Some of you out there are saying, "Alex who?" Fair enough. Alex was an artist who worked at his craft and railed against mediocrity in all its forms. He wasn't center spotlight, but he was the guy who gaveus a lot of style even though we may not be aware of it.
In the 60's Alex drew a lot of comics for DC and Western - most notably Eclipso, Hot Wheels and of course Zorro which was later collected in an edition by Eclipse books. He was a tremendous influence on artists such as Howard Chaykin who further refined the elements of Toth's style for his own work. He was an artists' artist - never flashy with technique, but a sledge hammer when it came to design and composition. He set the bar high not only for his fellow artists but for himself.
When he moved to California, Toth began working in the animation industry and that took over as his main source of income. He was one of the "old men" at Hanna Barbera (over on Cahuenga Blvd.) and designed many of their series. For those of you who still don't know who I'm talking about, let me say these two words to put it all into perspective for you: