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Batman -The Tailor by TerminAitor Batman -The Tailor by TerminAitor
You asked for it.

So, while on vacation, I came up with this question: where do all the supervillains from comics get their customes from? One thing is to be one of the good guys and have help, but when you are an outlaw live is not easy, and it becomes harder if you have to mantain your image! Not everybody can sew, I can tell you!

So, from that idea came this fan-comic about the Dark Knight, done with a pencil and LOP (Loads Of Pattience). I hope you really like this, I sure had fun, and have other ideas in my head that may see the light...maybe on my next vacations. XD

EDIT: TaIlor, and not TaYlor, is the correct word as :iconm-i-n-k-k: noticed, so I tried to patch the drawing with photshop's clone tool, and corrected the text.
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SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wow. Just amazing.  I'd like to see this coloured, at Batman Animated style. Almost can hear Batman conforting the poor taylor. 
Sobre Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Exquisite work. 
Maruraba Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I remember reading this a good while ago. And it's still awesome.
Luna-Kit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
This was seriously amazing!
Danman22ful Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Truly amazing.
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
I love it
mistressshadows Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The joker looks here just perfect, and the story has been done so well!
Foxflower-Zorra Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!! This is definetely I'd love to read all the time!
Sondblast Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
This is... BRILIANT! I so love it. ^^
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool. It's always interesting to think about the little things, like the costumes. 
VientoErrante Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent story, I like it so much
shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Now that was just amazing.
Reminded me of the tailor in the Marvel universe though.
WDCain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
A fantastic comic that explains a lot.  Also kudos for not including a scene where the Tailor has to take the measurements of hottie villainiesses like Catwoman, Harley, & Poison Ivy.  Sure, it would have been humorous but it would have absolutely destroyed the somber tone of this comic.  Plus, the Tailor is a professional; so naturally he wouldn't be like that.
image-by-m Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Well done. Well done, indeed.
Rabbette Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Nice, very moody but also not without some dark humor too.

Not sure it was mentioned but there was a character in the Silver Age Flash comics who was a super villain tailor. Just a minor character who had most of the Rogues Gallery of the time in stock so they could buy off the rack. :)
ragdollfun Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Awesome! :D
tikatoka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
This is great :)
TerminAitor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Great read! Very well written and portraid in this style. Great work!
Jfmam Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
This is a great short story/comic. I don't know how many people look a the ordinary man in Gotham, but you've done a good job here.

About the end though, did he really see Batman's face? That'd have to be a pretty big risk, though I'm sure the tailor is trustworthy.
ToaTeku Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

Customer confidentiality, my friend ;)


Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic, I love it:)
JontheBear Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really great story and different. 
The-Spooky-Man Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant! :D
cakhost Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good! I get the feeling this could have made a great episode for the old 1990's cartoon!
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Made me tear up more then a little, and left a big smile on my face. :heart:
(The good kind, not the Joker kind ;) ).

This comic has everything, pathos, humor, great writing, great scares, twist ending.
Happy ending ^_^.
doctor3uk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Much better than anything in the mainstream comics for years.
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Agreed :thumbusup:
Pencilshade Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Dear TerminAitor,

This is a strip that I enjoyed very very much! Indeed, it could happen from a Batman short or TAS episode. The spirit, the style, the way it was told… everything in detail was just like from the series. I even had a voice for poor Mr. Bernstein, a very nice man with a mild-mannered, slightly high pitch scratchy voice, likable and very humble and proud of his work. And there I read the part of Batman with Kevin Conroy's voice, which made the it much more real. Please tell us more of those magnificant stories!

somewicked Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rinsley Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap.  Revealing his face and errythang.

This was an awesome read.
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I saw this on tumblr; it made me cry. Wonderfully done.
KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing and brilliant :)
Cosaco Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This should be a Batman TAS short.
That, was just amazing! more words left!
Malleys Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
BatWatch Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
i sheaded some tears just now :( :)
fullmoon106 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I loved this!
silverdragontommy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
oh my god... THIS.THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. I CAN JUST FEEL HEART IN THIS.the look of gotham. the original character name and design that doesnt sound like fanart. the beautiful looks of all known villains and heroes in gotham. i could really just read this at home or at school like a normal comic.
akaiLV Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
This is the second time I've read this comic and it still is just as powerful when I read it then. You did a wonderful job telling an interesting tale within a well known world. Good job.
ZPADZOMBIHUNTER12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
*Stands up from chair**claps*
RainbowDashOfCD Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice comic
RobertoAGM Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
left me speechless, you have an incredible talent for storytelling
DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I'm not sure what that image is on the right side of the final panel. Is that suppose to be a robin?
weian-cheng Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
love the story and the ending.
can I translate this comic into Chinese and share to my friends?
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Someone actually did a story once with a character like this.

Granted, it was just him, and he dealt with the job way better, and he also did gadgets, so the villains had some respect for him, so they're very different.

I like how Batman not only takes the time to help him, but give him the ultimate sign of and reason to trust him to keep protecting him, by letting him see who he is.
Owl-Publications Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is an amazing piece, and I'm sure you get this a lot, but I was wondering if you might be willing to let me ink and color this wonderful comic. All pieces will of course be linked back to you and all credit given. I am also willing to send you each piece before it is posted should you wish.

Let me know, and once again, absolutely brilliant!
TerminAitor Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Of course, as long as you give credit and link, like you said, be my guest! Don't worry, just let me know when you post it so I can fav it :) Thanks for asking
Owl-Publications Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank for letting me do this! I am really enjoying working on it. Here is the first portion [link] I am dividing it up a little bit differently (into panels of two or three depending) but I hope it still works.

Let me know what you think and any improvements you would like to see made!
Pumpkinshire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly Adorable Harley.

Oh yes, and the rest of this is amazing too.
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August 16, 2009
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