Anonymous asked: What do you think about Mirage Studios alum Michael Dooney's work? I actually like the cheesecake pin-ups he does for con commissions even though I normally don't go for that sort of thing and the boob/butt stuff is minimal, even if they are really busty. His deviant account is doonboy. (They wouldn't let put the link in.) -not really anonymous, but a friend of Sonia's. :)
hobbittastic-art asked: This isn't a question, but this tumblr means the world to me. I can point to this tumblr and go, "This is what I've been saying!". It's spot on correct. Ladies can be sexy, just don't break their anatomy to do it. Not only do you correct it, but you often provide better covers/compositions. Thank you so much.
Anonymous asked: Was just thinking about your Harley redraw: "You know, anatomically it's now credible, from from a shooting technique POV it's still back in the boobs&butt zone". Shooting at hip level at ninety degrees off to one side? Oy... ;)
Anonymous asked: Is there a blog like this one for male anatomy? I mean, it's not just comic women being abused, there's a small amount of men who shouldn't be able to bend their arms with the muscles they've been given.
Escher Girls: How to do it properly →
eschergirls: space-pioneer submitted: Hi there, I’ve been enjoying the blog and I’ve worked my way down to about page 50, so I thought I would send along a picture that I think sheds some light on some of the problems you and your readers are bringing up with other artwork. This is the cover from Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories issue 155 by Carl Barks. The first thing you notice, of...
Boobs and Butts, the Photo Edition (FGS please... →
Found this thanks to priscellie back in Twitterland and it’s exactly the kind of thing that Needs To Be Said And Repeated until they freaking get it. Also, argh.
hellalara asked: What is your opinion on Marcus To's art?
Anonymous asked: I love your blog! I was wondering what do you think about Bruce Timm's art/work?
space-pioneer asked: Just wanted to clarify my other comment a bit. I was trying to say why I don't think the bad artists can be defended on the basis of style. Comic artists hype the sex because of the secondary market for original art and the fact that pinup poses fetch a higher price. So instead of doing a TnA pose when the story warrants, they do an entire book full of TnA. Comparing them to actual pinup...
joyeuse-noelle asked: Apropos your last post, it was not until I was in my early 20s that I realized that the drawing style for metallic, reflective objects - like the inappropriately-sexy robot woman - was actually meant to be "metallic" and "reflective" and not "surface with inexplicable squiggly lines all over it, like maybe it's marbled or something". I guess what I'm trying...
space-pioneer asked: Hi there, just wanted to add a bit to that the last comment you posted. I also greatly enjoy the criticisms of bad comic art here and elsewhere. To me though the problem is less that the artists are always sexing up the ladies as much as how bad they are at doing it. Try comparing the broken-spine women to some of Olivia's work for example. Unrealistic figures can work if they fit in with the...
eowyn-of-the-rohirrim asked: I just want to say, i just found your blog and I LOVE it. I love how you take these anatomically incorrect "sexy" comic book images, and turn them into these beautiful and dynamic still-shots. It is awesome to get to come here and see all of the corrected images, it helps me as a learning still-shot artist to learn how to use movement but at the same time not break my characters (both...
aelis asked: I really appreciate your taking the time to do this. You're clearly an experienced artist who knows human anatomy, and your "fixes" hit home stronger than any rhetorical argument. Since I was a kid I've struggled to express my anger about the pornification of women in the comic and video game industry, closed-off fields where women are denied their humanity, reduced to blow-up...
Anonymous asked: First of all, I love this blog - my friend toughlovemuse sent me here. My question is about the fathom fix - I totally agree with you about the spine, boobs, collarbone etc, but it seems to me like the action in the picture is totally different. In the first, it's a moment of stillness - she's just seen something that got her attention, and has stopped to look. In the second,...
Snafflewyrm: Black Cat Redraw →
eschergirls: snafflewyrm: For everyone who doesn’t know what the Esher Girls tumblr is (http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/) - it’s a fantastic little blog where the anatomy of female characters in comic books, which LOOKS right at first glance, is broken down to show its crazy (usually spine breaking) ridiculousness. This is the original image I chose to redraw: Here are the two main physical...
eschergirls: thebottled submitted: I’ve wanted to do one of these redraw/fix posts since watching this blog. I am not an anatomy expert but I couldn’t…I just… something had to be done. First, to clear the air, the beast is grabbing her arm in the original not her body. After connecting her torso with her waist I can understand how some might have thought she was being squeezed to death. ...
andersonrandom asked: One of the arguments that came up when I was discussing how female figures were over-sexualized in comics with my friends was how a woman who was supposed to be a "strong female character" is depicted in such provocative posing, costume and attitude that it sort of takes away from the character's personality. "No, it's part of who she is. She's supposed to be sexual...
CAUSE SHE'S A NINJA
blamerades said: I just wanted to share this image with you - - from a recent issue of Marvel’s Generation Hope, and maybe get your thoughts. The pose is…it’s something special. Yes, it is, and it has been posted before in Eschergirls and even tackled by Toxicnotebook here at Lesstitsnass. This pose is wrong on so many levels it’s not even funny. Heck, it even got...
seithon asked: Had a discussion with an american friend the other night. I'm starting to come to the realization that you can't seem to put romance or sexual content in something in american without just dropping it straight into the porn category. Sexual or sensual characters in comic books are written about as well as characters from a porn film it seems :/ What's your opinion on this?
eclode asked: My comic teacher and i had a couple-o arguments regarding women in comics. "You need to SELL your future comics", he kept saying. "You'll draw for people who will BUY it [tits and asses]" No, I told him, I won't. One day, I'm going to draw for people who will appreciate my story and my style. Who will think of my fem characters as of people, not objects. He...
The Photoshop King and I
eschergirls: basementtroll submitted: Her lower body was running away from her rubber arm, so I fixed her in Photoshop. Just ignore the bits where I was too lazy to make my changes seamless. By the way, her leg is thicker because I didn’t bother keeping it slim when I was shifting stuff around with the warp transformation tool. Wow. Those small changes make a huge difference. Of course,...
I love eschergirls with much love. Just so you... →
April starts in such a lovely way over there.
Anonymous asked: Hey there, I'm a fan but not a tumblr user or even into US-style mainstream comics at all. I just come here to laugh at / dig the images. Re: Bleez, I first learned of her over at Eschergirls and had to find a character bio to find out what was up with the extremely silly costume. I have a hard time relating to any supers at all, and her story is as silly as they come - except that her entire...
utopiangem asked: Just want to thank you for running a quality redraw blog. And for being a friendly person to boot.