About the Artist
Bruce Timm is an American artist, animator, and producer, known for his work on some of the most popular and iconic animated TV shows and films of the last few decades. He was born on February 8, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in California. Timm's fascination with comic books and cartoons began at a young age, and he honed his skills by drawing and practicing in his spare time. After studying art at various colleges, Timm began his career as a character designer for Filmation Studios in the early 1980s. He later worked for Marvel Productions and Hanna-Barbera before joining Warner Bros. Animation in 1989.
It was at Warner Bros. that Timm really made his mark, and he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the studio's most respected and innovative animators. He was the driving force behind several groundbreaking animated TV shows, including "Batman: The Animated Series," "Superman: The Animated Series," and "Justice League," which helped to redefine the superhero genre for a new generation. Timm's distinct artistic style, which combined a sleek, streamlined look with a moody, film noir-inspired aesthetic, became synonymous with the DC Comics universe, and his designs for characters like Batman, Joker, and Harley Quinn are now considered iconic. He was also responsible for introducing several new characters and concepts to the DC universe, including the fan-favorite character of Harley Quinn, who was originally created for "Batman: The Animated Series."
In addition to his work on animated TV shows, Timm has also produced several feature-length animated films, including "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm," "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker," and "Wonder Woman." He has won several awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards and a prestigious Annie Award. Despite his success, Timm remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to work as an artist and producer in the animation industry, and his influence can be seen in countless animated TV shows and films today. Timm's work has inspired a generation of artists and fans, and his impact on the world of animation and superhero storytelling is sure to be felt for many years to come.