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Alex Toth's 91st Birthday

Tue, June 25, 2019
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"Recognizing what would have been my dad’s 91st birthday. Amazing to witness his influence on the art of storytelling."

Eric Toth - June 25th, 2019


Table of Contents for the Book - Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth

Thu, June 20, 2019
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Here is the complete Table of Contents for the Book "Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth" by Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing.

  • COVER Jon Fury and His Crew, 1955
  • Introduction Alex Totho Romance Comics
  • Casey Ruggles: Aquila Warren Tufts story and ins), newspaper strip. May 16 July 8, 1950
  • I  Struck It Rich signed "Hawk'). Personal love 11. Eastern Color September 1951
  • The Fisherman of Space (Sy Barry inks). Weird Thrillers #2, ZIN-Davis, Winter 1951
  • Dark of the Moon (Mike Peppe inis) Buster Crabbe +2. Lev Gleason February 1954
  • I Do... (Mike Peppe possible inker), Lovers #67 Alias, May 1955
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue... (Make Peppe inks), Love Romances #49, Atlas, May 1955
  • Working Girl's Romance (Mike Peppe inks), Love Romances #53. Atlas, November 1955
  • Self-portrait, 1955
  • Air Power: You Are There: Fools, Daredevils and Geniuses, Prudential Insurance Co. Giveaway 1957 74
  • Til We Meet Again, My Own Romance 55. Atlas, January 1957
  • His Back to the Wall! (Stan Lee story), Western Gunfighters.24. Atlas, February 1957
  • Self-portrait, 1958
  • Alex Toth on Dell Comics/Western Litho
  • Famous Texans. Charles Goodnight, Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers #16, Dell June 1957
  • Naval Aviation Firsts, Four Color #790, Dell, April 1957
  • The Land Unknown (Bob Ryder script), Four Color #845, Dell, August 1957
  • Antarctica, The Frozen South and Pioneer of the Pole, Four Color #845, Dell, August 1957
  • Gun Glory, Four Color #846, Dell, October 1957
  • FBI Agent in the Making and The FBI, Four Color #1069, Dell, November 1959 162
  • 77 Sunset Strip: Kookie's Close Call, Four Color #1106, Dell, June 1960 178
  • 77 Sunset Strip: Kookie's Catch, Four Color #1106, Dell, June 1960 179
  • 77 Sunset Strip: Kookie's Clues Four Color #1066, Dell, January 1960
  • 77 Sunset Strip: Kookie's Quandry, Four Color 1159. Dell, January 1961
  • The Danny Thomas Show: The Ballgame Four Color 1180, Dell, March 1961
  • Underwater Terrain and Dangerous Competition (Don Segail script. Mike Peppe inks), Frogmen 25. Del, May 1963
  • Alex Toth on Writing for Comics
  • Rockets and Range Riders, Richield Oil Co giveaway
  • 350 Years of American Dairy Foods, packaged by Western Publishing for the American Daily Association, 1957 225
  • Master of the World, movie advertising and promotional boolset, Sponsored Comics, 1961
  • Roy Rogers (ghosted for Mike Arens), newspaper strip, December 1960 - February 1961
  • Rally fo Catherine!, Schoolgirls Picture Library #180 (touchups on faces by unnamed artist). Fleetway, UK, 1962
  • Photo Mania illustration Petersen's Surfing Yearbook #3. Petersen Publishing, 1966
  • Alex Toth on Designs for Hanna-Barbera
  • Hanna-Barbera presentation art for various proposed series
  • Alex Toth on... The Lost Valley and Beyond
  • Dino Boy in the Lost Valley, storyboards leading to the introductory sequence, 966
  • Hot Wheels Kids, Mattel toys newspaper advertising campaign, 1970 266
  • Cover, Real West Vol. 16, #114. Charlton, April 1973 267
  • The Man Who Tried to Kill Death (Marvin Channing story), Rod Circle Sorcery #8. August 1974 272 ...
  • If I Were King. (Marvin Channing story). Red Circle Sorcery #9. October 1974 278
  • A Rolling Stone (Bill Chadbourne script), 1977 288
  • Space Ghost: Pilgreen's Progress (Mark Evanie story). TV Stars #3, December 1978 293
  • This Pencil for Hire (concept by Bill Peckmann: scripcolors by Rowland B. Wilson), advertising page for Phil Kimmelman & Associates, 1982
  • An Interested Party on. Alex Toth's Early Marriages
  • BACK COVER Previously unpublished Ilustration, 1977


