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David Jablow’s Doodles Subvert Sexy Tropes, Create Awesome Characters

The mad libs of objectification: solved!


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Women of mid-twentieth century “doodle pads” were placed in provocative and often-fetishized poses so they could be further sexualized via sketching, but artist David Jablow sees the figures as a template for so much more. The only ass that matters to the women of Jablow’s doodles is bad-assery, and these characters have it in spades. To see Jablow build more interesting characters and worlds from a one-dimensional prompt, head to the artist’s Flickr.

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