Born: 1960 February 27 in Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Died: 2018 September 24 in Houghton, Michigan, United States

Biography: Additional biography can be found at:
The Daily Mining Gazette newspaper (Houghton, Michigan), "Norm Breyfogle: Near Master Cartoonist at 16", 1976-XX-XX,
New Talent Showcase (DC, 1984 series) #13 (January 1985),
Amazing Heroes (Fantagraphics, 1981 series) #174 (December 1989), and
Speakeasy (Acme, 1979 series) #117 (February 1991).

At age of 12, took private art lessons from illustrator Andrew Benson.

Had a reader submitted redesign for the superhero Robin's costume printed in The Batman Family (DC, 1975 Series) #13 (September 1977).

Received the Board of Control Visual Art Scholarship for Northern Michigan University.

Received numerous awards at various unknown juried art shows, first one known at local town and country art show. Two Blue Ribbon award winner for art contest at 1984 San Diego Comic-Con. Finished second in the art contest, Comic Art, at the 1985 San Diego Comic-Con.

Was represented by the Star*Reach Agency.

While working at DC Comics, did support work by doing his own lettering on his own artwork, from 1984 to 1985. He also did his own coloring on his own artwork, from 1989 to 1994.

Notes: More detail for his work under Credits in the GCD and Who's Who of American Comic Books links.

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    Norm Breyfogle Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Norm Family name: Breyfogle

Other Names:

  1. Norman Breyfogle Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Norman Family name: Breyfogle
  2. Norman Keith Breyfogle Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Norman Keith Family name: Breyfogle


  1. Northern Michigan University ? to ?


  1. B.F.A., Northern Michigan University in None?

    Notes: Painting and Illustration


  1. Breyfogle [generic]
  2. Breyfogle
  3. Norm Breyfogle
  4. Norm Breyfogle [generic]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1992: Squiddy Award - Favorite Graphic Novel
    Batman: Holy Terror (1991 series)

Art Influences:

Norm Breyfogle (b. 1960) stated influences by:
  1. Robert "Bob" M. Peak
  2. Neal Adams (b. 1941)
  3. Murphy Anderson (b. 1926)
  4. Nick Cardy (b. 1920)
  5. Frank Frazetta (b. 1928)
  6. Marshall Rogers (b. 1950)
  7. Curt Swan (b. 1920)
  8. Bernie Wrightson (b. 1948)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (other) - Role: artist - Years: 1983 - 1985
    Employer Name : ?
    Work Title: draftsman
    Notes: Did draftsman work for unknown companies.

  2. Publication Title: ? (fine arts) - Role: artist - Years: 1978 - 2013; 2014?
    Employer Name : Self-employed
    Notes: Painter of commissioned works.

  3. Publication Title: ? (book) - Role: artist - Year: 1982?
    Employer Name : United Space Boosters
    Work Title: Training manual for the Space Shuttle
    Notes: Did the technical artist work for a Space Shuttle training manual. Currently unknown as to which manual was worked on and when.

  4. Publication Title: Bunyan: Lore’s Loggin’ Hero (book) - Role: artist - Year: 1980
    Employer Name : Julie McBie
    Notes: Did the cover and illustrations for the self-published Julie McBie book.

  5. Publication Title: Legends of Arzach (fine arts) - Role: artist - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : Tundra / Starwatcher Graphics
    Work Title: #4
    Notes: Did a plate for this portfolio.

  6. Publication Title: Project S.T.A.R.S. (other) - Role: employee - Year: 1981
    Employer Name : Project S.T.A.R.S.
    Notes: Teacher of art classes for Project S.T.A.R.S.

  7. Publication Title: Upbeat (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1980
    Employer Name : Upbeat
    Notes: Artist on Upbeat (Upbeat, 1980 series) magazine, a music publication on rock and new wave music. Issues worked on unknown.

  8. Publication Title: Visions of Arzach (fine arts) - Role: artist - Year: 1993
    Employer Name : Kitchen Sink Press
    Notes: Did a plate for the portfolio.


  1. Sibling - Kevin Breyfogle
    Notes: Brothers.