Dana Palmer (one of Toth's children) told us, "We have been working on the placement of some of Dad's artwork onto doodle pads, t-shirts, etc.. and feel the line is simple, clean and will be very popular amongest Dad's fans. the goal would be that any funds collected from the sale of these pieces could ultimately begin a scholarship fund at some point and/or assist the family with future projects."
More can be found on the store descripton.. "This site is dedicated to our father, the late cartoonist Alex Toth, who has left his presence behind within the wonderful body of work he created. This site will not only enable friends, family and fans to own something fun with his work and name on it, but also help to continue the large project of archiving his original works. Ultimately, the family is also dedicated to one day creating a scholarship in his name. Thank you for your interest! Dana Palmer, Carrie Morash, Eric Toth, Damon Toth. Website Design by Vivian Procopio."
I have placed a link at the top of the site to get you quickly to the store from everywhere on the site.
So pick up some merchandise Toth fans. The store is open now!
Some time in late 1969(?) or 1970, DC comics and ABC created product tie-in comic books and cartoon episodes based on the famous and very popular Mattel toys.
Rumor has it that the cartoon was canceled because it was not much more than a 1/2 hour commercial. As we know Toth designed the characters and created some of his best comic book art in the DC comic book.
Unfortunately not much Toth art in the opening theme bit. It's more like a commercial than an opening theme. If this opening is any indication of the show, I can see why in the "dark ages" of TV that they had some issues with it. Now of course everything is a big product blur; practically every cartoon has toys and vice-versa.
It would be nice to see an episode of this cartoon. IMDB details for the show.
While I'm sure "a nickel a page" is probably an exaggeration, I don't doubt you that the colorists' pay wasn't the greatest -- too bad too, because it certainly was/is an important part of the equation.
I noticed that myself, especially page 7, panel 5. Perhaps Mort assisted him on this one. The hand on that panel is all Toth, though. On page 3, panel 3, the character on the far left looks as if drawn by Jack Sparling