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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occasionallybrilliant submitted:

I am shocked to find that you haven’t posted Kate Beaton’s Strong Female Characters comic yet. 

(Original link: http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 )

I’m shocked too.  I’ve gotten this submitted a lot, but I keep forgetting to post it.  Originally, I ignored it because I figured everybody’s seen it by now and I hadn’t made it a habit of posting parody webcomics at the time, but now, obviously I have, so here it is!

crownlullaby submitted:

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Kate Beaton makes the most wonderful parodies on Escher-girls (and ridiculous female character design in general)

That was supposed to be a parody?  I thought it was a documentary.

hypervelocitywolfcannon submitted:

I work at a LCS, and when this cover showed up in the week’s new releases, the urge to draw a certain parallel just would not go away…
If I could’ve printed out a high-quality colour print of the Mile High Club poster and put it in front of the cover without repercussions from work, I’d have done it so fast. As it is, my little piece of paper stayed up for a decent chunk of the evening. Unfortunately, it was not busy and hardly anyone was around to see. If a feminist makes a statement in an empty room, does she make a difference? :P

Very fitting!  Those are some intense vacuum-sealed boobsocks in the Danger Girl/GI Joe cover.

hypervelocitywolfcannon submitted:

I work at a LCS, and when this cover showed up in the week’s new releases, the urge to draw a certain parallel just would not go away…

If I could’ve printed out a high-quality colour print of the Mile High Club poster and put it in front of the cover without repercussions from work, I’d have done it so fast. As it is, my little piece of paper stayed up for a decent chunk of the evening. Unfortunately, it was not busy and hardly anyone was around to see. If a feminist makes a statement in an empty room, does she make a difference? :P

Very fitting!  Those are some intense vacuum-sealed boobsocks in the Danger Girl/GI Joe cover.