Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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The picture that inspired this tumblr. This is an incredibly awkward fight. However, we do get an excellent shot of Supergirl’s thighs and breasts though, which somehow I suspect is the point. xD

The picture that inspired this tumblr. This is an incredibly awkward fight. However, we do get an excellent shot of Supergirl’s thighs and breasts though, which somehow I suspect is the point. xD

Another Supergirl/Powergirl fight, another broken spine!  This is even worse. xD  It looks like her top and bottom came from 2 different pictures!

Another Supergirl/Powergirl fight, another broken spine!  This is even worse. xD  It looks like her top and bottom came from 2 different pictures!

From @AmeliaMangan
OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Also there’s a laser beam RIGHT IN BETWEEN HER ARM AND LEG!  How did that get there!? xD

From @AmeliaMangan

OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Also there’s a laser beam RIGHT IN BETWEEN HER ARM AND LEG!  How did that get there!? xD

This looks impossible if you focus on her spine curve… but the front part of her (belly to crotch) looks okay.  My brain hurts just trying to sort this picture out!

This looks impossible if you focus on her spine curve… but the front part of her (belly to crotch) looks okay.  My brain hurts just trying to sort this picture out!

This looks okay at first, but when you start looking at the blonde girl more (click to see the larger version), you begin to realize something is really wrong with her body!  Her chest and head are coming at you, then her body makes a strange detour diagonally and then detours back so her legs are coming at you.  Her spine would have to be an S!  This being Churchill, I suspect it’s to show her butt and hip curve.
Also Dove (the girl in blue) seems to have dislocated her hip (again so we can see the precious precious butt curve).
Like an Escher painting, at first it looks okay, but when you really start looking at it, you go WTF? xD

This looks okay at first, but when you start looking at the blonde girl more (click to see the larger version), you begin to realize something is really wrong with her body!  Her chest and head are coming at you, then her body makes a strange detour diagonally and then detours back so her legs are coming at you.  Her spine would have to be an S!  This being Churchill, I suspect it’s to show her butt and hip curve.

Also Dove (the girl in blue) seems to have dislocated her hip (again so we can see the precious precious butt curve).

Like an Escher painting, at first it looks okay, but when you really start looking at it, you go WTF? xD

Again from Gotham City Sirens.  Is there some evil spirit that claims the souls of comic artists if they do not show some ass or boob in every panel?

Again from Gotham City Sirens.  Is there some evil spirit that claims the souls of comic artists if they do not show some ass or boob in every panel?

Ouch.  SPINES DON’T WORK THAT WAY! (neither do lesbians)

Ouch.  SPINES DON’T WORK THAT WAY! (neither do lesbians)

I think that KRAK was Catwoman’s spine.

I think that KRAK was Catwoman’s spine.

These artists act like they’ll never draw another woman again, and they must put boobs and butt in every pose.  Her thighs and hips take this weird detour then magically transition to fully-facing-us calves.  Swivel waist AND plasticine leg!
Plus, she’s going to trip on her own hair.

These artists act like they’ll never draw another woman again, and they must put boobs and butt in every pose.  Her thighs and hips take this weird detour then magically transition to fully-facing-us calves.  Swivel waist AND plasticine leg!

Plus, she’s going to trip on her own hair.

What. The. Hell. Is. That.  Ignoring the obligatory broken spine and dislocated hips, if you remove her breast and arm, then her back makes sense, but when you add in the breast and arm in profile, then it looks like she has something growing out of her back (which should also be in profile).  Dear artists: Perspective. PICK ONE.

What. The. Hell. Is. That.  Ignoring the obligatory broken spine and dislocated hips, if you remove her breast and arm, then her back makes sense, but when you add in the breast and arm in profile, then it looks like she has something growing out of her back (which should also be in profile).  Dear artists: Perspective. PICK ONE.