cryoftheancients asked: I love this blog. One of the main reasons I read manga and indie comics more than mainstream or superhero is it's easier to find examples of the former realizing comics are a visual storytelling medium than the latter. A lot of that has to do with the latter sacrificing visual storytelling for a gratuitous pin-up with pages of dialogue. They also don't realize women are sexiest when...
Calling for Suggestions and Submissions!
I’ve been really busy in April with the April Drawing Challenge (which was great, by the way, lots of participation and awesome art!), with commissions, and with a few comic projects, so I haven’t spent much time looking for comics to fix. Do you guys have any suggestions? I’ll gladly take them! Just use the “submit your own edits” link on the right to send me a...
pondicherry-baby asked: It's frustrating that when I bring this up a lot of my male friends accuse me of being pedantic, but the minute I draw a half naked man (with, to the best of my ability, correct anatomy) they can get quite offended at their sex being objectified. Keep screaming this from the rooftops - you are awesome<333
Your responses to the latest post
You guys! I sincerely did not expect the five replies I got in my asks after I posted my reply. Instead of answering them all individually because some could get the same answer over and over, I decided to do it in one post. Okay, first of all, thanks for the support on the excuse of “style”. astrail pretty much sums up what the Style post is about, and I know Liefeld’s...
canoftoast asked: Hey, love the stuff your doing on the More Kickin' Ass blog. Rather than anatomy issues, I have a question about story writing for a female lead character. I am trying to flesh out the lead heroine of my story, but I want her to overcome a personal issue through the narrative of the plot. (i.e: In order to fly, she must overcome her fear of heights. Not that exactly but thats the jist.) Any...
orobasart asked: I'm all 100% for less sexism in comics, but honestly I fined your editing comic art a bit pedantic. This stuff is meant to be stylized and most of your editing seems to suck the life out of the art you are critiquing. Sometimes physics, anatomy and physiology just don't matter, it's all about the feeling the work conveys. I'm not a fan of Rob Liefeld's drawing of tiny...
She may have killed her opponents but the deadly...
eschergirls: basementtroll submitted: Not only am I an expert shopper of demon king book covers, I can also draw. The original: What’s happening: What I think should be happening: What she should be wearing: You get so many bonus points for the Hazmat suit joke. :D So many bonus points indeed. Much laughs from my end. :D
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.