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Heads Up: “Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth” expanded to three volumes!

Today, on the Library of American Comics blog, Dean Mullaney announced that Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth by Mullaney and Bruce Canwell has been expanded to “a three-book set that will be the definitive statement on the restless genius and timeless legacy of Alex Toth.” The lavishly illustrated set will include 1) Genius, Isolated, which will detail Toth’s “life story and work through the early 1960s, when he began his sensational move into animated cartoons”; 2) Genius, Illustrated, which “picks up the story as Toth becomes one of the leading character designers in television animation–continues through his renewed career in comics with Warren, DC, and his creator-owned properties of the 1970s and beyond–and includes an examination of the artist’s poignant final years”; and 3) Genius, Animated, an art book which will reproduce “hundreds of Toth’s model sheets and storyboards,” along with “many full-color presentation pieces designed to sell new series to the networks.” The first book is slated to appear in March 2011, with the others to follow as they are completed, I suppose. And the last bit of good news: “A slipcase for the three-book set will be available with the third book.”

To read Mullaney’s announcement in full, click here.

2 thoughts on “Heads Up: “Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth” expanded to three volumes!

  1. Yes, I actually like the fact that they’re releasing the books one at a time. I’ll probably buy all three, but it’ll be less painful to buy them over a longer period of time than it would be to have to buy them all at once. Also, I’m a big fan of slipcase-edition books!

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