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, such as 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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Cover of the comic book Fathom, a dark haired woman in a short-sleeved red watersuit is on a surf board against a wave, her left leg is disconnected from her body and her right thigh has phased into the surf board with no place that her leg could be

She can't Fathom what's happening to her body

Leg and butt disconnecting from her body, other leg morphing into her surfboard, arms turning into noodles... this is the new X-Treme sport of acid surfing right?

(Cover of Fathom #10, Top Cow Productions/Image Comics)

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Cover of Switch #1, a brunette girl in a t-shirt and red jacket holding her hand up with the witchblade covering it

Witchblade reboot

Garret  submitted:

You may be aware of this but the oft featured comic Witchblade has been rebooted in a way that addresses many of the issues that plagued it previously and is now known as “Switch”

Raven clothed in strips of blue cloth as her clothing, one band across her gravity defying chest, one across her waist, and a very high cut thin thong covers her pelvic area, with arm sleeves and leggings in the same blue as strips with the occasional band

Ah, battle bandages

pawdle-wawdle submitted:

(From Titans [2008] Issue #2, DC Comics)

Is it better or worse if the character in question is aware of how poorly they’re drawn?