According to a posting on the official Alex Toth Web site, the legendary artist/designer has passed away. He was 78.
Born on June 25th, 1928
in New York City, Toth is known for his work as a designer and creator
of a number of comics and animated properties. Probably his best known
creations to the public at large were for Hanna Barbera, where in the
'60s and '70s he designed much loved creations like Space Ghost, Josie
and the P----cats, The Herculoids and the Super Friends. His design
influence is still felt today as many of those early cartoons have been
reappropriated for new shows on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, such as
the popular "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast" and "Sea Lab 2021."
Toth's oldest son Eric
said Saturday evening his father passed away early Saturday morning
while sitting at his drawing table. No further details were available,
but Eric did note that an appropriate memorial panel may be planned at
this summer's Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Eric Toth said, "…all
of your cards and letters of the recent past were very much appreciated
by my father. Only in these last years did he begin to understand and
accept the fact that his work had touched so many people's lives."