We got a big response to my last piece on sexualization in superhero art, and I’m back today with another look at the same premise: that comics art tells a story, and on a certain level, you can judge it according to how well it tells the story it’s trying to tell. This week, we’re going to compare and contrast how a female character is depicted in cape comics, what stories are being told by the art, and how effective different artists and styles are at telling those stories. Specifically, we’re comparing Greg Land drawing Psylocke in Uncanny X-Men #5 from 2012 and Jerome Opeña drawing Psylocke in Uncanny X-Force #4, from early 2011.

I’m actually preparing a post about this subject, acting in comics. Of course, given that the first subject is Greg Land and the man can’t draw an original pose from his mind without copying it from somewhere, this was no big competition. Still, well worth a read for anyone who wants to understand the idea of story expression through drawing. 



Ok so April and I have been seeing all these COMPLAINTS about how “unrealistic” and “sexist” comic books are in the way they portray women and their bodies.

WELL we have decided that you are all crazy feminists and there is nothing wrong with how women are drawn in comic books.

So to prove this we have decided to show you that not only are women portrayed realistically in comics, but we do most of these so called “impossible” and “ridiculous” poses on a daily basis just by naturally going about our buisness. 

And if THIS doesn’t convince you, just wait ‘til next week! We plan to post a new picture each Wednesday and friday. And if you think that this is some sort of joke or that this is not how we perform tasks on a daily basis, then fuck you! You don’t know our lives.

We DEFY you to find a pose that we don’t do on normal, average day…..come at us bro! 

This is awesome and hilarious!  And I love just how ridiculous the pose looks as a real every-day poses (or even a fighting pose).