Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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The picture that inspired this tumblr. This is an incredibly awkward fight. However, we do get an excellent shot of Supergirl’s thighs and breasts though, which somehow I suspect is the point. xD

The picture that inspired this tumblr. This is an incredibly awkward fight. However, we do get an excellent shot of Supergirl’s thighs and breasts though, which somehow I suspect is the point. xD

Another Supergirl/Powergirl fight, another broken spine!  This is even worse. xD  It looks like her top and bottom came from 2 different pictures!

Another Supergirl/Powergirl fight, another broken spine!  This is even worse. xD  It looks like her top and bottom came from 2 different pictures!

Psylocke in the sadly-all-too-common spine-breaking breasts and butt pose.  Have these artists ever seen a real woman? xD

Psylocke in the sadly-all-too-common spine-breaking breasts and butt pose.  Have these artists ever seen a real woman? xD

From @AmeliaMangan
OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Also there’s a laser beam RIGHT IN BETWEEN HER ARM AND LEG!  How did that get there!? xD

From @AmeliaMangan

OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Also there’s a laser beam RIGHT IN BETWEEN HER ARM AND LEG!  How did that get there!? xD

This looks impossible if you focus on her spine curve… but the front part of her (belly to crotch) looks okay.  My brain hurts just trying to sort this picture out!

This looks impossible if you focus on her spine curve… but the front part of her (belly to crotch) looks okay.  My brain hurts just trying to sort this picture out!

This looks okay at first, but when you start looking at the blonde girl more (click to see the larger version), you begin to realize something is really wrong with her body!  Her chest and head are coming at you, then her body makes a strange detour diagonally and then detours back so her legs are coming at you.  Her spine would have to be an S!  This being Churchill, I suspect it’s to show her butt and hip curve.
Also Dove (the girl in blue) seems to have dislocated her hip (again so we can see the precious precious butt curve).
Like an Escher painting, at first it looks okay, but when you really start looking at it, you go WTF? xD

This looks okay at first, but when you start looking at the blonde girl more (click to see the larger version), you begin to realize something is really wrong with her body!  Her chest and head are coming at you, then her body makes a strange detour diagonally and then detours back so her legs are coming at you.  Her spine would have to be an S!  This being Churchill, I suspect it’s to show her butt and hip curve.

Also Dove (the girl in blue) seems to have dislocated her hip (again so we can see the precious precious butt curve).

Like an Escher painting, at first it looks okay, but when you really start looking at it, you go WTF? xD

How is Poison Ivy’s leg connected to her body at all in that picture!? 

How is Poison Ivy’s leg connected to her body at all in that picture!? 

Again from Gotham City Sirens.  Is there some evil spirit that claims the souls of comic artists if they do not show some ass or boob in every panel?

Again from Gotham City Sirens.  Is there some evil spirit that claims the souls of comic artists if they do not show some ass or boob in every panel?

Look at Kara’s right hip… how is her leg bending like that!?  (note to artists: Don’t draw a skirt hanging on the hips if you don’t know how to draw hips at 90 degrees)

Look at Kara’s right hip… how is her leg bending like that!?  (note to artists: Don’t draw a skirt hanging on the hips if you don’t know how to draw hips at 90 degrees)

Ouch.  SPINES DON’T WORK THAT WAY! (neither do lesbians)

Ouch.  SPINES DON’T WORK THAT WAY! (neither do lesbians)