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Submitted by Neurosquared:

Here’s another one to add to the pile. You might think about adding a Zenescope tag because pretty much all their titles are like that (or at least the covers). I don’t think I’ve ever seen an overweight or unattractive woman grace their pages. It’s like they don’t exist in the Zenescope universe.

Sadly, I don’t think they exist in DC or Marvel’s universes either.  It is pretty cruel of that grey guy though, to pose his victims after he’s snapped their backs.

Submitted by Neurosquared:

Here’s another one to add to the pile. You might think about adding a Zenescope tag because pretty much all their titles are like that (or at least the covers). I don’t think I’ve ever seen an overweight or unattractive woman grace their pages. It’s like they don’t exist in the Zenescope universe.

Sadly, I don’t think they exist in DC or Marvel’s universes either.  It is pretty cruel of that grey guy though, to pose his victims after he’s snapped their backs.

neurosquared submitted:

Why is fairy girl’s chest melting? And where is her right arm? It must be a regular occurrence. Blonde lady seems very unconcerned.

I can’t figure out where blonde girl’s other leg is, because it’s certainly not propping up faerie girl.  (Actually her right leg doesn’t appear to be either.  Also I guess faeries are made out of plastic, because last I checked, humans go limp if they’re fainty.)

neurosquared submitted:

Why is fairy girl’s chest melting? And where is her right arm? It must be a regular occurrence. Blonde lady seems very unconcerned.

I can’t figure out where blonde girl’s other leg is, because it’s certainly not propping up faerie girl.  (Actually her right leg doesn’t appear to be either.  Also I guess faeries are made out of plastic, because last I checked, humans go limp if they’re fainty.)

thesilverpowerranger submitted:



"BELINDA SKI GIRL VARIANT"
This guy has apparently did work for MAXIM.


Okay, besides that she’s going to die of hypothermia, FFS artists, if you want to put her in heels just do it, and deal with people saying “what the hell, heels while skiing?!”  It’s better than “what the hell is wrong with her boots?”
(From GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES #67)
This thing is selling for $195.00 on Ebay by the way.
thesilverpowerranger submitted:
"BELINDA SKI GIRL VARIANT"

This guy has apparently did work for MAXIM.

Okay, besides that she’s going to die of hypothermia, FFS artists, if you want to put her in heels just do it, and deal with people saying “what the hell, heels while skiing?!”  It’s better than “what the hell is wrong with her boots?”

(From GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES #67)


This thing is selling for $195.00 on Ebay by the way.

Her legs better be turning into gold and melding with the floor too to explain why she can’t turn around.

Her legs better be turning into gold and melding with the floor too to explain why she can’t turn around.

At least they’re honest about it.  It’s too bad that zombies don’t read comics, and their marketing strategy will fail.
(and yes, that apostrophe is in the wrong place, but I think Zenescope knows that nobody reads their comics for their writing (or words) )

At least they’re honest about it.  It’s too bad that zombies don’t read comics, and their marketing strategy will fail.

(and yes, that apostrophe is in the wrong place, but I think Zenescope knows that nobody reads their comics for their writing (or words) )

Besides that the flute apparently breaks spines, I keep thinking, if he needs to keep playing to make them like him, wouldn’t this be REALLY hard to keep up while you’re having a giant orgy?

Besides that the flute apparently breaks spines, I keep thinking, if he needs to keep playing to make them like him, wouldn’t this be REALLY hard to keep up while you’re having a giant orgy?

That’s not actually her.  That’s the wolf pretending to be Red Riding Hood, his human costume just isn’t that convincing.

That’s not actually her.  That’s the wolf pretending to be Red Riding Hood, his human costume just isn’t that convincing.

Please don’t squeeze me any more.  There’s not much room left in my body for my organs to go.

Please don’t squeeze me any more.  There’s not much room left in my body for my organs to go.

It must suck to be stuck in quicksand and then get attacked from behind.

It must suck to be stuck in quicksand and then get attacked from behind.

Victoria submitted:



Oh, J. Scott Campbell…
The usual Campbell flaws are there (endless sameface, broken spines, etc.), but I just cannot fathom what is going on with her right leg. Is it supposed to be a leg-shaped stool for her to straddle? Is Campbell trying to slip in phallic symbolism? And I really hope that’s not the toe of her right boot peeking from underneath her left ankle, because that would be altogether frightening. The colorist, Nei Ruffino, does such gorgeous work, both by coloring other artists’ lines and creating her own, much more interesting and anatomically correct figures, at least.

She’s got the butt foot thing that seems to be a growing epidemic in fairytale land and yes, one of her legs seems to have fallen off.  That better be one AMAZING healing kiss from the prince at the end.
Oh, J. Scott Campbell…

The usual Campbell flaws are there (endless sameface, broken spines, etc.), but I just cannot fathom what is going on with her right leg. Is it supposed to be a leg-shaped stool for her to straddle? Is Campbell trying to slip in phallic symbolism? And I really hope that’s not the toe of her right boot peeking from underneath her left ankle, because that would be altogether frightening. The colorist, Nei Ruffino, does such gorgeous work, both by coloring other artists’ lines and creating her own, much more interesting and anatomically correct figures, at least.

She’s got the butt foot thing that seems to be a growing epidemic in fairytale land and yes, one of her legs seems to have fallen off.  That better be one AMAZING healing kiss from the prince at the end.