TwoMorrows Publishing (publisher of the comic industry's top historical and "how-to" magazines) is celebrating the life and career of legendary comics artist Alex Toth with a special issue of Alter Ego magazine. Due for release in December, Alter Ego #63 will spotlight Toth's contributions to comics, through a massive assemblage of professional tributes and rare and unseen Toth art.
Having worked in the industry since comics' Golden Age, Alex knew and worked with most of the top writers, artists, editors, and publishers from the 1940s to today. This issue is their turn to share memories of the acclaimed artist, and a veritable "who's who" of Toth associates is already on board to pay tribute. Any other professionals interested in contributing are encouraged to e-mail editor Roy Thomas at email@example.com with their submissions.
Alter Ego #63 will also feature a never-published interview with Toth by Michael Vance, as well as a look at Toth's own favorite artists, so readers can see where the master got some of the inspiration that sustained him through a lifelong career in comics.
Toth has been a regular contributor to Alter Ego for several years, submitting his recollections of comics history on his infamous handwritten postcards, before his untimely passing at the end of May. He was so prolific with his correspondence, that Alter Ego editor Roy Thomas has a large backlog of Toth submissions, so his comments will continue to appear in Alter Ego for some time to come.