Tim Sale (artist)
Sale at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
May 1, 1956 |
Ithaca, New York
Early life 
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 Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Hulk. 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.
Personal life 
Sale lives in Southern California.
Selected works 
- 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 Vol. 2
- Batman: Haunted Knight
- Batman: The Long Halloween
- Batman: Dark Victory
- Catwoman: When in Rome
- Superman For All Seasons
- Wolverine & Gambit: Victims
- Daredevil: Yellow
- Spider-Man: Blue
- Hulk: Grey
- Captain America: White
- Solo [issue 1] (with Jeph Loeb, Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, and Diana Schutz)
Short stories 
- 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 like 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 HC/TPB (DC Comics, 2008). 240-page collection of Batman tales drawn by Tim Sale early in his career with writers Darwyn Cooke, Alan Grant, James Robinson, and Kelley Puckett.
Cover work 
- The Foot Soldiers #3 (Dark Horse, 1996)
- Adventures of Superman #57, Batgirl #21, Detective Comics #763, Harley Quinn #13, JSA #29 & 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
- Comics Buyer's Guide #1485; May 3, 2002; Page 29
- "NBC & 'HEROES' TEAM UP TO BE REAL-LIFE HEROES". Comic Book Resources. March 8, 2007
- "Bio". timsale1.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
- 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."
- 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.
- Manning, Shaun (November 19, 2007). "Tim Sale Meets with Fans at Big Apple Con". Comic Book Resources.
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