Escher Girls

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She’s like a boob flounder.

She’s like a boob flounder.

No matter how well you bluff, it’s hard to convince an opponent your leg wasn’t just cut off.

No matter how well you bluff, it’s hard to convince an opponent your leg wasn’t just cut off.

Okay now that’s a whole different kind of torso fail than we usually see.  O_O

Okay now that’s a whole different kind of torso fail than we usually see.  O_O

*gets back off the floor and onto the computer* Ow. Okay, that’s not a casual, comfortable position to relax in.  Even if you’re Asian.

*gets back off the floor and onto the computer* Ow. Okay, that’s not a casual, comfortable position to relax in.  Even if you’re Asian.

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!

Those who don’t study history are doomed to have their legs destroyed by it.

Those who don’t study history are doomed to have their legs destroyed by it.

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.

This is what it looks like when action figures make love.

This is what it looks like when action figures make love.

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?)