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From Comic Book Resources:
The original anouncement thread:LEGENDARY CARTOONIST ALEX TOTH DEAD AT 78
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: May 27, 2006
According to a posting on the official Alex Toth Web site, the legendary artist/designer has passed away. He was 78.
Born on June 25th, 1928 in New York City, Toth is known for his work as a designer and creator of a number of comics and animated properties. Probably his best known creations to the public at large were for Hanna Barbera, where in the '60s and '70s he designed much loved creations like Space Ghost, Josie and the Pussycats, The Herculoids and the Super Friends. His design influence is still felt today as many of those early cartoons have been reappropriated for new shows on Cartoon Network's Adult Swin, such as the popular "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast" and "Sea Lab 2021."
Toth's oldest son Eric said Saturday evening his father passed away early Saturday morning while sitting at his drawing table. No further details were available, but Eric did note that an appropriate memorial panel may be planned at this summer's Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Eric Toth said, "…all of your cards and letters of the recent past were very much appreciated by my father. Only in these last years did he begin to understand and accept the fact that his work had touched so many people's lives."
All of us here at CBR offer our most sincere condolences to the Toth family on their loss.
A great eulogy and selection of images at Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter:
Last edited by Elwell; May 28th, 2006 at 11:08 PM.
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DAMN! That is some harsh news.
While Toth did a lot for the animation industry, his comic book work was superb. The Fox, Bravo for Adventure, Zorro, stints on Creepy, Blazing Combat.....far too many to list here.
His artwork will continue to inspire for generations.
I will be looking forward to THIS!
You are a level 8 ninja and even though you have a lot of weapons sometimes your ninja moves are your most powerful.
I hope I am lucky enough to pass away at my drawing table. Sad to see him go
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Ah, its a shame whenever a legend passes away, but I can't think of a much more appropriate time and place to go. Saturday morning at his drawing table.
I actually watched a couple episodes of Superfriends today. I love that show.
yes very sad indeed. Toth was one of the greats!!
he will be missed.
I heard about this yesterday and will be in mourning for some time. He was one of the most influential artists ever to me. His precision and economical style was superb. I will miss him greatly.
As a dutch saying goes, roughly translated: he died wearing his armor.
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