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Wishing Alex Toth and all Tothfans a very Happy Holidays!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, January 19, 2003 / 12:01am CST in News

Here is the fantastic Tothfans Christmas card drawn by fellow Tothfan Nicolas Blocteur. The card and greetings were signed (via scans) and mailed to Toth in time for Christmas!

Many thanks to Nicolas and all who signed this year!


“Bravo For Adventure” – Chapter 1!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, December 16, 2002 / 12:12am CST in News

Just in time for the Holidays! Alex Toth's gift to us all -- the first 12-page installment of "Bravo for Adventure", Toth’s magnum opus serialized as he originally meant for it to be! Complete with notes and comments - the Auteur show us his vision!


Thanksgiving early!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, December 2, 2002 / 12:12am CST in News

A grand week on the Tothfans site, just in time to be "thankful" for Thanksgiving -- a feast for the eyes and mind to beat the feasts for the stomach! Alex has done the next 17-page "dream" sequence of "Bravo for Adventure", dialoguing with ol' Dave Cook about design, free association and other assorted fun. PLUS -- longtime Toth friends and


Annotated 'Who is Jesse Bravo?'!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, November 10, 2002 / 12:11am CST in News

It's here!!! The first four pages of Toth's original masterpiece "Bravo for Adventure" have arrived for the 'Annotated Toth'! Toth starts with the introductory story "Who is Jesse Bravo?" that he did for the Dragon Lady Press printing. In this 'Annotated', Toth banters with Dave Cook about the filmic influences, design & fashions as well as


Exclusive Toth Columns!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, November 4, 2002 / 12:11am CST in News

Wow! Now we're really "official" -- Alex has joined us for his own platform! As he often quotes, "Unhappy is the know-it-all with no one to tell it to." Well, now, he has his own web magazine without any interference from editors (although he still has to face the Forums). Check out the first three offerings under Articles -- "Let's Face It",


Memoir: Sol Harrison and knowing “what to leave out”


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, October 13, 2002 / 12:10am CDT in News

At times it’s to imagine that Toth was not born with his clean and powerful style right out of the gate. But as this latest postcard from Toth shows he also learned his lessons from others like Sol Harrison and worked hard to apply them - and apply them he did to legendary effect!Along with the memoir is an image from a section of an envelope that Toth uses as an example for us young Tyros to


It's Official! New URL! Updates!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, October 5, 2002 / 12:10am CDT in News

SPECIAL ANOUNCMENT: It's official folks. Alex has given his blessing to the site! From now on 'Toth Fans' is the one and only "Official" Alex Toth website! A special thanks needs to go out to Dave Cook and John Hitchcock. Without them it never would have happened. Thanks guys!So in celebration we have a new URL too! No more goofy URL that you have to bookmark to remember just type -


Toth: 'Sez me'


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sat, December 7, 2002 / 12:12am CST in News

Ever wonder what tools Toth uses to put his masterful lines down on paper with? Well wonder no more as Toth has send along a nice letter filled with 'doodles' and "Tool Talk"


Annotated Unreal!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, September 8, 2002 / 12:09am CDT in News

The "Annotated Unreal!" is now online. Toth is really starting to get into the swing of it now. Check it out..."The Annotated Unreal! "


Annotated Survival!


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, August 20, 2002 / 12:08am CDT in News

All right, I'm sure everyone is super disappointed that I have not yet posted my San Diego Comicon 2002 report, right? But I figured that I had had a choice - 1.) Do my Con report or 2.) Post a new installment of one of Toth's Annotated stories. So here it is from John H. and the hand of Toth - "The Annotated Survival! " Will you ever forgive me...?


Annotated "The Monument"


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, July 14, 2002 / 12:07am CDT in News

The latest installment of "THE ANNOTATED TOTH" as been posted! In this installment John and Alex discuss The Monument." Enjoy!


"White Devil...Yellow Devil!" Annotated


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, June 24, 2002 / 12:06am CDT in News

John has sent us the latest installment of "THE ANNOTATED TOTH". This time Alex and John cover the classic White Devil...Yellow Devil!"I'm in the process of trying to figure out how I want to handle the display of these great pages, so please accept my apologies for the poor design. I will be working on a new one as soon as I can.


