Kevin O'Neill, co-creator of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, dies at 65

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Comic artist Kevin O'Neill has died at the age of 65 of an unnamed illness, according to a (opens in new tab)

O'Neill was best known for co-creating The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen alongside writer Alan Moore in 1999, which brings together characters from across different eras of literature. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ran for six volumes, including a film adaptation that was rife with legal challenges from Moore and O'Neill themselves.

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But O'Neill's career began long before that in the early '70s, working on fanzines and children's humor comics before breaking into the long-running British anthology comic magazine 2000 AD at its inception.

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Knockabout Comics, the UK publisher of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also offered their condolensces:

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O'Neill's final work was also alongside Moore, with the artist having created several pages for Moore's Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic for Top Shelf.