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Artist Norm Breyfogle passed away at age 58.7500

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I remember him mostly from Marvel Fanfare and American Flagg.

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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
For me, Norm Breyfogle was all about Batman. Very dynamic compositions. He'll be missed. RIP, Norm.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
wow! RIP.. way too young to go.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Wow! Sad to hear. I knew him from the 90s batman and the robin series too
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
When I started reading Batman in the late 80s he was the artist on Detective. So seeing his art always brought back fond memories of those days. I sold most of my defectives from that time, but could not part with some of my fav Breyfogle issues.

RIP.
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@GAC

Norm was definitely too young. At least we gave us great work to remember him by.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I met him a few years back at a comiccon. I bought my first piece of original art from him and a cool Batman print that he signed too. He will be missed.

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Here is his work on display last year in the library at WCC. I was asked to do a comic book and comic artwork display from the library director after she found out that it was my hobby. We were in some faculty training sessions together. It was a lot of fun to do.
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I'm not going to have a debate on this thread about the current state of American health care. This is a memorial post about a comic book artist. If you want to discuss healthcare policies, start a new thread. Show some respect for the man.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
I agree with Jesse. Let's see some Norm Breyfogle art in your collection.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
Prayers for the family.
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CBCS TimBildhauser private msg quote post Address this user
I'm extremely saddened by this news. From the first time I saw his work Norm has always been one of my favorite artists to work on Batman (or anything else for that matter).
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Collector donho private msg quote post Address this user
a shame for so young. RIP to a truly great talent. Batman was his best
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Collector antoniofett private msg quote post Address this user
Is there an article about his passing?
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Is there an article about his passing?

there are a few, here's one of them
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/famed-batman-artist-norm-breyfogle-dead-at-age-58
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This was really sad news. I was wondering the other day what he was up to since i knew about his stroke and hadn't seen any update or anything from him in a long time. Easily my favorite Batman artist.
Here's some art - I've posted these before except for the Hellcat piece.





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I'm not going to have a debate on this thread about the current state of American health care. This is a memorial post about a comic book artist. If you want to discuss healthcare policies, start a new thread. Show some respect for the man.


I agree completely. I guess I missed what was posted (and subsequently deleted) but I feel it an appropriate reminder that the Hero Initiative is there to help struggling artists in situations such those that Norm found himself in after being able to find regular work. In fact, after Norm's stroke in 2014, Hero Initiative and fans helped him to meet his crowdfunding goals.

To make donations visit: https://www.heroinitiative.org/
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This was really sad news. I was wondering the other day what he was up to since i knew about his stroke and hadn't seen any update or anything from him in a long time. Easily my favorite Batman artist.
Here's some art - I've posted these before except for the Hellcat piece.





Now that is what I am talking about. @Helric1 Those are some nice pieces. He will be remembered through his fantastic art.
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Here's some of Norm's early work. This is from American Flagg #37 from Feb, 1987. I was into the series back then and Norm did a number of backup stories for the series. They featured a hologram named Bob Violence. Here are two pages from it. I don't know why, but his drawings spoke to me. Every panel seemed to come to life.





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@Redshade All threads are subject to moderation. We have no rules here against political threads. Keep it civil and there should be no problem.
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@Redshade All threads are subject to moderation. We have no rules here against political threads. Keep it civil and there should be no problem.


Well..to be fair though it is probably best to leave politics out of a post relating to a persons death...not sure what the appropriate time would be...

Maybe start a tread about Messner-Loebs and all the troubles he faces due to bills for his wife and being homeless now etc. - someone we can still help by donating to Hero or more directly through his gofundme page ( I don't know how to post links). Then you could have at 'er....complain about the system and maybe help a brother out?
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@Redshade All threads are subject to moderation. We have no rules here against political threads. Keep it civil and there should be no problem.


Well..to be fair though it is probably best to leave politics out of a post relating to a persons death...not sure what the appropriate time would be...

Maybe start a tread about Messner-Loebs and all the troubles he faces due to bills for his wife and being homeless now etc. - someone we can still help by donating to Hero or more directly through his gofundme page ( I don't know how to post links). Then you could have at 'er....complain about the system and maybe help a brother out?


That was why I deleted posts from two people, Redshade being one of them. This is not the appropriate thread to have that discussion.
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I'm not going to have a debate on this thread about the current state of American health care. This is a memorial post about a comic book artist. If you want to discuss healthcare policies, start a new thread. Show some. respect for the https://forum.cbcscomics.com/man.
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And if I start a new thread, will I be censored?
Should we not be able to talk about comics and artists in the wider world than just in the confines of a restrictive site such as this?

Do not we have a right to widen our conversation other than "woohoo look at Power Girl's tits or the Bat wang?"

There have been a lot of posters banned from this site for having opinions other than those of the Diktat Politbureau moderators who are all probably sticks up their arse jobsworths.
What is your problem dude. Have some respect.
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
We did a nice tribute to Norm on the podcast yesterday, covering his history and how his work impacted each of us. I got some messages afterwards saying it was great and a good education on some of his work that they didn't know about!
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I'm pretty sure I saw Norm in person, but I never actively collected anything he's worked on.
The comic I most associate him with is Prime.

The mods are doing good to keep the thread on topic and show respect to the man's legacy.
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When I started reading Batman in the late 80s he was the artist on Detective. So seeing his art always brought back fond memories of those days. I sold most of my defectives from that time, but could not part with some of my fav Breyfogle issues.

RIP.


Here are some of my first batman comics every purchased...some off the newsstand.



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When I started reading Batman in the late 80s he was the artist on Detective. So seeing his art always brought back fond memories of those days. I sold most of my defectives from that time, but could not part with some of my fav Breyfogle issues.

RIP.


Here are some of my first batman comics every purchased...some off the newsstand.





Those are great - I was heavy into Bat/Detective and Robin at the time - loved the whole Mud-Pack story line and the new robin -just awesome!!
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Oh..and Knightfall!!! some creepy covers there!! but great!!!
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks...I forgot he had a run on Batman too...kept some of my favorite stories and covers. Will post those as well.
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@Jesse_O

Can we not agree that speech is necessary for democracy. Governments/ Moderators ought not to abridge free speech. Censors must show how the speech in question poses a genuine danger if they are to censor it. In the case of hate speech, has any such menace been shown in any of my posts?

Just because we are comic geeks should we not have opinions outside the hobby? Should we not be able to espouse those opinions that fall outside the narrow remit of what you deem acceptable?

I think that the members of this site should be able to discuss wider issues other than comic related issues, are we all not adults? Have you ever been to a comic mart and stood up and said "OK you lot, it has been brought to my attention that some of you are talking about sport or girls and this must cease immediately"?
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