Thursday, July 20, 2006

Alex Toth tribute at comic-con

There will be a tribute to comics legend Alex Toth
today at the San Diego Comic-Con at 6.00pm.
Sunday, there will also be a display of Toth's work at the
Omni San Diego Hotel Room 5 form 10am to
3pm Rm. 4.

The photo here is one of the last known photos of
Alex during an interview with him on May 8, 2006.
Pictured from left: Benton Jew, Alex Toth, Anson Jew.
Picture was snapped by Paul Power.


At Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 11:14:00 AM PDT, Blogger Bosch Fawstin said...

This is Bosch, we met at San Diego Comicon last year, you bought my book Table for One at my booth. It must have been great spending a little time with The Man and I cannot wait to hear his thoughts in the interview you did with him. Hope you're doing well.

At Monday, July 24, 2006 at 4:35:00 PM PDT, Blogger Parker said...

Benton, good to meet you at the show!

At Monday, July 24, 2006 at 10:06:00 PM PDT, Blogger Czarmangis said...

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At Monday, July 24, 2006 at 10:13:00 PM PDT, Blogger Czarmangis said...

Hello Benton,
It's me,Czarmangis....
It seems to me that you seem to admire Master Toth as much as I do,Although I have never met him or even seen a photo of him in my entire life thus far at my age of 38. I would like to apologize for the 'stuff' that occured at the site but I still say that picture is poison.
I will give you a 'mulligan' now that it has been removed from the Toth Site, as it should be(surely you understand) and would like to add that I think you are a true fan...not only a fan but an artist of the School of Toth.
You are now... a student...a a student of the school of Toth.
I hope to meet you someday soon as a friend.

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 1:55:00 PM PDT, Blogger Dave Cook said...

Hi, Benton,
I appreciated the photo being posted to the Tothfans site. I'm sorry it was deleted -- that wasn't my doing, but the webmaster's.

Alex wrote to me about the interviews and seeing your work and the Sickles stuff.

I hope you'll come over and pitch in at the Toth site more often.

Dave Cook

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 8:09:00 PM PDT, Blogger Jeff Rose said...

Mr. Mangis,

I have privately emailed my reasons for deleting the thread to Benton.

But to be clear publicly, it was not anything that Benton did that caused the thread to go away.

The Tothfans website is a place for respectful civil conversation. Insults have no place between civil people. Especially in public. The entire topic became very un-civil and perhaps embarrassing to some. It was certainly embarrassing to me. Items posted to the web can and do live on forever if not removed.

But I see now that you have, in your own way, apologized to Benton.

Could you do me a favor and post a public apology to Benton and his brother on the Tothfans website?

Thank you,
Jeff Rose (from

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 9:28:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Thanks for all the concern, but theres no need for all that! My lack of response has more to do with my
being really busy than anything else. I accept Czar's
apology and there are no hard feelings. I'll have a post
back at tothfans later if anyone still cares. Thanks again.


At Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 6:20:00 PM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

Very cool....but what is it with comic legends never smiling for the camera?
(Ok, probably not the most reverential thing to say, but...)

At Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 6:24:00 PM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

btw... about my last comment... after reading the bits about the battle of wordz in Tothspace, I realize my comments can be taken too seriously---

To toth-fans out there: Just kidding about Toth's expression in the photo- no flames, please! ;o


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