90th anniversary of Alex Toth's birth

Mon, June 25, 2018
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Art by Alex Toth and image designed and provided by Eric Toth.

This year is the 90th anniversary of Alex Toth's birth.

What can be said about the man and his art that has not been already said? Born on June 25, 1928 in New York City, New York as Alexander "Alex" Toth, Toth's approach as an artist in comic books, storyboards and design set the bar that to this day other artists are deeply influenced by and strive for.

He did not simply "draw cartoons". Toth instead imbued a real vitality into his figures. Each figure he drew is entirely natural and unique. The "character" in each face look like the people around you. No figure looks "posed" and instead is drawn as if it captures some elusive essence of real life.

As a designer his facility was both influenced by mid-century design as well as display his own remarkable sensibilities. Rockets, weapons, vehicles, costumes, creatures, buildings and gadgets galore. Entire worlds on the page and on TV. It is seemingly beyond belief how he alone created such variety.

Toth set an extremely high standard. He was always honing, revising and refining his craft. He never got complacent. He never seemed self satisfied. He drove himself to continuously adapt and improve. He seemed to be in search of something elusive and perhaps even existential in his art. Was it simplicity? Was it clarity? Was it perfection? Whatever it was and is, is pure Alex Toth and uniquely human.

So in this 90th anniversary of his birth perhaps do yourself a favor and each day look at at least one piece of Toth’s art. Not as something to copy, but instead as something to remind yourself of the example he set; to observe, to study, to adapt, to improve, to strive, and to continuously seek that something elusive in your own life.

 


Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth

Sun, June 24, 2018
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Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth book

Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth book featuring rare and never before seen art from Alex Toth is coming on March 12th, 2019. Written and assembled by Dean Mullaney and published by his Library of American Comics Imprint of IDW Publishing & Penguin Random House Education.

From the publisher's website:

A companion to the three-time Eisner-winning Alex Toth: Genius series this blockbuster collection is full of rarely seen stories and artwork by the legendary artist. Alex Toth's significance to comics and animation art cannot be overstated. During his career, he was the comic industry's foremost proponent of modern design and composition.

Starting in 1950, his work influenced almost every one of his contemporaries, and has continued to work its magic on the generations that followed. In animation his 1960s model sheets for Hanna-Barbera are still passed around as swipe sources from animator to young animator in the 21st Century. Included are complete stories from the 1950s and beyond, recently discovered color animation storyboards and presentation drawings, sketches and doodles, industrial comics, and individual pages from obscure comics and magazines. It's a treasure trove that makes a fitting companion to the Eisner Award-winning Alex Toth: Genius trilogy."

IDW Publishing & Library of American Comics 1st 978-1-68405-412-1

Happy Birthday Alex Toth!

Sun, June 25, 2017
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Happy Birthday Alex Toth! Born this day, June 25th 1928. Below is his official High School Graduation photo from 1946.


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J_Schmo
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We love and miss you

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Joseph
Reply to this message   on 16-Oct-2015 7:23 am CDT:

Hello, I have this picture for some years on my computer and I have always wonder from which story is it from? Anybody knows?

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davidbstewart
Reply to this message   on 25-Jun-2014 11:49 am CDT:

Thanks!

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Reply to this message   on 21-Aug-2014 9:39 am CDT:

It was just a matter of time. Now it's just a matter of waiting until next July!

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