Escher lives in a future where women have few rights. “Studies” have shown that women aren’t as strong or intelligent as men. To be able to get a public education, all children are evaluated at the age of 5 and those deemed with potential are allowed to go to school.
Escher has been lucky to be born the son of a open-minded scientist father. He and the majority of the male population received enough early education to pass the evaluations. Women aren’t allowed to turn down sexual advances, and with contraception expensive and abortion illegal women are constantly pregnant.
The father of the child has the choice of taking in the child, but if they choose not to the women is forced to raise the child. Fathers are most likely to take in sons, and marriage is usually used to ‘own’ a women. Once a women is married she is no longer forced to accept other guys advances, and is just owned by her husband.
Escher’s parents are ‘odd’ since his father does truly care for his mom.
Over the years though less girls have been born every year, and Escher discovers he may have the key to what is going on. Between that and wanting to protect the girl he loves, despite his father forbidding him from having girlfriends, Escher’s life is about to get a whole lot more complicated.
The twist: Escher has been raised as a boy, but was born as a girl. His parents have lied to him and the world to give him a better life. Turns out that the female population isn’t getting smaller, girls are just disguising themselves as boys more and more each year.
Escher: Secretly likes cute things, but keeps it hidden so not to appear weak. Came home proud after getting in his first big fight. His father congratulated him with a sad look in his eye, and his mom sobbed, held him close calling him her little baby, especially after she realized the gash on his face would scar. Escher loves his parents even though he thinks they are a bit, odd. He is really smart and looks to be following in his father’s footsteps.
Vendela: She is one of the few girls in Escher’s school. She has wild frizzy hair and freckles, and a fairly large dark birthmark on her face. She is also on the curvy side. She gets bullied a lot, and taunted that since she is so unattractive she needs to try and be smart. (Not that they think she is all that smart anyway) Her and Escher often will sneak kisses when they are studying together.
Vendela is unaware as is Escher that Escher was born biologically female. Even after they both find out, they stay together.
So, a while a go I had this idea of taking what would otherwise be standard type dysopian stories and mixing them up. This idea is what sprang up. I don’t really plan on doing anything with it, but I felt like drawing something for it.
Drawing is my life and I honestly hope to be able to do something with it eventually but for now I just draw in my spare time. I'm a bit of a hermit, but mostly because I'm shy, or busy drawing. I'm easily intimitatied by artist who are younger then me and much better, but I try to improve and not dwell on it TOO much.|
Current Residence: a rusty hamster wheel