Charles Gray's blog of writing

Charles Gray's professional and not so professional writings

  • Catogory map.

  • Blog Stats

    • 4,926 hits
  • Twitter Updates

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • Archives

Writers and Boob Armor

Posted by Charles Gray on January 21, 2014

Tor Blogger EMILY ASHER-PERRIN presented a very good argument about why artists should retire “boob armor.”  The closely related “sexy armor” (which usually leaves huge parts of the female body open to injury, like the belly or thighs) should also go.  

For writers, this isn’t as big of an issue, since we’re free to design our own armor along more realistic, or at least less cheesecake-pandering styles.  However, it does mean that the cover should be designed to avoid appealing to the “boob armor” approach.  That can be difficult– much of the stock art out there is fairly blatantly designed for  a sexy appeal, but it is worth it. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: