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Female Cartoonists on Drawing Their Bodies

Solo by Hope LarsonThe fight for better representation of the female form in comics is ongoing battle. For every Ms. Marvel Kamala Kahn, we find at least one Teen Titans Wonder Girl.

At Buzzfeed, Kristin Radtke asked 23 female cartoonists to draw their own bodies and share their thoughts on the matter. The result is a thoughtful exhibition by well-known artists such as Hope Larson, Ariel Schrag and Erika Moen.

Not surprisingly, one of the recurring themes is showing female bodies in every day situations by reducing the sexualized images that are commonly associated with the medium.

Anya Ulinich sums it up perfectly. “I look forward to the time when honest depictions of women’s bodies are a normal thing to look at, instead of some kind of statement.”