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"The Short Circus"
      Contributed by:j_schmo_ on Mon, June 16, 2008 / 9:06am CDT in News
      Last updated: Mon, June 16, 2008 / 12:06am CDT

New code is really bad, huh?

      Contributed by:tothfans on Fri, June 13, 2008 / 7:06pm CDT in News

Ok, Perhaps my new code is a total failure.
No hard feelings on my part if you tell me so.
The site activity totaly dropped off after the new site code was put in place. Some people report having problems, and I'm not able to recreate them on my side to fix them.
The old forum is still available if people

Dave Stevens

      Contributed by:Steveh on Mon, April 7, 2008 / 8:04am CDT in News

Sorry if I'm the last to hear this, as I see we lost Dave back in early March, but the Chicago Tribune published the news in their weekly obituary round-up only yesterday (April 6, 2008).
I'm very saddened to hear Dave was so sick and has succumed to his Lukemia, it's a sad loss to the comic world, I'll miss his work.

New Noel Sickles reprint book - Scorchy Smith And The Art Of Noel Sickles

      Contributed by:tothfans on Fri, February 8, 2008 / 9:02pm CST in News

I suppose this is old news, but I'll post it for those folks who may not have heard. IDW is publishing Scorchy Smith And The Art Of Noel Sickles.
Noel Sickles Scorchy Smith Comic Strip Reprint book

Adventure Comics Digest
      Contributed by:j_schmo_ on Sat, February 2, 2008 / 7:02pm CST in News
      Last updated: Sat, February 2, 2008 / 12:02am CST

You can participate in the new

      Contributed by:tothfans on Thu, January 31, 2008 / 9:01pm CST in News

After many hours of web development I present to you the new Tothfans version 2.0. This new Tothfans website code allows everyone to participate and contribute content of all sorts in a new and simpler way.

New features:
- Create galleries with images (called "image sets")
- Upload images to other people's image sets
- Post your own articles, news stories, etc.

We're back & no more ...

      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, October 9, 2007 / 12:10am CDT in News

It's been a hard summer and fall for!

First, I had a bunch of issues with my internet hosting bandwidth going off-line multiple times, and then the company that hosts the domain name ( and also went permanently dark and unreachable.

I really thought I was going to lose domain name forever. So after a struggle of 6

Darwyn Cooke's - 'The Alex' tribute comic posted.

      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, September 4, 2007 / 12:09am CDT in News

Darwyn Cooke has sent us his comic "The Alex" which he created to honor Alex Toth. If you missed this on free comic book day, it now has a home there on tothfans.

Thanks Darwyn!

Thanks also go to John Hitchcock for engaging Darwyn to share it with the site, and

Photos from the Toth Panel @ SDCC

      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, August 21, 2007 / 12:08am CDT in News

Ruben Procopio sent along some photos of the Toth panel from this year's San Diego Comic con for those who missed it.

The line-up on the panel was; Alex Gray, Jon Mefford, Mark Chiarello, Ruben Procopio, Damon Toth, Eric Toth, David Armstrong & John Hitchcock.

And if you have

Benton Jew - collect Roy Rogers comic strip by Toth?

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, August 6, 2007 / 12:08am CDT in News

Hey All. Benton Jew brought up a fantastic idea and challenge to all us Toth collectors - to collect Toth run ghosting Mike Ahrens on the "Roy Rogers" strip.

Benton wrote,

"A few years ago I bought an original Roy Rogers daily that Alex had ghosted for a few weeks. It would be nice to see the series of Toth-drawn ones all together online. I'd like to put out

Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth Documentary at Comic-con

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, July 9, 2007 / 12:07am CDT in News

Just Announced! At this year's San Diego Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 28 @ 3:30-4:30pm see "Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth".

"Featured for the first time will be the exclusive screening of the documentary Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth. The documentary will show what made

In Remembrance: Alex Toth

      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, May 27, 2007 / 5:05pm CDT in News

In Remembrance of Alex Toth: June 25, 1928 – May 27, 2006

Dear John: The Alex Toth Doodlebook up for Eisner award

      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, April 22, 2007 / 12:04am CDT in News

As posted by Jeff Parker in the Forums, the "Dear John: The Alex Toth Doodlebook" has been nominated for and Eisner award for Best Comics-Related Book.

