Amazing artwork by British comic book artist Dave Taylor.
This is the artwork for page 2 of Batman: Shadow of the Bat issue #63.
This is the original artwork, not a copy or a reprint. Ink over graphite and blue pencil on official DC comic page board (227x430mm). There are various mark-up comments in the margins, the comic book info, Dave Taylor's signature and some taped registration marks in the top and bottom margins that have discoloured. The rear of the page is stamped with the official copyright stamp of DC comics 1997.
About the artist: British-born Dave Taylor became a pro comic book artist in 1989, working on Zorro for Marvel UK (which featured covers by the legendary Alex Toth). He worked on a number of projects while at Marvel including Force Works, featuring Iron Man, but was headhunted by DC to work with Matt Wagner on Batman: The Riddle Factory. This led to several Batman projects including working with Alan Grant on the Shadow Of The Bat series, designing Arkham Asylum for the "Bat Bible" and movies, Batman and Robin logos for the Warner Bros movie and more recently his collaboration with world-renowned graphic designer and Batman aficionado Chip Kidd on Batman: Death by Design, a New York Times bestseller (twice) After a short break from comics, working in the computer games industry, he returned with Judge Anderson: Big Robots for 2000AD, which he co-wrote with Alan Grant. Since then he has worked predominantly for 2000AD on numerous Judge Dredd stories and with Kenneth Niemand on the groundbreaking best-selling series Megatropolis.