Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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Chiropractors must do good business with female superheroes.

Chiropractors must do good business with female superheroes.

These artists act like they’ll never draw another woman again, and they must put boobs and butt in every pose.  Her thighs and hips take this weird detour then magically transition to fully-facing-us calves.  Swivel waist AND plasticine leg!
Plus, she’s going to trip on her own hair.

These artists act like they’ll never draw another woman again, and they must put boobs and butt in every pose.  Her thighs and hips take this weird detour then magically transition to fully-facing-us calves.  Swivel waist AND plasticine leg!

Plus, she’s going to trip on her own hair.

Poor Psylocke, she gets so abused by artists.  Here, it looks like somebody took a chunk out of her back, plus there’s that butt/boobs pose again… and where’s her other arm? xD

Poor Psylocke, she gets so abused by artists.  Here, it looks like somebody took a chunk out of her back, plus there’s that butt/boobs pose again… and where’s her other arm? xD

Okay, this is a twist on the ol’ butt and boobs pose.  Not only is she showing both, she’s also in a two-legged crouch balancing purely on the balls of her feet!

Okay, this is a twist on the ol’ butt and boobs pose.  Not only is she showing both, she’s also in a two-legged crouch balancing purely on the balls of her feet!

This is painful to try to do.  And apparently so painful that her breast has detached itself and is trying to run away.

This is painful to try to do.  And apparently so painful that her breast has detached itself and is trying to run away.

Look at the girl in black in the corner.

What are those 2 lumps on her chest?  I know the top one is one breast.  What’s the second one?  Also her back is twisted to face us, and so are her pelvis and legs!  Yet her waist is straight.  Double You Tee Eff!?

Look at the girl in black in the corner.

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What are those 2 lumps on her chest?  I know the top one is one breast.  What’s the second one?  Also her back is twisted to face us, and so are her pelvis and legs!  Yet her waist is straight.  Double You Tee Eff!?

What’s wrong with Invisible Woman’s lower half!?

What’s wrong with Invisible Woman’s lower half!?

No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

No matter how hard they tried, her legs just could not run away from her body.

The girl in the white nightie has a swivel waist.  Also, last panel: lollipop head!

The girl in the white nightie has a swivel waist.  Also, last panel: lollipop head!

Maybe you need 3-D glasses on to appreciate this.

Maybe you need 3-D glasses on to appreciate this.