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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Mike Oliver submitted:

Just poking around Indy Planet to see what’s up, and I found this…interesting cover art.  The poses are not impossible and the anatomy is pretty solid except for that one thumb, but the body-paint costumes and high-heeled ice skates made me groan.  High-heeled ice skates?  How does that even make sense?  And the description says The Skater has green hair, but the purposefully old-school coloring of Champions means that her hair mostly reads as blond.  And she’s moaning.
http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=6174
Oh, yeah, and the gratuitous porny posing, that was pretty groan worthy as well.

Now coming to an arena near you: Cameltoe on Skates!  The touching story of one girl’s quest to find better fitting clothes, set to the musical genius of Mozart.

Mike Oliver submitted:

Just poking around Indy Planet to see what’s up, and I found this…interesting cover art.  The poses are not impossible and the anatomy is pretty solid except for that one thumb, but the body-paint costumes and high-heeled ice skates made me groan.  High-heeled ice skates?  How does that even make sense?  And the description says The Skater has green hair, but the purposefully old-school coloring of Champions means that her hair mostly reads as blond.  And she’s moaning.

http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=6174

Oh, yeah, and the gratuitous porny posing, that was pretty groan worthy as well.

Now coming to an arena near you: Cameltoe on Skates!  The touching story of one girl’s quest to find better fitting clothes, set to the musical genius of Mozart.

spidermimi submitted:

I don’t even know where to start.

The dragon DNA graft takes a little getting used to.

spidermimi submitted:

I don’t even know where to start.

The dragon DNA graft takes a little getting used to.

akaiengarde submitted:



I Have No Words…
To be completely honest, I’m really hoping that this comic is a joke comic, but something is telling me that it isn’t. I’m going to work on a re-draw but I have no idea where to even start. I can’t get past that…”nipple…armor”-stuff…its just terrifying. It almost makes me want to look up the comic in a shop sometime just to see if the rest of it is just as bad.
Something tells me that it’d be worse. 
(seems to be called Witches -n- Kittens and if that doesn’t scream fan boy fodder porn riddled comic book I don’t know what does ((edit: The series is actually called “Tarot” and yes, all the art is this bad, if not worse, Witches ‘n Kittens is a special Halloween issue)) )

That’s from Tarot (as I see you’ve realized in your edit.)  I generally am more picky if I post anything from Tarot because, it’s well… Tarot.  It’s an adult comic, so obviously no “WTF clothing” or anything, but that’s so bad that I have to post it. xD
(For the record, I actually do like Tarot for what it is.)
I Have No Words…

To be completely honest, I’m really hoping that this comic is a joke comic, but something is telling me that it isn’t. I’m going to work on a re-draw but I have no idea where to even start. I can’t get past that…”nipple…armor”-stuff…its just terrifying. It almost makes me want to look up the comic in a shop sometime just to see if the rest of it is just as bad.

Something tells me that it’d be worse. 

(seems to be called Witches -n- Kittens and if that doesn’t scream fan boy fodder porn riddled comic book I don’t know what does ((edit: The series is actually called “Tarot” and yes, all the art is this bad, if not worse, Witches ‘n Kittens is a special Halloween issue)) )

That’s from Tarot (as I see you’ve realized in your edit.)  I generally am more picky if I post anything from Tarot because, it’s well… Tarot.  It’s an adult comic, so obviously no “WTF clothing” or anything, but that’s so bad that I have to post it. xD

(For the record, I actually do like Tarot for what it is.)

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.

I think this picture is best viewed on a 56k modem.
Loading, loading… ooh she looks kinda mad… loading loading… ooh look at those boobies… loading loading… BAM!

I think this picture is best viewed on a 56k modem.

Loading, loading… ooh she looks kinda mad… loading loading… ooh look at those boobies… loading loading… BAM!