Post your support for the book and John Hitchcock, Billy Ingram, James Counts and publisher Jeff Parker in the

"Rough Stuff" on Toth

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, October 9, 2006 / 12:10am CDT in News

Jesse Hamm posts: "The upcoming second issue of this magazine that showcases comics pencilling has a Toth gallery. Sample here:sample on
More details and ordering info

Remembering Alex Toth - Part 3

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, September 18, 2006 / 12:09am CDT in News

The third part of the transcript for the "Remembering Alex Toth" Panel at the 2006 San Diego Comic-con is posted.

Thanks again to all of Alex's friends and family members, David Armstrong, Irwin Hasen, Dana Palmer, Eric Toth, Mike Royer, Paul Power, Rubén Procopio, John Hitchcock and Tom de Rosier for sharing with us all.

More Toth coming to stores - Alter Ego & America's Greatest Comics

      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, August 6, 2006 / 12:08am CDT in News

As posted by Neil Polowin in the forums - "Roy Thomas is devoting an upcoming issue of his Alter Ego magazine to Toth's work, and AC Comics is publishing America's Greatest Comics #16 as a "special all-Alex Toth issue". btw, the latter is listed in the current issue of Previews as item AUG062894 if anyone wants to pre-order."

Remembering Alex Toth - Part 2

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, September 18, 2006 / 12:09am CDT in News

The second part of the three piece transcript of the "Remembering Alex Toth - Part 2" panel from the San Diego Comic-con has been posted.

Photos from Comic-con

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, July 31, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

For more Photos for the San Diego Comic Con, You can visit the Parts Unknown website. Don Stroud has posted photos of the John Hitchcock, Jeff Parker and fellow Toth fans visiting the Octopus Press booth at Indy Island. Also included are some photo's of the Toth Panel.

Remembering Alex Toth - Part 1 (of 3)

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, September 18, 2006 / 12:09am CDT in News

The first of a three part transcript of the "Remembering Alex Toth" panel at the San Diego Comic-con is now available.

The panel featured close friends and family, David Armstrong (moderator), Irwin Hasen, Dana Palmer, Eric Toth, Mike Royer, Paul Power, Rubén Procopio, John Hitchcock and Tom de Rosier. It is

"The Alex Toth Doodle book" now in stores

      Contributed by:tothfans on Wed, July 26, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

"The Alex Toth Doodle book" by Alex Toth and John Hitchcock, published by Jeff Parker's Octopus Press arrived in stores today, Wednesday, July 26th.

The book is filled with never before seen Toth art, musings, annotations and interview answers.

Sold out? Can't find it? - you can order one from John himself. He'll even sign it for you

Toth: The Comics Journal #277

      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, July 25, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

Now on the shelves, The Comics Journal #277.

In this Issue:
* Alex Toth Dies at 78:
by Jesse Hamm (Yes, the very same long time fellow Tothfan here on the site.)
* Alex Toth:
An appreciation and an assessment by Howard Chaykin
* A Conversation with Alex Toth:
by Gary Groth

Quick Update: Remembering Alex Toth @ Alex Toth @ the San Diego Comic-con.

      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, July 23, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

For those waiting, a report of the "Remembering Alex Toth" panel will be coming in a few days. We will have photographs of the event as well as a write up.

For those who are here in San Diego, a reminder that you can see a unique display of Toth's original artwork Sunday, July 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Omni San Diego Hotel (Room 5: fourth floor).

Remembering Alex Toth @ the San Diego Comic-con

      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, July 9, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

The details of the memorial panel are now available on the San Diego Comic-con website:

"6:00-7:30 Remembering Alex Toth— This unique artist was one of the true innovators in both the comic book and animation worlds. Alex died this May. To celebrate his life and career, his friends and colleagues share memories of his work

Alex Toth Biography

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, July 3, 2006 / 12:07am CDT in News

By: Dave Cook

Alex Toth was known for a dynamic minimal style that was the envy of every emerging graphic artist and many seasoned professionals. His style is often described in the jargon of graphic artists as “good” which actually means superlative and exemplary, top-notch, clean, perhaps even perfect – what most artists from the Fifties through the Nineties would associate as the

Remembrances of Alex Toth

      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, June 26, 2006 / 12:06am CDT in News


- Alex Toth remembrance by Dave Cook

- Remembrance tribute drawing by Aron Arocho

- Remembrance tribute drawing by