Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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It’s Snakewoman!  (She’s clearly just pretending to be human using false legs.  I mean, look at those toes!)

It’s Snakewoman!  (She’s clearly just pretending to be human using false legs.  I mean, look at those toes!)

Watch out Elektra!  She can unhinge her jaw to swallow you whole!

Watch out Elektra!  She can unhinge her jaw to swallow you whole!

Maybe these artists would be happier if they could just draw snakes?

Maybe these artists would be happier if they could just draw snakes?

I think the artist was drawing them standing up hugging, realized that the panel didn’t have enough space… and then things got weird.

I think the artist was drawing them standing up hugging, realized that the panel didn’t have enough space… and then things got weird.

I have had it with these motherfucking snakes in my motherfucking comics!

I have had it with these motherfucking snakes in my motherfucking comics!

I think this is less of an Escher Girl than a Frankenstein Girl.

I think this is less of an Escher Girl than a Frankenstein Girl.

She should turn back into fog and try re-forming into a woman again.  Practice makes perfect!

She should turn back into fog and try re-forming into a woman again.  Practice makes perfect!

I guess after drawing their breasts the artist lost motivation, because everything from Witchblade’s armpit down is wrong: her torso, her crotchleg, Elektra’s displaced calves. 

I guess after drawing their breasts the artist lost motivation, because everything from Witchblade’s armpit down is wrong: her torso, her crotchleg, Elektra’s displaced calves. 

The spine is so wrong it makes the oddly connected leg look normal by comparison.

The spine is so wrong it makes the oddly connected leg look normal by comparison.

And this is why you can’t escape snakes by being off the ground.  Snakes can fly.

And this is why you can’t escape snakes by being off the ground.  Snakes can fly.