Ediebutt submitted:


Full frontal and rear — at the SAME TIME
I read manga online, and this series (Historys Strongest Disciple Kenichi) came up on the front page when I visited this morning. I googled it and discovered that it is FULL of these kinds of poses. This was one of the more ridiculous ones I found.


And there’s kinda cameltoe too!  Forget strongest disciple, this is one of the strongest boobs and butt poses I’ve seen.  I’m seriously impressed.
Full frontal and rear — at the SAME TIME

I read manga online, and this series (Historys Strongest Disciple Kenichi) came up on the front page when I visited this morning. I googled it and discovered that it is FULL of these kinds of poses. This was one of the more ridiculous ones I found.

And there’s kinda cameltoe too!  Forget strongest disciple, this is one of the strongest boobs and butt poses I’ve seen.  I’m seriously impressed.

Alex F submitted:


From the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary art book.

Alex F submitted:

From the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary art book.

greuh submitted:



Players dubbed it “the cameltoe of roleplaying”
When it was first out, this cover was dubbed by Exalted fans on rpg.net as the “cameltoe of roleplaying”. The worse thing, I think, is the “crotch perspective” intensified by the fact that all the statues around (look again, there are statues) seem to be looking at her butt…

Given how that fabric looks like paint over her breasts, maybe we should be impressed there’s as little detail as there is over her genitals.
Players dubbed it “the cameltoe of roleplaying”

When it was first out, this cover was dubbed by Exalted fans on rpg.net as the “cameltoe of roleplaying”. The worse thing, I think, is the “crotch perspective” intensified by the fact that all the statues around (look again, there are statues) seem to be looking at her butt…

Given how that fabric looks like paint over her breasts, maybe we should be impressed there’s as little detail as there is over her genitals.

mika-chuu-obsessions submitted:




I was browsing some Vanillaware news, and I came across this recent artwork by George Kamitani.  Granted, he always has done some ‘slightly’ outrageous poses for women, but this one really made me shake my head.  Her head is floating away, her spine is completely rubber, and I don’t want to know what’s going on with her lower half.  It makes the fact that she has ten arms seem normal.  



Edit: Thanks to people commenting.  This is apparently meant to be Durga, a Hindu goddess.

I was browsing some Vanillaware news, and I came across this recent artwork by George Kamitani.  Granted, he always has done some ‘slightly’ outrageous poses for women, but this one really made me shake my head.  Her head is floating away, her spine is completely rubber, and I don’t want to know what’s going on with her lower half.  It makes the fact that she has ten arms seem normal.  

Edit: Thanks to people commenting.  This is apparently meant to be Durga, a Hindu goddess.

sibauchi submitted:




This is a card/character named “Ray Spear, the Lone Noble Angel” from a TCG app game titled <Guardian Battle of Glory 栄光のガーディアンバトル>. She is one of the bonus cards given to the player at the beginning of the game, and is quite rare and powerful - but her left butt cheek got on my nerves so much that I can’t use her so often! I’ll be super generous and overlook the panties, but shouldn’t her left butt cheek be smaller than her right butt cheek? It got so that I ended up changing the “leader card (which also shows in your profile)” to another card. What’s more confusing is that in general, the illustrations of this game are quite decent (drawn by multiple artists, as is the norm for TCGs), so why does one of the first major cards feature a figure like this?  

sibauchi submitted:

This is a card/character named “Ray Spear, the Lone Noble Angel” from a TCG app game titled <Guardian Battle of Glory 栄光のガーディアンバトル>. She is one of the bonus cards given to the player at the beginning of the game, and is quite rare and powerful - but her left butt cheek got on my nerves so much that I can’t use her so often! I’ll be super generous and overlook the panties, but shouldn’t her left butt cheek be smaller than her right butt cheek? It got so that I ended up changing the “leader card (which also shows in your profile)” to another card. What’s more confusing is that in general, the illustrations of this game are quite decent (drawn by multiple artists, as is the norm for TCGs), so why does one of the first major cards feature a figure like this?