Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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And then there was a horrific snap, and Starfire died and became a Black Lantern.

And then there was a horrific snap, and Starfire died and became a Black Lantern.

In the new DCU, Starfire is now half turtle.

In the new DCU, Starfire is now half turtle.

Now introducing the Starfire Mini: All the boobs and butt, none of the annoying flesh and organs in between!

Now introducing the Starfire Mini: All the boobs and butt, none of the annoying flesh and organs in between!

This is what happens when your upper body has it’s own propulsion system.  It’s like the humanoid version of the Enterprise saucer separation sequence.

This is what happens when your upper body has it’s own propulsion system.  It’s like the humanoid version of the Enterprise saucer separation sequence.

Donna Troy in the middle right panel.  Okay comic artists, when we say to reference pictures of women, we mean human women, not centaurs.
Also holy collarboobs Starfire!

Donna Troy in the middle right panel.  Okay comic artists, when we say to reference pictures of women, we mean human women, not centaurs.

Also holy collarboobs Starfire!

Fun with spheres.

Fun with spheres.

Hey give her some credit!  Look at that pose.  She’s trying!

Hey give her some credit!  Look at that pose.  She’s trying!

Ian Churchill has to be one of the most efficient artists ever.  The two guys on either side of the one in front have the same face.  The three male heroes on the floor have the same face.  And the two female characters have the exact same face.

Ian Churchill has to be one of the most efficient artists ever.  The two guys on either side of the one in front have the same face.  The three male heroes on the floor have the same face.  And the two female characters have the exact same face.

Ah Ed Benes, what would we do without you? We might actually have to look at women from angles that aren’t behind them and looking upwards… and that’d be horrifying.

Ah Ed Benes, what would we do without you? We might actually have to look at women from angles that aren’t behind them and looking upwards… and that’d be horrifying.

heymynameisdani:

ashleyrguillory:

For my Gender and the Body class. 
This is my artistic reaction to the Starfire controversy. I was going to draw her teammates in her outfit- or them in her pose- but instead I drew her as a man. I call him. Manfire. To illustrate how stupid these poses are and how un-empowering they are. This goes with my paper titled:
The Issue that Melted the Internet: The Continued Objectification of Women in Comics
One of these days I will post it online. It is incredibly long but here is this. 
I have re-appropriated the background from the original comic book. 

snort

This wins everything.

heymynameisdani:

ashleyrguillory:

For my Gender and the Body class. 

This is my artistic reaction to the Starfire controversy. I was going to draw her teammates in her outfit- or them in her pose- but instead I drew her as a man. I call him. Manfire. To illustrate how stupid these poses are and how un-empowering they are. This goes with my paper titled:

The Issue that Melted the Internet: The Continued Objectification of Women in Comics

One of these days I will post it online. It is incredibly long but here is this. 

I have re-appropriated the background from the original comic book. 

snort

This wins everything.