Jordan B. Gorfinkel (aka Gorf)

Veteran Managing Editor, Batman Franchise, DC Comics
Author, Amazon #1 Bestselling Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel

Gorf is a cartoonist, musician, producer, director and proud father (not necessarily in that order).

For nearly a decade, Gorf managed a team of writers, artists and creators on the Batman franchise for DC Comics, producing more than 2000 stories in multiple mediums. Gorf's creations, such as Batman: No Man's Land and Birds Of Prey, have resulted in critically acclaimed and commercially successful publications (Birds Of Prey, the most successful female superhero team franchise in history), film (Birds Of Prey, The Dark Knight Rises), television series (FOX, Cartoon Network, the WB and the CW), games, merchandise and more.

As a cartoonist, Gorf writes and illustrates the weekly internationally published newspaper comic strip that DreamWorksSKG called "a wonderful idea." (A forthcoming collection features an introduction by Reuben Award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist Lynn Johnston, creator of "For Better Or For Worse.") The Jewish Museum of Munich features a series of Gorf's cartoons in their permanent exhibition - a first for Jewish museums.

Gorf is the Creator/Writer/Producer of the Amazon #1 Bestseller Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel (with Koren Publications). The beautiful and functional full-length narrative art version of the traditional Passover Seder table guide book engages people of all backgrounds and faiths in the universal stories and rituals of slavery and freedom. The Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel integrates a brand-new translation directly into the art, immersing every generation in the timeless celebration of Passover. The graphic novel pages are presented alongside the complete Seder text, in Hebrew and transliteration, and accompanied by instructional cartoons depicting all of the rituals.

Gorf runs the Jewish Cartoon Workshop for schools, camps and family programs, guiding participants in using professional tools to create Jewish humor cartoons just like the professionals do, and then collecting them into a comic book for everyone to share and enjoy (and learn from!). NO DRAWING SKILL NECESSARY WHATSOEVER. This is for everyone who can tell a story and draw a stick figure…which is all of us!

In music, Gorf is a producer, performer and director. He is responsible for many albums music videos, including Voices For Israel, the acclaimed Jewish "We Are the World"-style charity benefit. A pioneer of Jewish A Cappella with the first professional Jewish harmony group Beat'achon, Gorf presently leads Kol Zimra, the interactive, energetic a cappella group for events and lifecycle celebrations, and Kol Tefilla for bringing harmony to communities, musically and interpersonally. Gorf has performed all over the globe, including twice at the White House Chanukah celebration, which was immortalized on The Daily Show on Comedy Central.