Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An experiment

Audience participation time! Below are four images from a comic book that you've probably never heard of. In the comments section below I want you to guess the age of this character, if you would please. On Friday I will reveal the actual answer.

And if by some amazing coincidence you are actually familiar with this comic, please no spoilers!




28 comments:

  1. 13? I am guessing low because the answer to this kind of question usually suprises the participants, but she seems 17/18.

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  2. My guess was going to be 14 for the reason stated above. Either that or 6 million years old for the same reason.

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  3. I will say 12 for the same reasons as above (though I suspect 14 is the answer).

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  4. I too was thinking 13.

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  5. wulfgar9:37 AM

    I guess I'll go 12 since lots have already taken 13, unless this like Price is Right, then I'll guess 1 day!!!!!

    So either 12 or 58

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  6. I'd have to say 18.

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  7. I'm going with 16. It was just my first guess, and I find that I second-guess myself too much, so I'm sticking with my first guess this time.

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  8. Low End Guess: 11.

    High End Guess: 45.

    Looks wise, she could pass as 14 or even 25 or a bit older.

    PS: My Word Verification mix was nwatmnt. Now that's a comic I would read.

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  9. Actually fourteen, drawn to look older.

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  10. First guess was 14.

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  11. I was going to go with 13. Seems like I'm not alone.

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  12. Korgoth1:02 PM

    Without trying to "game the question" (i.e. assuming you wouldn't ask unless it was something bizarre) I'd say about 25. I could go a little higher on that, but that's my guess.

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  13. Probably something obscene, like 10.

    Looks 14-ish.

    Possibly 25.

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  14. Anonymous2:35 PM

    1009, obviously.

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  15. Early 20s. I'll say 22. That's how she looks to me.

    Having said that: Knowing comics artists' general lack of ability to draw a female character as looking like anything other than a supermodel (and I say this as a comics artist), I suspect that Lisandro and company are correct in their estimation.

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  16. looks 21 or 22 to me

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  17. I'd say 23, but that's such an 1980's swimsuit she'd have to be at least 45 by now!

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  18. With women of 15-23 or so, it can be hard to guess their age on their looks alone - usually as soon as they talk you know. With a cartoon it's even harder. So I couldn't pin it down more narrowly than that 15-23.

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  19. Settembrini5:22 AM

    90. Remember the Chromebooks from Cyberpunk?

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  20. Since she only has normally developed breasts instead of the usual monster gazongas, I am guessing 11 to 13.

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  21. Fifteen years old.

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  22. wulfgar8:51 AM

    Putting age aside, she seems REALLY TALL. There's not much in the frames for reference, but I'd say at least around 6 ft or so. Which would be odd for a 12 year old...

    If she's a super heroine then I'd think she might even be 7ft tall.


    Can you reveal a height as well when you disclose the age Jeff?

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  23. They grow up fast these days. Try watching Gossip Girl someday and look for Taylor Momsen -- only 15, despite having seemingly impossibly long legs for that age.

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  24. Physically, she looks about 13 to 14, but I have seen some late bloomers before.

    I have to say, she look beautiful from a distances, but her face is something else - mostly her mouth! That mouth don't do her any justice. Her lips seem to push out to far to the right cheek. Otherwise, she rather cute.

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  25. She appears to be around 16. The image of a young woman playing on the beach is often associated with adolescence. But I am assuming that since her age is the question she is either extremely young or extremely old. Both present a question, either the artist can be accused of sexualizing young girls or that our society holds to a unrealistic demand that woman conform to a unattainable beauty myth as they age.

    Thats my rant for the day :)

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