Patch Work

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Patch Work
Photo: Peter Nowak
Vital Statistics
Hero Patch Work
Alias(es) Paul Willem
Identity Semi-public
Alter Ego Gary Ferguson
Category Crime Fighter, public servant
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA

41° 52' 32.02" N, 87° 37' 27.92" W

Status Active
Superhero Activity
Faction *P.A.T.C.H. (co-leader)
*United Earth Hopeforce
Affiliates Crusader Prime, Thread (fiancée)
Foes Apathy
Actions Outreach
Physical Description
Gender Male
Outfit Helmet, light body armor, patched up ragged clothing
Colors Gray, black, de-saturated earth tones
Symbol Torn piece of cloth w/ stitches
Equipment Walking stick, impact-resistant/smartphone-charging arm "cage," pepper spray, various concealed weapons
Abilities Martial arts, limited parkour, extensive weapons training

Patch Work is a Real Life Superhero, and is founder and co-leader of P.A.T.C.H. in Chicago. He has a penchant for working with little to no budget.


Patch Work has been active in the greater Chicago-land area since 2007. Before the formation of the current Chicago team, he was a member of the Greater Chicagoland SuperHero Initiative. After the collapse of that team Patch Work eventually rallied and assembled the existing heroes of the greater Chicago-land area and created P.A.T.C.H on January 22, 2013. [citation needed]

P.A.T.C.H. was featured on the front page of The Chicago Tribune on January 18, 2014. There is a documentary in production currently that details the team and its members.

Currently, Patch Work is co-leader of P.A.T.C.H., along with teammate Patrioteer.

On May 14, 2017, Patch Work announced that the new team name was Windy City Watchers, but on June 4 of the same year, he announced that "due to popular vote and public opinion" the name change was reversed.

Patch Work was in attendance at Project HOPE 2017 in San Diego.


"When I die, I am pretty sure my last words will not be 'I wish I had paid more attention to politics', or 'I wish I had paid closer attention to celebrity gossip', While paying attention to some things is important, it is more important to know what to pay attention to, and to keep in mind that generally what is being shouted at you in the media is generally a distraction from the things that are actually important."

"When you worry about what other people think of you, then you stop living objectively, and start living subjectively. At that point you are no longer living your life, but you are letting others decide how you will live. While sometimes appearances matter, it is more important to live how you want to. You will find that you are much happier, and you will live a much more fulfilled life."

"The definition of insanity may be the repetition of a singular action and the expectation of a different result, but I believe you can define someone as insane when they lack the ability to entertain and consider the idea that they may be wrong."

"There is a sort of irony in what I do. The more good I do, the more torn up I become. What I do is only temporary, a 'patch job' if you will. and the more patch jobs I do, the more torn up I become, and the more patches I must cover myself in to keep going"

"If I wished to be on TV I would dress nicer. I firmly believe that when I die, my greatest actions and accomplishments will die with me, never attributed to a single person, but instead to a mask. Please remember, anyone could have been Patch Work. It could have been you."


External Links

Chicago Tribune article

Patch Work ("Paul Willem") on Facebook

Patch Work on Twitter