20 Facts About Alex Toth


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

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Alex Toth's work began in the American comic book industry, but he is known for his animation designs for Hanna-Barbera throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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In 1954, Toth was drafted into the U S Army and stationed in Tokyo, Japan.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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