Escher Girls

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Amalgam’s Assassins #1

boomerbomb submitted:

Being a fan of Amalgam and find this for 25 cents, I picked it up. Today while I was looking at it, I was happy to find I might finally have something to submit to this blog.

For the one of the right, I don’t know what’s going on with her hips. The anatomy just seems wrong, but I’m not a professional artist (might just be the bizarre costume throwing me off). Still, I tried to put myself in that post and it HURT and I don’t think I copied it correctly.

Not quite sure WHAT is going on with the one of the left, as it’s too dark. Her body seems to suddenly shrinks at the waste though. The also both have the super curved spine to jut out their butt as much as possible.

I think I see why the title is “ASS-ASS-ins” now though…

They sure did manage to become an amalgam of a bunch of Escher Girl issues.

kitschy-chiroptera:

eschergirls:

That is one vacuum sealed metal suit.  And it appears to be destroying her legs.  One is missing, the other seems… odd.

No no no, her leg isn’t missing. You’re looking at it all wrong.

You’ve seen comics, you know women’s legs are fully capable of doing this.

You win.

kitschy-chiroptera:

eschergirls:

That is one vacuum sealed metal suit.  And it appears to be destroying her legs.  One is missing, the other seems… odd.

No no no, her leg isn’t missing. You’re looking at it all wrong.

You’ve seen comics, you know women’s legs are fully capable of doing this.

You win.

One of Galileo’s lesser known experiments was proving that in a vacuum, two Escher Girls would fall at the same rate regardless of how much clingy metal one is wearing.

One of Galileo’s lesser known experiments was proving that in a vacuum, two Escher Girls would fall at the same rate regardless of how much clingy metal one is wearing.

Mike Oliver submitted:

Just poking around Indy Planet to see what’s up, and I found this…interesting cover art.  The poses are not impossible and the anatomy is pretty solid except for that one thumb, but the body-paint costumes and high-heeled ice skates made me groan.  High-heeled ice skates?  How does that even make sense?  And the description says The Skater has green hair, but the purposefully old-school coloring of Champions means that her hair mostly reads as blond.  And she’s moaning.
http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=6174
Oh, yeah, and the gratuitous porny posing, that was pretty groan worthy as well.

Now coming to an arena near you: Cameltoe on Skates!  The touching story of one girl’s quest to find better fitting clothes, set to the musical genius of Mozart.

Mike Oliver submitted:

Just poking around Indy Planet to see what’s up, and I found this…interesting cover art.  The poses are not impossible and the anatomy is pretty solid except for that one thumb, but the body-paint costumes and high-heeled ice skates made me groan.  High-heeled ice skates?  How does that even make sense?  And the description says The Skater has green hair, but the purposefully old-school coloring of Champions means that her hair mostly reads as blond.  And she’s moaning.

http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=6174

Oh, yeah, and the gratuitous porny posing, that was pretty groan worthy as well.

Now coming to an arena near you: Cameltoe on Skates!  The touching story of one girl’s quest to find better fitting clothes, set to the musical genius of Mozart.

hinakoumori submitted:

Poor spineless Rei. I would’ve thought there was quality control for figurines but…guess not?

Are those her nipples popping out of her suit?

hinakoumori submitted:

Poor spineless Rei. I would’ve thought there was quality control for figurines but…guess not?

Are those her nipples popping out of her suit?

grandaeonsodine submitted:

So this is from a manga called Gantz.  I just wanna know how the girl (on the right) functions.  I know they’re already dead and stuff, but ouch.  It looks like she’s holding herself together! D:

"Help my butt is trying to steal my legs and escape!"

grandaeonsodine submitted:

So this is from a manga called Gantz.  I just wanna know how the girl (on the right) functions.  I know they’re already dead and stuff, but ouch.  It looks like she’s holding herself together! D:

"Help my butt is trying to steal my legs and escape!"

It looks like the rain is so slippery, her leg is slipping out from under her.

It looks like the rain is so slippery, her leg is slipping out from under her.

sprodingseacreature submitted:


"Gainaxing"
Please tell me I’m not the only one disturbed by this.You should totally make a “boob sock” tag and a “back breaking breasts” tag.

They look like little creatures.
"Gainaxing"

Please tell me I’m not the only one disturbed by this.

You should totally make a “boob sock” tag and a “back breaking breasts” tag.

They look like little creatures.

curlicuetruth submitted:

Since you’re posting physics-fail boobs lately… this scene from High School of the Dead is pretty much the ultimate example.  Bullet dodging boobs! Really bizarre boob-ripple syndrome! (Seriously, are those supposed to be water balloons or amoebas or what?)

Anyway, I think having boobs that are faster than a speeding bullet should be added to the EscherGirl superpower list.

"Do not try to bend the boobs.  That is impossible.  Instead… only realize the truth.  That it is not the boobs that bend, it is only yourself."

confettistan submitted:

Jessica should be terrified

Everybody should be terrified.

confettistan submitted:

Jessica should be terrified


Everybody should be terrified.