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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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morion87 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
Makes so much sense. Gotham has to have somebody who does this. Though I guess Alfred was too busy for Batman.

I always thought he did any work.
CadaverCrafts Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Found this by accident and i love it so so much!!
KaijuGuy19 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
It's a simple yet very well executed premise. :)
PuellaPulchra100 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Writer
That is so perfect! 
Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel this should have been a mini comic IN continuity with the main Batman comics. Like should be published.
BlackSummerDreams Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Student General Artist
I love this.
bergerdiego Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Buenísimo che!
Muy buena la historia y se completa muy bien con los cambios de cámara y la iluminación.
Me encantó.
GrayLantern13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Damn, Bats must trust this guy 0.0
Manoe-Mane Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome ! I'm not specially fan of batman to be honnest, but I love those kinde of stories! Beside, the drawing style is on point and very elegant. I like that in the end, Bruce didn't mind showing him is face.

I was wondering if you'd allow me to translate it in french? I have a few batman fans in my family but they don't read english. Since I don't want to just repost your art, maybe I could download it, translate and send it back to you, so you could have it on your page?
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Very well done!
nexorium2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phoenix-Fightmaster Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist
I like to think that Batman's solution to the whole thing was to convince the villains that fucking with the guy who makes your costumes is a really, really bad idea, so the next time they need work done, they're more respectful.
When you're a villain, you see a lot of action. You take hits. You run and jump around a lot. You might need to improvise tools from your clothing. And when that happens, one bad stitch, one weak section, one piece of carelessness can be the difference between life and death. Berstein isn't cruel enough to rig their clothing to do that, but every last one of these guys and gals have had One Bad Day that pushed them too far. They should be afraid of giving their tailor one.

After this ordeal, I like to think that Penguin still shops here, but leaves big tips and doesn't scowl so much. Croc is less touchy-feely, and Hatter is less... detailed about why he wants his dresses this way or that.

Joker's still banned outright though, so Harley has to do his clothes-shopping.
FangirlTAK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
^ this comment!! Yes I love this cool headcanon you've got going on
jazzycane88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional Writer
I have always loved this comic!
Peteman12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm reminded of Leo Zelinski from Marvel.
FantasyCrest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student General Artist
This is amazing. 
dodoooooo-hgrm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Your work is so awesome !!!
Icarus-Chained Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
This was amazing and made me cry. Thank you so much.
TheMelon93 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this short story to pieces.
FlameWhirlwind Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome. Wish DC's stories did stuff like this more often
Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student Writer
This is the comic which made me watch you, this broke my heart in the best way possible and I just love it to pieces. I want to buy it so I can read it every day
StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
I'm fairly certain most people (including myself) consider this canon to batman lore.
sahinduezguen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great storytelling. And a great example for Batman's philosophy, that everyone can do his part to help this city.
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
ShadowtheCartoonist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital 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. 
Kenilem Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital 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.
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