Genius, Isolated is…an astounding achievement. Through thoroughly researched text and a gob-smackingly great selection of visuals, Mullaney and Canwell have done what the best biographers should: Both illuminate their subjects life and decisively show what, precisely, made him worthy of their (and our) attention. This book is, for me, a game-changer: The first (literally) expansive visual biography of a classic comic book artist that manages to show and tell just what made the man and the work. Anyone with an interest in the medium should own and study this book. It’s one of those.
This massive coffee-table biography-cum-compilation makes a compelling argument for Toth’s stature through its painstakingly researched text and copious visual examples that demonstrate his masterful illustration, graphic economy, and elegantly powerful design sense. Crucially, it reprints many complete stories—most shot from the original artwork—permitting full appreciation of his commanding storytelling.