This September, we will be seeing the return of two of our most popular books! And the best part is that both books feature the stunning art and style of Alex Toth!
Toth’s masterpiece, Bravo for Adventure, gets a new edition in IDW’s Artist Edition imprint! If you missed this incredible large-scale book the first time around, you won’t want to miss out again in September!
Genius, Isolated, the first part of our Eisner and Harvey Award-winning three-volume Alex Toth biography, will receive a brand-new paperback edition. This version will be 8.75″ x 12″ and boasts new content that collectors will appreciate. Updates in Genius, Isolated include clarification on Toth’s early married life in the 1950s and a recently discovered “Jon Fury” page that was not in the hardcover — the conclusion (from December 23, 1955) of the 18-page story that introduces The Fox! Never printed outside Toth’s army newspaper, it’s a prize long sought after by even the most ardent Toth collectors.
Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth
By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell
On sale Sep 06, 2022
$34.99 US / $45.99 CA
This lavishly illustrated biography documents the life and art of one of the most significant comics and animation artists of all time.
In comic books, Alex Toth was the foremost proponent of modern design and composition. Starting in 1950, his work influenced almost every one of his contemporaries and has continued to work its magic on the generations that followed. In animation, his 1960s model sheets for Hanna-Barbera are still passed around as swipe sources from animator to young animator in the 21st Century.
Now in paperback, this biography was compiled with complete access to the family archives and with the full cooperation of Toth’s children, this biography features many rare comics pages, photographs, and drawings. It also reproduces 20 complete stories, including a previously unknown and unfinished story from 1950, most printed from the original artwork.
Winner of the Harvey Award for Best Biographical Book.
Bravo for Adventure: Alex Toth Artist’s Edition
By Alex Toth
On sale Sep 27, 2022
$150 US / $195 CA
Revel in the art of one of the most important and influential artists of comics and animation of all time!
Of every comics story Alex Toth ever drew, the only one that he kept the complete original art to was Bravo For Adventure . This Artist’s Edition is a virtual “how-to” course in drawing comics the Toth way. We see how he would draw all the detail in a scene, only to black it out in order to focus the reader’s eye on what really counted. “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” he said.
Also included are variant versions of the Bravo saga featuring Noah Chance and the experimental aircraft called Condor, plus dozens of never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as all twelve pages of Toth’s own coloring for an edition that never saw print, and—freed from storage after 40 years—all of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo’s original 1975 first printing in France!
Sample page from Genius, Isolated
Sample pages from Bravo for Adventure Artist Edition