(Hebrew: אורי פינק, born 18 September 1963 in Israel) is an Israeli comic book
artist and writer, and creator of the comics series Zbeng!
. Fink is considered to be one of Israel's leading comic book artists.
Born in Israel
, Fink had a passion for art since early childhood. Fink began drawing at a very early age, influenced mainly by the comic books he enjoyed reading.
In 1978, at age 15, he published his first comic story of the Hebrew superhero Sabraman.
After serving in the Israeli army (1981–1984), he was accepted into the Department of Visual Design at Israeli's Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
. His final project was a comic book named Hevlay Meshiach
(which was later published).
On August 17, 1987, his comic Zbeng!
was first published in the leading Israeli teen magazine Ma'Ariv La'Noar
, and won great success. Rapidly the one-page comic expanded into a number of pages in every issue, and became the prominent part of the magazine. In addition, Fink has published 22 Zbeng!
books throughout the years.
Fink has also published two books which teach how to draw the characters of Zbeng!
. He has also published additional Zbeng! merchandise, which includes a series of school diaries, a notebook, Zbengale
for younger children), and much more.
Due to the massive success of Zbeng!
and the popularity he gained amongst the Israeli youth, during the 1990s, Fink published many additional comic books.
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