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Legendary Comic Book Artist Tim Sale Passes Away at 66, Fans Pay Tribute

Incredible Batman comic book artist Tim Sale is no longer with us. He passed away at the age of 66. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the artist. Continue reading to know more about the cause of his death.

The news of Tim’s death was shared on his official Twitter account

On Thursday, an official statement was issued regarding Tim’s passing away. As per his Twitter account, he died at the age of 66 on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The post on his Twitter which has changed its name to “Remembering Tim Sale” also stated he left for the heavenly abode with the love of his life beside him.

The tweet read, “It’s with a heavy sadness that I must announce that Tim Sale passed away today. He passed with the love of his life beside him, and loves all of you very much. Please share photos and stories under this post, as we hope to share them with the community. ”

As of now, the cause of Tim’s death is not known. We must say he will always be remembered by his fans for his great work that influenced people in the field of films and television as well.

Last week, DC Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee stated Tim was not well

A week back, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee revealed that Tim Sale was not doing okay. At the time, he took to his Twitter and wrote, “I regret to share the very sad news that the legendary artist Tim Sale has been admitted to the hospital with severe health issues.”

Jim’s message was also retweeted by Tim’s partner Susan Bailey and last week she also said, she’d be “reading your replies to him to brighten his day. He’s in good spirits, despite everything.”

A little bit about Tim’s personal life

Sale was born on May 1, 1956 in Ithaca, New York, U.S. He was the son of Dorothy Young and Roger Sale, a literary critic. He spent a large majority of his childhood in Seattle, Washington. He and his family moved to Seattle when he was six years old.

Tim enrolled at the University of Washington for two years before moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts. He also went on to attend the comics workshop run by artist John Buscema. He returned to Seattle before graduating from SVA.

Tim began doing art and visuals for the series MythAdventures in the year 1983 and soon afterward, he started working on Thieves’ World. He also went on bag Eisner Award in 1999 in the “Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team” category.

Tim Sale was well-known for his collaborations with Jeph Loeb

Most of Tim’s work was in partnership with a writer named Jeph Loeb, who is better known for being a producer-writer on SmallvilleLostCommando, and Teen Wolf, and a writer and co-executive producer on Heroes and later EVP of Marvel Television.

The two of them created Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween SpecialsBatman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory which covered Batman’s early years, Superman for All Seasons and Catwoman: When in Rome.

For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you The Long Halloween has been considered an influence on Christopher Nolan’s Batman films and it looks like it’s a part of the DNA of Matt Reeves’ latest film The Batman.

When we talk about Marvel, Tim and Jeph joined hands together to produce the so-called “Color” comic books which consisted of Daredevil: YellowSpider-Man: BlueHulk: Gray and Captain America: White.

Marvel Entertainment & DC Comics paid tribute to Tim Sale today on Twitter

Marvel Entertainment made a heartfelt tribute to the iconic comic book artist, Tim Sale today. In their tweet, Marvel also talked about the color books.

The Entertainment company tweeted, “Tim Sale was a legendary artist who created comic book masterpieces across and beyond the industry. At Marvel, his Color series became stunning classics and remain just a glimpse at his acclaimed legacy.”

On the other hand, DC Comics’ tweet read, “Tim Sale was an incredible artist, whose take on iconic characters had real human depth, and his groundbreaking page designs changed the way an entire generation thinks about comic book storytelling.”

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Tim’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to the great artist on the social media platform Twitter.

One fan of the huge star wrote, “tim sales art and atmosphere in long halloween and dark victory or even in his personal work are some of the driving things that made me love these characters and these stories in the first place, may he rest in peace.”

Another user tweeted, “I discovered Tim Sales work in a back up story of Uncanny X-Men. His work on Spider-Man Blue and Batman: along Halloween made me a fan. There are some of my favorite Tim Sale pages. #timsale”

Followed by a user who penned, “Absolutely devastated hearing that the great Tim Sales passed not too long ago today. Devastating. As much as I loved the Long Halloween…it’s his Superman for me.”

One user tweeted, “R.I.P Tim Sales. your artwork on Batman and Spider-Man has contributed so much to me, especially having amazing art on the beautifully written story Spider-Man Blue. thank you for being such an inspiration for me when making art.”

Another user wrote, “Tim Sales work was some of the first I read and that got me into comics. I was able to meet him and he was an absolute gem. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Tim, for aspiring so many artists and for your work. Today hurts

These were a few reactions of the fans to the passing away of the brilliant artist. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Tim Sale during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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