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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Submitted by Deb Sens: Mary Jane sitting in a very awkward position!
Artists really need to learn that they can’t just shove legs anywhere they want on a female figure. XD

Submitted by Deb Sens: Mary Jane sitting in a very awkward position!

Artists really need to learn that they can’t just shove legs anywhere they want on a female figure. XD

This was drawn by the lovely and talented Spearhafoc who has graciously allowed me to share it with you! :D

This was drawn by the lovely and talented Spearhafoc who has graciously allowed me to share it with you! :D

Japanese scan

Usagizero submitted this:

I don’t know if it’s photoshop or what, but i came across this ad while looking at a Japanese magazine. Scared that they kind of make some of the drawn ones look healthy. 

When I and others say we want comic book heroines to look more like real people, I don’t think this is really the solution we had in mind.

Edit: To clear it up, yes it is photoshop.

Filby submitted:

Some more Wayne Reynolds wtf-ness. I didn’t know witches get non-euclidian anatomy as a class feature.

I want a skirt with a pocket for holding bones now…

Filby submitted:

Some more Wayne Reynolds wtf-ness. I didn’t know witches get non-euclidian anatomy as a class feature.

I want a skirt with a pocket for holding bones now…

SpazticCat submitted:

So, that WTF cover a few days ago? I pointed out the errors. I don’t have a tumblr, but I posted it on my deviantART account, so here’s the link, if you’re interested, since I don’t know how to send attached files to you. I’m a sequential art student at SCAD and these things just make me laugh/cry/want to pretend I’m not from earth.

http://spazticcat.deviantart.com/art/facepalm-266660626

I’ve included the picture for those without a DA account.  It’s under the cut because of somewhat NSFWness.  This is an excellent anatomy breakdown SpazticCat!  Awesome!

(This is the cover that the breakdown is of just in case people don’t know.)

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averagesparrow submitted:

I don’t even understand.
From New Mutants Vol 2, #11

I’m presuming that her exploding breasts are supposed to be because she’s changing, like male werewolves and male Hulks burst out of their clothes because their chests have expanded so much?  This reminds me of City of Heroes where the chest slider for men controlled how thick and wide your chest is but the chest slider for women controlled ONLY breast size. e_e

averagesparrow submitted:

I don’t even understand.

From New Mutants Vol 2, #11

I’m presuming that her exploding breasts are supposed to be because she’s changing, like male werewolves and male Hulks burst out of their clothes because their chests have expanded so much?  This reminds me of City of Heroes where the chest slider for men controlled how thick and wide your chest is but the chest slider for women controlled ONLY breast size. e_e

kaena007 submitted:


I don’t know if you take reblog requests, or non-american submissions, but I have this.
http://evachan.tumblr.com/post/12475260544
When I was a young girl, my mother bought me some Pokemon manga. The  image on the left was on the back of one of the volumes, as an  advertisement. It has bewildered me to this day. Now, don’t get me  wrong, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a really good series. But someday,  some glorious day, I am going to slap the character designer in the  face. This is why.
Also sorry if you got this submission before or something, my  internet crapped out so it may have gone through twice or three times D:

I take both reblog requests and submissions!  The only thing I don’t take is non-professional art (e.g. non-pro Deviant Art) and I try to avoid commissions because I have no idea if the artist was told “draw a woman with both her butt and boobs facing me” or “I like women who can be folded into a drawer”.  Otherwise, go for it.  I originally started this tumblr with the hope to also add in video game, manga and fantasy art, but it’s easier for me to find comic art, so that’s why the tumblr is mostly of that.
There are actually two EVA pictures (the other is of Rei), so click on the link if you want to see both.  I chose Asuka for this post because that one was the most egregious to me.  She looks like somebody just folded her like a napkin.

I don’t know if you take reblog requests, or non-american submissions, but I have this.

http://evachan.tumblr.com/post/12475260544

When I was a young girl, my mother bought me some Pokemon manga. The image on the left was on the back of one of the volumes, as an advertisement. It has bewildered me to this day. Now, don’t get me wrong, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a really good series. But someday, some glorious day, I am going to slap the character designer in the face. This is why.

Also sorry if you got this submission before or something, my internet crapped out so it may have gone through twice or three times D:

I take both reblog requests and submissions!  The only thing I don’t take is non-professional art (e.g. non-pro Deviant Art) and I try to avoid commissions because I have no idea if the artist was told “draw a woman with both her butt and boobs facing me” or “I like women who can be folded into a drawer”.  Otherwise, go for it.  I originally started this tumblr with the hope to also add in video game, manga and fantasy art, but it’s easier for me to find comic art, so that’s why the tumblr is mostly of that.

There are actually two EVA pictures (the other is of Rei), so click on the link if you want to see both.  I chose Asuka for this post because that one was the most egregious to me.  She looks like somebody just folded her like a napkin.

tofunaga submitted:

Found an Escher Dude. At first, I didn’t see  that the blue things were his pants. I thought his legs were hanging off  the bed or something.

He and Shi should make porn together.  Can you imagine the positions they could get into?

Found an Escher Dude. At first, I didn’t see that the blue things were his pants. I thought his legs were hanging off the bed or something.

He and Shi should make porn together.  Can you imagine the positions they could get into?

This is an alteration of the Phelps/Coughlin picture created by talesfromtheend:

 No you see, this is what women REALLY look like  in my lonesome fantasies

I thank you for fixing the picture for us!   Unfortunately, the evil feminist conspiracy photoshops a lot of pictures to keep the truth of how women really DO look (that brave heroes such as Silvestri, Churchill, Deodato, Liefeld and Campbell fight tooth and nail to bring us) from us and make reality more like their sexy hating standards.  We need brave photoshoppers like yourself and those who work in the fashion, advertising and everything else industries to keep fighting that good fight!

This is an alteration of the Phelps/Coughlin picture created by talesfromtheend:

No you see, this is what women REALLY look like in my lonesome fantasies

I thank you for fixing the picture for us!   Unfortunately, the evil feminist conspiracy photoshops a lot of pictures to keep the truth of how women really DO look (that brave heroes such as Silvestri, Churchill, Deodato, Liefeld and Campbell fight tooth and nail to bring us) from us and make reality more like their sexy hating standards.  We need brave photoshoppers like yourself and those who work in the fashion, advertising and everything else industries to keep fighting that good fight!

tofunaga submitted:

Hmmm, I’m pretty sure her lips are dislocated.

Presuming you meant “hips”, you would be correct. xD  Something looks seriously wrong down there.

Hmmm, I’m pretty sure her lips are dislocated.

Presuming you meant “hips”, you would be correct. xD  Something looks seriously wrong down there.