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.