Norm Breyfogle was born in Iowa City, Iowa. From a very early age, Norm liked to draw. When he was 12 years old he began taking private lessons. During his time in high school he co-plotted, wrote, and illustrated a comic book called 'Tech-Team' for Michigan Technological University. After high school Breyfogle attended Northern Michigan University, studying art. During his time in college he worked as an illustrator for a magazine and also for a graphics company.
From 1984, Breyfogle worked for DC's New Talent Showcase. He also drew for 'Tales of Terror', a horror anthology for Eclipse, a 'Captain America' story in Marvel Fanfare, and 'Whisper' for First Comics. Later on he teamed up with writer Alan Grant, were he drew the Batman stories for six years (1987-93), pencilling Detective Comics from 1987-1990, then moving to Batman to introduce the new Robin in 1990, and finally starting a new Batman series for DC called 'Shadow of the Bat' in 1992. In 1994 he wrote and illustrated his own comic called 'Metaphysique' for Malibu's Bravura line.
In 1999 Breyfogle began work on 'Batman: Dreamland'. In 2000 he pencilled a pair of annuals for Marvel Comics, which led to a mini-series called 'Hellcat'. Currently, he is working on a number of projects for Marvel and DC.