I only got to know Tim Sale through the paintings he did for Heroes, the TV series. The paintings were cool, so is this book.
This is a thick hardcover book without a dust jacket. There are 272 pages, mostly printed in black and white, with the last few pages devoted to some coloured pieces.
The book is written by Richard Starkings in a question and answer format throughout. It explores the life of Tim Sale, his inspiration, the many projects he has done so far, how he got to provide artwork for Heroes and other interesting stuff. The chapters are categorized primarily by his projects. There's quite a lot to read.
There are lots of sketches, comic panels, commissions and art done for fans at comic-con, etc. He dislike Johnny Depp but still drew Jack Sparrow for a fan. Most of his finished inks aren't coloured. Even the paintings that were used on Heroes were coloured by Dave Stewart - I didn't know that!
My first impression when I first flipped through the book was,"Hey, it's quite worth the money." That's probably because of the savings when printing without colour.
But hey, it's really pretty worth the money.
Special thanks to Jonrob for providing the book for this short review.
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