Legendary Batman Artist Passes Away At Age 66
Legendary comic artist Tim Sale passed away at age 66. Sale worked many years in the comic industry and had his hand in illustrating many characters but was best known for his work on Batman: The Long Halloween. The comic book series is regarded among one of the most significant entries in the Batman universe and recently served as inspiration for Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman.
The news came from Sale’s social media account announcing to fans that he passed away. The news comes shortly after Jim Lee had taken to social media to announce of Sale’s hospitalization. The full post 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.”
Sale’s long and incredible career led to his work with Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, and Harris Comics. Many of his projects included collaborations with writer Jeph Loeb which led them to bring many entries into The Long Halloween including Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in Rome, Batman: Haunted Knight, and most recently Batman: The Long Halloween Special.
Sale brought to life many entries in some of our favorite universes and collaborated with some notable talents to bring series that will stand any age of time. Sale earned multiple Eisner Awards during his career and will be incredibly missed by many.
Our condolences go out to Sales’ family, friends, and fans.
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