Gender-switched art seems to be very popular these days, as with the gender-swapped JLA and Avengers. Well, over at Escher Girls, webcomic creator Shobana ‘Bob’ Appavu (Demon of the Underground) served up this gender-swapped Avengelyne/Shi cover.
I decided to whip this up after browsing through your blog today… I wanted to see what it would look like if the two characters with such ridiculous poses and outfits were male. Just as I suspected, drawing this made me feel *dirty.* I love tasteful male nudes, but drawing this felt very uncomfortable and sexist. I wonder if/how these male artists can draw females like this and not feel anything out of the ordinary.
Actually, we were under the impression that guys who drew sexy girl covers ENJOYED drawing them. What do you think?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.