Kevin O’Neill, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Co-Creator and comic book artist died at the age of 69.
How Did Kevin O’Neill Die?
Kevin O’Neill, co-creator of Marshall Law, Cinema Purgatorio, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, had passed away at the age of 69 following a protracted illness. Before founding his own fanzine, Just Imagine: The Journal of Film and Television Special Effects, he started working in comics at the age of 16 for UK publisher IPC, serving as an office assistant for the weekly British comic Buster.
Kevin O’Neill Cause Of Death
Kevin O’Neill, co-creator of Marshall Law died at the age of 69 due to a protracted illness. However, to get their thoughts on the situation, Daily Info Express is attempting to contact family and close friends. There has been no reaction so far.
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Kevin O’Neil’s Career
He began his career in comics at the young age of 16, working on kid-friendly comics for IPC, the publisher of “2000 AD,” in the year 1969. He worked at the storied science fiction publication from its inception in 1977 until he and Mills co-founded Nemesis in 1980, illustrating Tharg the Mighty stories and other lighthearted strips. The grim, bloody strip, which made Kevin O’Neill one of 2000 AD’s most well-liked cartoonists, featured a demonic alien as he engaged the genocidal Torquemada, Grand Master of the Terran Empire.
Early in the 1980s, he also began working as a freelancer for DC Comics. He and Moore worked together on the 1986 “Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual” #2 story “Tygers,” which featured Hal Jordan’s predecessor Abin Sur and served as a prelude to the Red Lantern Atrocitus’ debut. The comic was published by DC without the Comics Code Authority’s seal of approval because of the Comics Code Authority’s objections to his unsettling artwork, which featured weird and sinister creatures. He was nonetheless banned by the CCA from popular American superhero comics as a result.
Three Harvey Awards, two Eisner Awards, the 1999 National Comics Award for Best New Comic (International), and the 2000 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative were given to O’Neill during his lifetime. Among those who have paid respect to him online are Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, Tom King, and Andy Diggle. Gillen wrote, “Only met [him] once, and he was as delightful as the edifices of elaborate joyous terror he made were insane. I adore all of his artistic phases, but the intensity of the 1980s work was unique.
Tribute To Kevin
Davey Baker tweeted,
Rest In Peace, Kevin O’Neill. I’ll forever be inspired by your work.
I have just found out Kevin O’Neill has died. His amazing artwork has always been an inspiration for me as an artist and a delight for me as someone who enjoys comics.
Gutted to read about Kevin O’Neill. His art was just something else. Frenetic yet intricate, disturbing yet sublime. You could spend hours losing yourself in each panel and piece he made.
Scream Chocula Scream tweeted,
Saddened to hear of the passing of Kevin O’Neill. A true comics original, whose style was weird and wild and undeniably unique. Here’s a sketch he did for me at Comicon near 20 years ago.
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