Tim Sale (artist)
Sale at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
May 1, 1956 |
Ithaca, New York
Tim Sale was born on May 1, 1956 in Ithaca, New York, but spent most of his early life in Seattle, Washington, having moved there with his family at age six. He attended the University of Washington for two years before moving to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts, as well as the comics workshop run by artist John Buscema. Before he graduated from SVA, Sale returned to Seattle.
The body of Sale's comics work has been with collaborator Jeph Loeb. The duo, credited in their comics as 'storytellers', produced popular work such as the "Year 1"-centered Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, as well as Superman for All Seasons and Catwoman: When in Rome. At Marvel Comics, the team has produced the so-called 'color' books for starring characters such as Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, and Hulk: Grey. With Darwyn Cooke, Sale launched the Superman Confidential series in 2007.
Tim Sale worked on artwork for the television program Heroes, on which Sale's frequent collaborator Jeph Loeb served as a writer and producer. Sale's artwork appeared in the show as the work of the precognitive artist Isaac Mendez, as well as other artists on the show. Additionally, the font used throughout the show in the various captions and credits was created by Sale and was based on his handwriting style.
Sale lives in Seattle, Washington.
- Billi 99 (with Sarah Byam)
- Grendel (with Matt Wagner)
- Deathblow (with Jim Lee and Brandon Choi)
- Superman Confidential [aka "Superman: Kryptonite"] (with Darwyn Cooke)
- Tim Sale: Black And White Hardcover (Active Images, 2004); Revised and Expanded Edition (Image Comics, 2008). An art and career retrospective of Tim Sale. By Richard Starkings and John "JG" Roshell, with Tim Sale.
- With Jeph Loeb
- Challengers of the Unknown Must Die! collects Challengers of the Unknown #1-8 (March 1991–Oct. 1991), DC Comics, trade paperback 224 pages, October 2004, ISBN 978-1401203740
- Batman: Haunted Knight collects Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 (Dec. 1993), Batman: Madness A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 (1994), and Batman: Ghosts Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 (1995), DC Comics, trade paperback 192 pages, September 1996, ISBN 978-1563892738
- Wolverine & Gambit: Victims collects Wolverine/Gambit: Victims #1-4 (Sept.–Dec. 1995), Marvel Comics, hardcover 112 pages, November 2009, ISBN 978-0785138020; trade paperback March 2013, ISBN 978-0785167174
- Batman: The Long Halloween collects Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13 (Dec. 1996–Dec. 1997), DC Comics, hardcover 369 pages, February 1999, ISBN 978-1563894275; trade paperback October 2011, ISBN 978-1401232597
- Superman For All Seasons collects Superman For All Seasons #1-4 (Sept.–Dec. 1998), DC Comics, hardcover 208 pages, October 1999, ISBN 978-1563895289; trade paperback October 2002, ISBN 978-1563895296
- Batman: Dark Victory collects Batman: Dark Victory #1-13 (Dec. 1999–Dec. 2000), DC Comics, hardcover 408 pages, May 2012, ISBN 978-1401235109; trade paperback 392 pages, October 2002, ISBN 978-1563898686
- Daredevil: Yellow collects Daredevil: Yellow #1-6 (Aug. 2001–Jan. 2002), Marvel Comics, hardcover 160 pages, July 2002, ISBN 978-0785108405; trade paperback July 2011, ISBN 978-0785109693
- Spider-Man: Blue collects Spider-Man: Blue #1-6 (July 2002–April 2003), Marvel Comics, hardcover 160 pages, May 2003, ISBN 978-0785110620; trade paperback August 2011, ISBN 978-0785110712
- Hulk: Grey collects Hulk: Grey #1-6 (Dec. 2003–April 2004), Marvel Comics, trade paperback 168 pages, June 2011, ISBN 978-0785113461
- Catwoman: When in Rome collects Catwoman: When in Rome #1-6 (Nov. 2004–Aug. 2005), DC Comics, hardcover 160 pages, December 2005, ISBN 978-1401204327; trade paperback June 2007, ISBN 978-1401207175
- Solo #1 (Dec. 2004) with Jeph Loeb, Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, and Diana Schutz, DC Comics
- Captain America: White #0 (Sept. 2005) Marvel Comics
- Grendel: Black, White & Red #1 (Dark Horse, 1998). 8-page short story with writer Matt Wagner.
- Robert E. Howard's Myth Maker (1999). One-shot drawn by several pencillers such as John Bolton (also cover artist of the issue), Richard Corben or Kelley Jones. Tim Sale drew several pages, with script by Roy Thomas.
- Vampirella: Rebirth #1 (Harris Comics, 1999). 8-page short story with writer Jeph Loeb, and variant cover.
- 9-11 Vol. 2 (DC Comics). Short story with writer Jeph Loeb.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers TPB (Dark Horse, February 2002). Cover and short story (12 pages) written by Joss Whedon, about a female medieval vampire hunter.
- JSA: All Stars #2 (DC Comics, 2003). 6-page back up story about the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl, with writer Jeph Loeb.
- Tales of The Batman: Tim Sale collection of Batman tales drawn by Tim Sale early in his career with writers Darwyn Cooke, Alan Grant, James Robinson, and Kelley Puckett, 240 pages, January 2009, ISBN 978-1401217358
- The Foot Soldiers #3 (Dark Horse, 1996)
- Adventures of Superman #597, Batgirl #21, Detective Comics #763, Harley Quinn #13, JSA #29 and The Spectre #10 (DC Comics, December 2001). All the issues were part of the crossover "Last Laugh".
- Flinch #5 (DC/Vertigo, 1999)
- El Diablo #1-4 (DC/Vertigo, 2001)
- Queen & Country #1-4 (Oni Press, 2001)
- Detective Comics #777-796 (DC Comics, February 2003- September 2004)
- Batgirl #69-73 (DC Comics)
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
- "NBC & Heroes Team Up To Be Real-Life Heroes". Comic Book Resources. March 8, 2007. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012.
- "Tim Sale Bio". TimSale1.com. 2009. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
- "Tim Sale". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2012. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale collaborations at the Grand Comics Database
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 261. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Editor Archie Goodwin was on to something when he paired Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale on the first holiday special of the popular Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight series.
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 275: "The acclaimed team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale reunited to chronicle a dark year of the Dark Knight's past with Batman: The Long Halloween, a thirteen-part limited series."
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 289: "The superstar team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale was back, and just as dark as ever. In this thirteen-issue [sic] sequel to the pair's acclaimed Batman: The Long Halloween maxiseries, the creative team picked up right where they left off during Batman's early years."
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 284: "This four-issue prestige-format series was a bright counterpoint to Loeb and Sale's noir Batman collaborations."
- Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 315: "Writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale returned to the Batman universe for a six-issue murder mystery starring Catwoman."
- Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "2000s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 306. ISBN 978-0756641238.
The creative team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale...examined the early life of some of Marvel's iconic characters. First they tackled Daredevil in this six-issue miniseries.
- Manning "2000s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 312: "Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale reunited for their second examination of the origins of Marvel's icons with this six-issue miniseries."
- Manning "2000s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 317: "The team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale united once again for this six-issue miniseries retelling the Hulk's origin."
- Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 328: "Writer Darwyn Cooke and artist Tim Sale began [the series] with 'Kryptonite', a six-part tale of Superman's first contact with the energy-sapping green element."
- George, Richard (October 26, 2010). "Loeb Talks Heroes". IGN. Archived from the original on November 30, 2013.
- Manning, Shaun (November 19, 2007). "Tim Sale Meets with Fans at Big Apple Con". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012.
- "Tim Sale". DC Comics. n.d. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
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