  “Alas poor Yorik! I knew him Horatio.”  
 roisu answered:  “DAMN YOU, KHAN!!!” 
 triangular-reasoning answered:  “OOOHHHHHH WE’RE HALFWAY THEEEERRE- C’mon, use the POWER OF ROCK! SING IT WITH ME!!” 
t0rnii answered:  Today sucked. She forgot to turn the oven off, burnt down her house, and now she just broke most of her skeleton.
 drneverland answered:  She’s cursing the Gods of Perspective so hard that they set her on fire, 
 meeppo answered:  I WILL AVENGE MY FRIEEEEEESSS!

eschergirls:

Caption contest time!

What’s the context here?  What’s she saying/doing/thinking/etc?

Wow there were a ton of responses to this one!  I’m probably not gonna be able to show all of my favourites, so I’ll just pick 15. :) (in no particular order)

I especially enjoyed the ones that turned it into a “first world problems” meme.

Amanda answered: Flipping pancakes SUPER DRAMATIC MODE

Aleric answered: “Why, Oh Why, won’t you accept me, Broadway?”

zhinxy answered: Fire-Farting-Girl despairs. For among heroines, she alone lacks the ability turn her butt to face the same way as her boobs.

reblog-everything answered: MY CABBAGES!

chevrium answered: “I took the hot pockets out of the microwave… AND ONE OF THEM WAS STILL COLD”

lackofloss answered: THAT GIRL AT THE SALON DID MY MANICURE ALL WROOOOOOONG

warpsbyherself answered: “Light your fart on fire, he said. It’ll be fun, he said.”

nerune answered: Can’t….breathe….anatomy…simplified too much……

wakor answered: “Oh goooood, I’ve been holding that in for HOURS.”

roar-ing20s answered: “Alas poor Yorik! I knew him Horatio.”

roisu answered: “DAMN YOU, KHAN!!!”

triangular-reasoning answered: “OOOHHHHHH WE’RE HALFWAY THEEEERRE- C’mon, use the POWER OF ROCK! SING IT WITH ME!!”

t0rnii answered: Today sucked. She forgot to turn the oven off, burnt down her house, and now she just broke most of her skeleton.

drneverland answered: She’s cursing the Gods of Perspective so hard that they set her on fire,

meeppo answered: I WILL AVENGE MY FRIEEEEEESSS!

I meant to do this earlier, but life got in the way.
Anyway, here are my favourites from the last caption contest (in no particular order):eliamias answered: Oooh, I love the hokey pokey! ♪You stick your left arm in…~♪
Jenny Creed answered: Red Sonja shits crooked since the warlocks twisted and melted her body in their sick games, and all too often she gets poo on her hands and freaks out.
Orion answered: “Give me those robes, I’m freezing! Then call the doctor! I think I broke them again!” 
rossini138 answered: “Ew! This tree has spiders all over it!!Did you see? They were like, *this big*!* 
gabyrippling answered:  These bottle caps really chafe! Recycling is hard! 
kjdawson80 answered:  “Damn it! Alllllllmost got a AAA on AFRONOVA Heavy!
stevonicus answered:  Curse you goblins for stealing my spine!  
msgeniuspa answered:  “The LAST thing my ice skating outing needed was sparkling orcs.”   
pachurz answered:  “Wait my glasses, I can’t find my glasses.”  
hardboiled-w answered:  Gotta keep training for the fire bottle toss… Gotta beat that asshole Simon Belmont.    
dal-li answered:  HELICOPTER MODE, ACTIVATE!  
roxxie-kun answered:  PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU! 
catastrophicartists answered:  This so called “armor” you idiots bought me is the worst! Take this tree and get something better! And get a healer for my back!   
wincenworks answered:  Wait this is a no brand name tree you’ve tied me to! You IDIOTS! Get out there and don’t come back until you have a Gucci tree!!!   
cold-as-frost answered:  A ditto dressed up as Red Sonja for Halloween but isn’t used to being in human form so there are a few… problems with the costume.   
xogs answered:  …and that’s how Mary Sue displayed her bottle cap collection while her spine healed from the tragic, yet romantic, accident.  
drunk-karma answered:  Maybe bubblewrap wasn’t the best choice for clothes

I meant to do this earlier, but life got in the way.

Anyway, here are my favourites from the last caption contest (in no particular order):

eliamias answered: Oooh, I love the hokey pokey! ♪You stick your left arm in…~♪


Jenny Creed answered: Red Sonja shits crooked since the warlocks twisted and melted her body in their sick games, and all too often she gets poo on her hands and freaks out.


Orion answered: “Give me those robes, I’m freezing! Then call the doctor! I think I broke them again!”

rossini138 answered: “Ew! This tree has spiders all over it!!Did you see? They were like, *this big*!*

gabyrippling answered: These bottle caps really chafe! Recycling is hard!

kjdawson80 answered: “Damn it! Alllllllmost got a AAA on AFRONOVA Heavy!

stevonicus answered: Curse you goblins for stealing my spine!

msgeniuspa answered: “The LAST thing my ice skating outing needed was sparkling orcs.”

pachurz answered: “Wait my glasses, I can’t find my glasses.”

hardboiled-w answered: Gotta keep training for the fire bottle toss… Gotta beat that asshole Simon Belmont.

dal-li answered: HELICOPTER MODE, ACTIVATE!

roxxie-kun answered: PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU!

catastrophicartists answered: This so called “armor” you idiots bought me is the worst! Take this tree and get something better! And get a healer for my back!

wincenworks answered: Wait this is a no brand name tree you’ve tied me to! You IDIOTS! Get out there and don’t come back until you have a Gucci tree!!!

cold-as-frost answered: A ditto dressed up as Red Sonja for Halloween but isn’t used to being in human form so there are a few… problems with the costume.

xogs answered: …and that’s how Mary Sue displayed her bottle cap collection while her spine healed from the tragic, yet romantic, accident.

drunk-karma answered: Maybe bubblewrap wasn’t the best choice for clothes