Tim Sale–who brought his unique art style to numerous horror-themed Batman comics–has passed away at the age of 66.
Perhaps best known for his collaboration with writer Jeph Loeb on Batman: The Long Halloween, Sale reportedly passed away with his wife by his side, according to the artist’s official Twitter account. No cause of death has been revealed.
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. Please share photos and stories under this post, as we hope to share them with the community.
— Remembering Tim Sale (@ArtBySale) June 16, 2022
Sale–born in Ithaca, N.Y.–spent most of his early life in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. He eventually moved to Manhattan to enroll in the School of Visual Arts and to attend the comics workshop run by legendary Marvel artist John Buscema.
Sale–who won an Eisner Award in 1999 in the Best Artist/Penciller/Inker category–added his unforgettable artwork to such genre titles as Grendel, Deathblow, Batman: Haunted Night, Batman: Dark Victory, Vampirella and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Sale’s family, friends and colleagues.