21 Facts About Alex Toth


Alexander Toth was an American cartoonist active from the 1940s through the 1980s.


Alex Toth's work included Super Friends, Fantastic Four, Space Ghost, Sealab 2020, The Herculoids and Birdman.


Alex Toth's work has been resurrected in the late-night, adult-themed spin-offs on Cartoon Network's late night sister channel Adult Swim: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.


Alex Toth was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990.


Alex Toth was born in 1928 to immigrants from Hungary, who were part of the Slovak minority in Hungary.


Alex Toth's father was Sandor Toth, a musician, and his mother was Mary Elizabeth.


Alex Toth's talent was noticed early, and a teacher from his poster class in junior high school urged him to devote himself to art.

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Alex Toth began his career when he sold his first freelance art at the age of 15, subsequently illustrating true stories for Heroic magazine through a comic book packager named Steve Douglas.


Alex Toth worked at DC for five years, drawing the Golden Age versions of the Flash, Doctor Mid-Nite, and the Atom.


In 1952 Alex Toth ended his contract with DC Comics and moved to California.


In 1954, Alex Toth was drafted into the US Army and stationed in Tokyo, Japan.


In that year, Alex Toth became art director for the Space Angel animated science fiction show.


Alex Toth worked as a storyboard and design artist until 1968 and then again in 1973 when he was assigned to Australia for five months to produce the TV series Super Friends.


Alex Toth continued to work in comic books, contributing to Warren Publishing's magazines Eerie, Creepy and The Rook.


Alex Toth illustrated the comic book tie-in to the Hot Wheels animated series based on the toy line.


Alex Toth died at his drawing table on May 27,2006, four weeks shy of his 78th birthday.


Alex Toth was the father of four children, sons Eric and Damon and daughters Dana and Carrie.


Alex Toth did much of his comics work outside superhero comics, concentrating instead on such subjects as hot rod racing, romance, horror, and action-adventure.


Also, there are two volumes of The Alex Toth Reader, published by Pure Imagination, which focuses on his work for Standard Comics and Western Publishing.


Alex Toth was known for his exhaustive study of other artists and his outspoken analysis of comics art past and present.


Alex Toth befriended me when I was a teenager and I would go over to his house and chain smoke.