Jul 4, 2010

Escher in Comics: George Perez's Wonder Woman

Welcome to the first installment of Escher in Comics, in which we take a look at how some comics use MC Escher's artistic techniques! Click here for the archive!

For those of you not in the know, MC Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist that was known for tessellations, optical illusions, and mathematical pictures. One of his famous works was the 1953 piece known as Relativity, which played with the concept of the center of gravity:


Such effects were used in great length in George Perez's legendary run on Wonder Woman! For instance, here are the gods of Olympus in Wonder Woman #7:


Pretty cool! I suppose you could do this effect in a movie, but it would be very disorienting. Score one for comics!

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