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Who was Tim Sale?

LEGENDARY comic book artist Tim Sale died Thursday at the age of 66.

Sale is best known for his work on Batman: The Long Halloween and Superman.Sale’s Twitter account announced the news Thursday afternoon.

He said: “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.

“He Share photos and stories in this post as we look forward to sharing them with the community.”


DC Comics remembered Sale in a statement also posted on Twitter.

The publisher called Sale an “incredible artist, whose take on iconic characters had real human depth.”

DC Comics also commented on Sale’s “innovative page layouts” because they “changed the way an entire generation thinks about comic book storytelling.”

“Our condolences go out to Tim’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed,” the statement concluded.

Causes of Death and Career

Richard Starkings, a British comics writer, took to social media to announce the death of his friend Sale.

He wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my closest friend and comrade in comics Tim Sale

“@ArtBySale passed away peacefully today, June 16.

“@DemSortie Susan Bailey, thank you for being the love of his life, he adored you.”

Sale’s death comes three days after DC creative director and publisher Jim Lee announced that the comic book writer was in the hospital.

On Monday, Lee tweeted, “Sorry to share the very sad news that legendary artist Tim Sale has been admitted to the hospital with serious health issues.

“Tim, I’m praying for you my friend. Stay strong and know that you and your incredible talent are loved and appreciated by your legions of fans around the world.”

Sale was born in Ithaca, New York, and eventually moved to Seattle, Washington, where he grew up, according to CBR.

He returned to New York and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts after attending the University of Washington.

At the School of Visual Arts, Sale took a comics workshop led by American comic book artist and Marvel legend John Buscema.

Sale returned to Seattle in the 1980s, later admitting that drawing comics is something he “has always wanted.”

He told Seattle P-I in 2008, “I’ve drawn my whole life. I got discouraged when I was 20 because the business was so New York-centric.”

“I was going to Golden Age Collectables, and a couple of guys said there were some publishers looking for more talent.

“That was in 1981, and that’s when I really started.”

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