Artist Imagines Superheroes as Pin-up Artists
You may have noticed that some of the GeekTyrant editors are really into pin-up art, especially geek heroines redrawn as pin-up models. There is actually a lot of behind the scenes debate at GeekTyrant about what is appropriate and what crosses the line into gross/offensive. Obviously, superheroines are sexy and powerful, and artists like to have fun with that. In this piece, artist Stephen Byrne takes a shot at the sometimes ridiculously over the top sexualization of female superheroes, wondering what it would look like “If Male Superheroes Were Treated Equally by Pin-up Artists.” He posted it to his Facebook page with a note:
I fear I may have gone too far this time.