Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2011
T Minus 0: It's Toth Time
Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth goes on sale today. Two years in the making, we're mighty proud of our efforts. Bruce Canwell and I recently sat down for a stimulating interview with Dan Nadel over at the Comics Journal.
Dan also offers the first review of the book, calling it "an astounding achievement. Through thoroughly researched text and a gob-smackingly great selection of visuals, Mullaney and Canwell have done what the best biographers should: Both illuminate their subjects life and decisively show what, precisely, made him worthy of their (and our) attention…
"This book is, for me, a game-changer: The first (literally) expansive visual biography of a classic comic book artist that manages to show and tell just what made the man and the work…
"As a fellow historian, I’m still, weeks later, in awe of it. Anyone with an interest in the medium should own and study this book. It’s one of those."
posted by Dean Mullaney