Alex Toth (1928 – 2006) was an American cartoonist active from the 1940s through the 1980s. Toth’s work began in the American comic book industry, but he is also known for his memorable animation designs for Hanna-Barbera throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

After graduating from the School of Industrial Art in 1947, Toth was hired by Sheldon Mayer at National/DC Comics. Green Lantern #28 (1947) was one of the first comics he drew for the company. He went on to work on other DC titles including: All Star Comics, Green Lantern, Flash, Doctor Mid-Nite, and the Atom. In addition to superheroes, Toth drew Western comics for DC including All-Star Western.

Toth later moved to Los Angeles and worked primarily for Dell Comics until 1960. In that year, Toth became art director for the Space Angel animated science fiction show. This led to his being hired by Hanna-Barbera, where he created Space Ghost, The Herculoids, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, and Dino Boy in the Lost Valley.

He continued to work in comic books, contributing to Warren Publishing’s magazines Eerie, Creepy and The Rook and for DC Comics, drawing The Witching Hour, Our Army at War, Our Fighting Forces, Batman and Detective Comics.

A creatively rich and productive artist, Toth died at his drawing table on May 27, 2006.

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  1. […] is an American Saturday-morning animated-cartoon television series, created and designed by Alex Toth, that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The show debuted on September 9, 1967 on CBS. This […]

  2. […] Alex Toth drew Space Angel a six page story for the children’s magazine Jack & Jill in 1963 to promote the Space Angel cartoon. […]

  3. […] Bruce Timm is an American artist, character designer, animator, writer and producer. He is best known for his contributions building the modern DC Comics animated franchise, the DC animated universe. Timm’s minimalist, angular style is heavily based in his love of 1950s and 1960s-era comics and art deco architecture style. Very much inspired by the Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons done for Paramount. He is also completely self-taught, having never received any formal art schooling. He lists his artistic influences as Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Jim Steranko, John Buscema, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, Dan DeCarlo, and Alex Toth. […]

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