Escher Girls

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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 Filby

Wayne Reynolds is an artist I like very much, but he has issues with drawing women sometimes. Look at the sorceress - you shouldn’t be able to see her bust from behind, let alone on both sides of her torso.

Part of me wishes we could remove the title just to see what the rest of her body looks like.  Maybe you can see her belly button too!

Submitted by Filby

Wayne Reynolds is an artist I like very much, but he has issues with drawing women sometimes. Look at the sorceress - you shouldn’t be able to see her bust from behind, let alone on both sides of her torso.

Part of me wishes we could remove the title just to see what the rest of her body looks like.  Maybe you can see her belly button too!

Submitted by Filby:

More Wayne Reynolds badness. I swear he’s usually a better artist, but… look at the dark elf’s spine. Ow.

Submitted by Filby:

More Wayne Reynolds badness. I swear he’s usually a better artist, but… look at the dark elf’s spine. Ow.

Submitted by Filby:

Found this blindness-inducing little gem while browsing TV Tropes Wiki. Apparently from a very bad video game called “Pachinko Sexy Reaction 2” (http://www.digitalmonkeybox.com/pachinko_sexy_reaction_2.htm). Apologies in advance for any gastrointestinal upset this may cause.

It must really hurt to be punched in the face by your boob so hard you break your back.

Submitted by Filby:

Found this blindness-inducing little gem while browsing TV Tropes Wiki. Apparently from a very bad video game called “Pachinko Sexy Reaction 2” (http://www.digitalmonkeybox.com/pachinko_sexy_reaction_2.htm). Apologies in advance for any gastrointestinal upset this may cause.

It must really hurt to be punched in the face by your boob so hard you break your back.

Celebrenithil wrote:

Hello!

I’ve been wanteing to jump in the recent Tumblr trend of having male superheroes get a similar costume treatment than of their female peers, but then I discovered your awesome blog and I was inspired to go one step further.

If I may, I’d humbly present you Crimson Starwizard

Thanks a lot and hope keep up at this blog for a long time, it’s pure gold! :D

Thank you Celebrenithil!  I feel honoured to have inspired such awesome parody art! (I’m sure Deodato is blushing too)  And don’t worry, I still have a ton of images in my backlog to come.

And without further ado, here’s Celebrenithil’s hilariously awesome Crimson Starwizard:

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.

Vera sent this in:

This is a photo with my camera of a magazine in the doctor’s office. My first thought was… Emma Watson can do the butt and boobs pose! I checked online for similar photos and the closest I can find is http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2549732/emma-watson-mtv-movie-awards-2011-01/, so I now conclude that someone let one of your featured artists do the photoshopping.

At least we know it’s not Ian Churchill because her limbs still look human width (and her face still looks like a distinct woman), and it’s not Deodato because her legs don’t look like plasticine.  The rest of you, come stand in front of the class please.

Vera sent this in:

This is a photo with my camera of a magazine in the doctor’s office. My first thought was… Emma Watson can do the butt and boobs pose! I checked online for similar photos and the closest I can find is http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2549732/emma-watson-mtv-movie-awards-2011-01/, so I now conclude that someone let one of your featured artists do the photoshopping.

At least we know it’s not Ian Churchill because her limbs still look human width (and her face still looks like a distinct woman), and it’s not Deodato because her legs don’t look like plasticine.  The rest of you, come stand in front of the class please.

Zhinxy submitted:

Poor, wretched creature. All she does is scream “WHERE’S THE REST OF ME! DEAR GOD! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF ME!”  Day and night, till we sedate her for a few hours of rest. 

She requested the straight jacket herself. Apparently she believes that no more body parts can go missing if she keeps them “Locked up tight, yes, that’s right locked up tight so I can keep them, can’t I keep them, can’t I KEEP WHAT’S LEFT OF ME!”

Tragic. 

I guess this is the Elseworlds where Arkham’s a weight loss centre.