When I first read this article I realized this is the story of my life. As an artist and a woman I am often disgusted when fetishized versions of the Superheroines I look up to worm their way into my life, the comics, and ultimately ruin the story. I am not asking for censorship or for these artists to stifle their creativity.
A common problem for cape comics is what is best termed an out-of-proportion amount of sexualized art. It probably has its roots in superheroes as a power fantasy for boys, and it follows logically, if a bit sadly, that women would be portrayed as the ideal sexual partner, rather than an objectively idealized character. Whatever the reason, we're mired in crappy sexualization.
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Hello, My name is Kirk Lindo. In addition to creating my own publications I am constantly illustrating drawings, sketches and commissions for my fans and friends around the world. I began doing this many years ago and every so often when I have enough images completed, I collect them into Sketch Books. Each book is Magazine Size 8.
Silhouette illustration of the portrait of a powerful superheroine looking at camera with a tough facial expression on abstract background. Comics style llustration of the portrait of a powerful superhero looking at camera with a tough facial expression. Black and white illustration of the portrait of a powerful masked superheroine looking at camera with a tough facial expression against white background for copy space.
In this series of illutrations, artist Lord Ingvard re-imagined various superheroines costumes to make them more functional. A few words from the artist:. At the very least, highly impractical.