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Alex Toth, 1928-2006

alextoth.jpgThe comics community was saddened over the weekend to hear about the death of Alex Toth, accurately described by my colleague Heidi McDonald as “one of the most influential and amazing American cartoonists ever.” Toth died Saturday morning after a long hospitalization in Los Angeles. He was probably best known for his work in TV animation, where he had a hand in creating and designing Hanna-Barbera characters like Space Ghost and Johnny Quest, but he also illustrated stories for all the major comics houses at one time or another, where his masterfully crisp design was immediately recognizable.

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