A Community Helping Out and Gallery Update


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, June 16, 2002 / 12:06am CDT in News

-A Community Helping Out-As reported by Steve Lieber on our Forums, Comic creator Bill Loebs and his wife are going through some very tough financial times right now, and folks all over the web are pitching in to help them get


'The Annotated Toth' presents 'Daddy and the Pie'


      Contributed by:tothfans on Wed, June 5, 2002 / 12:06am CDT in News

All right Toth fans, it's official now! Alex's first official 'The Annotated Toth' contribution has been posted in the "Articles" section! This month Alex annotates 'Daddy and the Pie'. We all hoped that he would participate to the site and now our wish has come true. I'm sure I speak for all us Toth Fans by thanking John


Toth Notes


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, May 28, 2002 / 12:05am CDT in News

Here are some great notes from the hand of Alex in response to some of the dialogues going on in the 'Forums' here at 'Toth Fans'. Check them out here.


May Gallery Update


      Contributed by:tothfans on Sun, May 26, 2002 / 12:05am CDT in News

It's time for another Gallery update. This month we have included a new version of the Zorro drawing that was in the April Gallery. Toth added some shading to the new drawing so you can now compare the 'clean line' with the shaded


New Pages For 'The Annotated Toth'


      Contributed by:tothfans on Fri, May 24, 2002 / 12:05am CDT in News

Another great group of pages annotated by Toth has been posted in the "Articles" section. This time, Toth annotates the classic "Kui" story published by Warren Publishing. Also a bonus page from 'Bravo for Adventure'.


April Gallery Update


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, April 30, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

The Gallery has been updated with nine new drawings. It contains new Toth Art provided by Dave Cook including a stunning new Batman drawing! You can find it under the April2002 section in the Gallery.Update! - Just added a drawing to the Gallery April2002 update that will silence any


The Annotated Toth - Continued


      Contributed by:tothfans on Fri, April 26, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

Dave Cook recently started a topic thread in the Forums about having Alex himself get involved here at 'Toth Fans'. Although it has not yet happened, during the discussions John Hitchcock mentioned that it would be a good idea to send Alex photocopies of pages for reference. Dave Cook responded back that he done this in the past and offered to scan these examples in to be posted here. Dave also


The Annotated Toth


      Contributed by:tothfans on Thu, April 25, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

The cult of the Auteur rules in the film world. With the advent and mass acceptance of the DVD format, directors commentary on films has become a commonplace occurrence. These commentaries can provide more than just background on a film, instead they can provide a deep look inside the filmmakers vision and thought process as well as give the history and story behind the film.What does all this


More Art for sale or Alex Toth Auction Helps a Friend - Part II


      Contributed by:tothfans on Tue, April 23, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

After the success of the last Art sales, Alex has requested that more of his Art go up for auction to help out his friend. For fear of repeating myself, see the news article posted on 4/11/02. This time the auction contains such notable characters as Zorro,


Noel Sickles Interview in the Journal


      Contributed by:tothfans on Wed, April 17, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

The new April 2002 Comics Journal contains an interview with Toth's favorite artist Noel Sickles. The interview was conducted by Gil Kane, Ron Goulart and Dick Higgins back in 1973. And that's not all! There is a 'Tothfans' connection as well as one of our very own 'Tothfans' community members


Alex Toth Auction Helps a Friend


      Contributed by:tothfans on Thu, April 11, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

At this point regular visitors to the site have only seen E-bay auctions make the news here if they were busting fraudulent Toth art. However, five special auctions have started on E-bay that were requested by Alex himself. According to the listing, "They're being sold at


Alex Toth Named 7th Most Influential Comic Artist of All Time


      Contributed by:tothfans on Thu, April 11, 2002 / 12:04am CDT in News

This months Wizard Magazine named Alex Toth number 7 in an article listing the "10 Most Influential Comic Book Artists of All Time". Toth is listed along with fellow legends like Will Eisner and Jack Kirby. According to the writer of the article Jim McLauchlin, "Only one thing counted when choosing our top 10: influence."Alex making a


Setting the record straight - part II


      Contributed by:tothfans on Mon, April 1, 2002 / 12:04am CST in News

Some folks may remember back in early January of this year when Dave Cook spotted some art for sale on ebay.com which was being erroneously credited to the Master himself. Well, Dave recently found some more art for auction which also looked suspicious. In an effort to again set the record straight and find out the