Tim Sale, a famous comic book artist behind classic DC comics such as “Batman: The Long Halloween” and “Superman for All Seasons,” died Thursday, according to a DC Comics press release. He was 66 years old at the time.
On Monday, Jim Lee, publisher and chief creative officer of DC Comics, said Sale was admitted to the hospital due to health issues. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
In a statement to DC Comics, Lee said: “The entire DC family is broken at the news of Tim’s death. Tim was an outstanding artist who was masterful at storytelling and setting up records, and his compositions were incomparable. I have always been so impressed and inspired by his use of light and shadow, which infused his work with terrifying gravity and dramatic noir sensitivity. ”
Salei’s art was distinguished by clean but detailed compositions and a strong use of colors to communicate mood and tone. He has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics. Sale’s most reliable collaborator was comic book writer Jeph Loeb, with whom he collaborated on stories aimed at capturing the essence of the world’s most acclaimed superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Captain America.