Focus on…Tim Sale

Tim Sale

Eisner award winner Tim Sale is a comic artist I’ve come to know through his recent fabulous Batman variants (see more below). At least that’s what I thought, however as nearly always with these things when I start to like an creator, I’ve dug a little deeper I’ve realised that in fact I’ve liked his stuff for years! Below is a mini bio and links to find out more about him.

Tim Sale, Photograph © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons
Tim Sale, Photograph © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Bio

Tim Sale was born May 1st 1956 in Ithaca, New York but grew up in Seattle. For two years he attended the University of Washington before then moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, as well as the comics workshop run by artist John Buscema. Before completing his studies he moved back to Seattle where he had only a limited involvement in the comic book world, most significantly helping his sister, Maggie, launch Grey Archer Press.

It was in 1983 that he first worked by inking “Myth Adventures” by the publisher Warp Graphics. This was followed in 1985 by producing the art for Thieves World, by Starblaze Graphics.

Thieves' World by Tim Sale
Thieves’ World by Tim Sale

He then began to accept more work and signed up with an agent which then led to convention appearances and it was at one convention in San Diego shortly afterwards that he was to meet Jeph Loeb, his regular collaborator over the next thirty plus years. together they have created classic series such as the clours series for Marvel Comics ( Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow, Captain America: White and Hulk: Gray), Batman: Haunted Knight, Batman : The Long Halloween and Catwoman: When in Rome. Their partnership has even spilled over into other media, for example the Loeb written series “Heroes” featured paintings from Sale – remember Isaac Mendez’s paintings?

Bibliography

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Sale_(artist)#Bibliography

Links

Official DC Comics Tim Sale page: http://www.dccomics.com/talent/tim-sale

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