Norm Breyfogle: 1960-2018
Norman Keith “Norm” Breyfogle, a comic artist known as one of the premier Batman artists of the 80s and 90s, with a wide and varied career ranging from Archie to Whisper, passed away Monday at the age of 58.
Over a thirty-year career, Norm worked for DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, Valiant, Malibu, First, Archie, Speakeasy, Markosia, Angel Gate Press, and (we’re proud to say) ComicMix. He co-created the Batman characters the Ventriloquist, Ratcatcher, Zsasz, and Jeremiah Arkham, Prime for Malibu’s Ultraverse and owned his own character Metaphysique.
On December 18, 2014, Norm Breyfogle had an ischemic cerebrovascular accident that cut off blood flow to part of his brain and reduced his control of the left side of his body, cutting Norm’s career tragically short. ComicMix put a benefit book together to help defray his ongoing expenses, The Whisper Campaign, which reprinted his first monthly job in comics, with new contributions from numerous pros that were also fans of Norm and his work.
Many people are leaving remembrances for Norm on the website of his funeral home.
Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans.