Tim Sale, iconic Batman artist, dies at 66

Iconic Batman comic book artist Tim Sale died at the age of 66 on Thursday.

Sale had been admitted to the hospital in serious condition on June 13, after information shared by Jim Lee, also a DC comics artist (via CBR).

Continues after advertising

The artist’s official Twitter account mourns the death of the iconic comic book artist Batman: The Long Halloween. For a few years, he contributed to Jeph Loeb in the comics.

“It is with great sadness that I must announce that Tim Sale passed away today. He passed away with the love of his life by his side and he loves you all very much. Please share photos and stories in this post as we look forward to sharing them with the community.”

The cause of his death was not revealed.

Legendary Batman Artist

Tim Sale was born in Ithaca, New York, in the year 1956. He attended the School of Visual Arts, where he did a comic book workshop taught by John Buscema, Marvel artist.

In 1991, Sale was hired to draw a Batman miniseries, with a script by Jeph Loeb. The miniseries The Long Halloween is one of the most acclaimed of the hero, and came to win a direct sequel in Dark Victory a few years later, in 1999, in addition to an animation with Jensen Ackles.

In addition to DC, Sale was an artist at Marvel and was with Loev again in Spider-Man: Blue. He also did the art for the Superman – The Four Seasons comic, still for DC.

His last work, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of one of Batman’s most acclaimed stories, took place in 2021. He and Loeb returned for a special one-shot of Batman: The Long Halloween.

About the author

Leave a Comment