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I suppose the Witchblade might have devoured her genitals, and that’s why her legs are sprouting from her crotch.  Also, this is one of those that you think looks fine because it’s so similar to a possible pose (a squat) but if you notice where her feet are, you wonder how she doesn’t topple over.  

I suppose the Witchblade might have devoured her genitals, and that’s why her legs are sprouting from her crotch.  Also, this is one of those that you think looks fine because it’s so similar to a possible pose (a squat) but if you notice where her feet are, you wonder how she doesn’t topple over.  

I usually don’t comment on the ridiculosity of the costumes because it’s so self-evident and I’d be going on forever, but I’m just so amused by how they’re all bloody with their clothing torn and shredded, but somehow their thong straps are still holding and all that’s messed up with Lady Death’s bra is that one strap has fallen off.  Maybe I’ve underestimated just how effective battle thongs are!

I usually don’t comment on the ridiculosity of the costumes because it’s so self-evident and I’d be going on forever, but I’m just so amused by how they’re all bloody with their clothing torn and shredded, but somehow their thong straps are still holding and all that’s messed up with Lady Death’s bra is that one strap has fallen off.  Maybe I’ve underestimated just how effective battle thongs are!

I know I just said before that I don’t normally pick on the costumes, and I know this is Shi, Vampirella and Lady Death, but my friend had a caption that was too good not to share.

They escaped from a nudist colony and had to dress themselves by cutting apart a single very small outfit between the three of them.

I know I just said before that I don’t normally pick on the costumes, and I know this is Shi, Vampirella and Lady Death, but my friend had a caption that was too good not to share.

They escaped from a nudist colony and had to dress themselves by cutting apart a single very small outfit between the three of them.

I should start a new tumblr: “Battle To The Death or Maxim Photoshoot?”

I should start a new tumblr: “Battle To The Death or Maxim Photoshoot?”

Pro-tip: When sketching from mannequins, make sure that all of the legs are attached to the body.
(Then again, maybe this is just a follow-up to this.  Who says comics lack continuity?)

Pro-tip: When sketching from mannequins, make sure that all of the legs are attached to the body.

(Then again, maybe this is just a follow-up to this.  Who says comics lack continuity?)

I presume Shi is losing.  She’s got the broken spine and dislocated shoulder.  That or this is porn.  I can’t tell anymore.

I presume Shi is losing.  She’s got the broken spine and dislocated shoulder.  That or this is porn.  I can’t tell anymore.

The way her leg and hips are looks a lot this infamous picture, complete with the phantom buttcheek.  Also, I don’t think she’s capable of standing up straight.  Her upper body is like 80 degrees to her hips and legs, she’d look like one of those L shaped rulers if she stood up.

The way her leg and hips are looks a lot this infamous picture, complete with the phantom buttcheek.  Also, I don’t think she’s capable of standing up straight.  Her upper body is like 80 degrees to her hips and legs, she’d look like one of those L shaped rulers if she stood up.

tytalus submitted:



Because beheadings are so sultry
I ran across this and at first glance, I thought that’s amusing, their normal covers aren’t sexay enuf so they do a sultry variant, didn’t realize that…
Wait, what? Her…her head! No, not Lady Death, no, don’t behead her in the name of teh sexay! Looking over her shoulder wasn’t good enough. Then again it could be some telescopic neck superpower. Maybe she can do that, I don’t know.

On the bright side, I suppose it’s something that those vines aren’t pointing at her cameltoed crotch.
Because beheadings are so sultry

I ran across this and at first glance, I thought that’s amusing, their normal covers aren’t sexay enuf so they do a sultry variant, didn’t realize that…

Wait, what? Her…her head! No, not Lady Death, no, don’t behead her in the name of teh sexay! Looking over her shoulder wasn’t good enough. Then again it could be some telescopic neck superpower. Maybe she can do that, I don’t know.

On the bright side, I suppose it’s something that those vines aren’t pointing at her cameltoed crotch.

If you don’t want your barbie dolls, just donate them to charity, don’t twist them up and throw them in the fire.

If you don’t want your barbie dolls, just donate them to charity, don’t twist them up and throw them in the fire.

Multi-limb randomize attack!

Multi-limb randomize attack!