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Batman -The Tailor
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Published: August 16, 2009
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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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Cador2004's avatar
Every time I read this story, I keep imagining Berstein's voice as Wayne Knight.
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morion87's avatar
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.
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CadaverCrafts|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Found this by accident and i love it so so much!!
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KaijuGuy19's avatar
It's a simple yet very well executed premise. :)
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PuellaPulchra100's avatar
That is so perfect! 
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Sharpman01's avatar
Sharpman01|Hobbyist General Artist
I feel this should have been a mini comic IN continuity with the main Batman comics. Like should be published.
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BlackSummerDreams's avatar
BlackSummerDreams|Student General Artist
I love this.
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bergerdiego's avatar
Buenísimo che!
Muy buena la historia y se completa muy bien con los cambios de cámara y la iluminación.
Me encantó.
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GrayLantern13's avatar
Damn, Bats must trust this guy 0.0
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Manoe-ManeEdited |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?
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ConnorCat's avatar
Very well done!
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nexorium2|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Phoenix-Fightmaster's avatar
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.
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FangirlTAK's avatar
^ this comment!! Yes I love this cool headcanon you've got going on
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jazzycane88|Professional Writer
I have always loved this comic!
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Peteman12's avatar
Peteman12|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm reminded of Leo Zelinski from Marvel.
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FantasyCrest|Student General Artist
This is amazing. 
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dodoooooo-hgrm's avatar
Your work is so awesome !!!
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Icarus-Chained's avatar
This was amazing and made me cry. Thank you so much.
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TheMelon93|Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this short story to pieces.
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FlameWhirlwind|Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome. Wish DC's stories did stuff like this more often
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Foxy-Knight|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
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StarWarsmaniac's avatar
I'm fairly certain most people (including myself) consider this canon to batman lore.
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sahinduezguen|Professional Digital Artist
Great storytelling. And a great example for Batman's philosophy, that everyone can do his part to help this city.
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