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April 24, 2013
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Why Batman doesn't smile by Coffin-chan Why Batman doesn't smile by Coffin-chan
Well, I guess, the title pretty much says it all.
Seeing what horrible opponents (and allies!) Batman has to face every day, it's really no surprise he lost his jolly smile along the way.
This time I drew the outlines and then scanned them. Thanks to my scanner, they got a little crappy. Maybe I'll try something new next time.

I already have a few ideas for other pictures and/or strips. Mainly a (sort of?) continuation for this one, called "A day off", and something named "Falling ill at the watchtower". I'm not sure which one to draw to first. Or if I'll draw them at all. We'll see.

Any requests? Comments? Opinions? =3
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ragdollfun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
The JL are really a bunch of ingrates. :lol:
thelastdarkdawn Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Really? I thought it was a combination of his parents dying in front of him as a kid and being a single parent to a hyperactive acrobat, anti-hero with a gun and bomb infatuation, smart-ass genius, and trained child assassin. Though, compared to what the League seems to put him through, that DOES seem mild.
RazorVolare Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aww >^< Poor batz.
Sincity2100 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Q - Why Batman doesn't Smile?
A - BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN :iconbatmanplz:
Yellow-Sarah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Artist
This is AWESOME! When I saw this, I instantly thought "because he may be related to Kristen Stewert." XD
flash-gordonette Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fabulous! :D
Shiore-Hikaru Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
Man so true poor Batsy why do they gotta pick on hims so much :icononiontantrumplz:

Plus there's all the emotional crap he deals with in his own life no wonder he never smiles
Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. THIS! This is awesome and perfect and hilarious in all ways! I love it! You've done a fantastic job of reasoning behind WHY Batman never smiles in modern comic-pop culture as opposed to the campy Batman of the 50s. After all, the time difference between society then and now IS very different, and DC's been a bit more ruthless about picking on Bats as the years have gone by. I LOVE this comic. Also, your chibis are fantastic, and I adore this!
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