Jordan B. Gorfinkel
|Jordan B. Gorfinkel|
|Born||July 7, 1967|
|Area(s)||Editor, writer, producer, singer|
|No Man's Land (comics)|
Birds of Prey (comics)
Jordan B. Gorfinkel, a.k.a. Gorf (born July 7, 1967), is an American comic book creator, newspaper cartoonist, animation and multi-media entertainment producer. He is also an a cappella singer, most notably with the groups Beat'achon and Kol Zimra, and produces music, videos, and live events.
Gorfinkel was an editor at DC Comics for nearly a decade where he managed the Batman franchise. His most notable additions to the Batman universe include Birds Of Prey which was adapted into a network television series of the same name and Batman: No Man’s Land.
Gorfinkel is the creator/writer/artist of Everything's Relative, a newspaper comic-strip published weekly since 1996 in many major markets including New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Detroit and Baltimore. For most of the 1990s Gorfinkel guided the Batman comics franchise at DC Comics, coordinating publications, licensing and movie & TV productions with the 60-year history of the DC Universe. In 1999 Gorfinkel conceived and directed the critically and commercially acclaimed series No Man’s Land, serialized in several weekly chapters across most of the Batman line for the entire calendar year. He also conceived Birds Of Prey, the most successful comic book series starring women since "Wonder Woman."
In 2015, Gorfinkel released an original graphic novel published by Penguin Random House titled Michael Midas Champion. In January 2019, Gorfinkel released the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel with Israeli illustrator Erez Zadok, published by Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Avalanche Comics Entertainment
In 2007, Gorfinkel founded Avalanche Comics Entertainment LLC (ACE), which uses illustrated storytelling to develop entertainment content and corporate branding. The company has been praised for its work in developing comics for Microsoft's "Heroes Happen Here". ACE clients also include Alibaba (“SuperAli” animation shorts series), Clorox (“SuperMoms”), Hasbro (“Transformers” franchise bible and movie-adjacent comic book materials) and TOMS shoes.
Gorfinkel has been a member of two Jewish musical groups, Beat'achon and Kol Zimra. He also organized the collection of American and Israeli musical talent featured in the 'Voices for Israel' project in 2004.
In June, 2011, Gorf released the song "MOT: Members of The Tribe" with Sean Altman as part of their "Simcha & Gorfinkel" music-comedy act. The song highlights the contrasts in different observance levels within Judaism. It promotes tolerance and respect.
- Comics Sherpa - About JORDAN B. GORFINKEL
- "Michael Midas Champion: Book One by Jordan B. Gorfinkel | PenguinRandomHouse.com". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Michael Midas Champion Challenges The Superhero Origin Story, Plus Preview". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Gustines, George Gene (December 21, 2018). "Seven Comic Books for This Season (and the Next)". New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
- "MOT Video". Retrieved 14 June 2011.
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