Alex Toth (3): Genius, Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth
By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell
WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST BOOK ABOUT COMICS
The Library of American Comics concludes its in-depth look at Alex Toth’s life and art with Genius, Animated. This companion volume to 2011’s award-winning Genius, Isolated and 2013’s Genius, Illustrated turns the spotlight on Toth’s groundbreaking contributions in the field of animation, and features many rarely-seen or never-before-published pieces of art, much of it uncovered in the archives of Hanna-Barbera Studios! Featuring presentation illustrations for unsold series; character designs and storyboards for old favorites such as Space Ghost, Shazzan, and Super Friends; and work taken from both the beginning (Space Angel) and end (Bionic 6) of Toth’s “Saturday kidvid” career, this oversized artbook features observations from animation professionals about his work, plus Alex’s own commentary on the cartoon shows that shaped a generation.
Genius, Animated is filled from cover to cover with must-see material, making it essential reading for Toth-fans and animation enthusiasts alike.