:: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 ::
A Bone For Kiyoshi
As a treat for our local comic book fanboy, here's a post by Teresa Nielsen Hayden on the depiction of the female form in comic book art.
What you have to understand is that the breasts you see in comics are made of styrofoam, which is why they're pretty much the same from one female character to another, don't affect the wearer's center of gravity, and don't change shape under acceleration. Unless they're built into the costume, the styro-tits are worn in a sort of tight-fitting flesh-colored stretch halter thingy.Needless to say, it's an interesting read.
Anyway, what sometimes happens is that the artist's mind will wander, and their hindbrain (which had human anatomy drilled into it, way back in art school) will try to put a normal human breast into a normal position, underneath the stretch halter with its styrofoam prostheses.
APPEALING TO WIDER AUDIENCES: The comment thread for the aforemention post has since devolved into a discussion of Roman military history. I kid you not.
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