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ep 207 Kevin O'Neil An Extraordinary Gentleman

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On this edition of the Word Balloon podcast, we present a
conversation with artist Kevin O'Neil, to discuss this month's
release of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III):
Century #1 ("1910") drawn by O'Neil and written by Alan Moore.

Kevin discusses the background of the story, and his views on past characters like
Mister Hyde Mina Murray, the mysterious Orlando, and the Family line of Captain Nemo.
His thoughts on the LXG film, and the origins and future plans of his co-creation with Pat Mills, Marshal Law .

The interview does cover plot points and setting that have been discussed in other preview
articles and reviews of the book, so beware.

Her are some non spoiler quotes from the talk...

On the inclusion of Nemo's daughter in the 1910 League.

"She occupies a great part of the story, and we will follow her in later books."

On the process of putting the literary cameos and pop culture easter eggs in a subtle way.

"We just have to tread a careful line as to how we populate the book..
as we proceed with incredible numbers of different characters in street scenes
and backgrounds or newspaper headlines ...it's a lot of work, but we realize
we have these Jess Nevins books analyze every single panel and we know
a lot of people who like that  it...however if you don't know the references,
it won't spoil the enjoyment of the story, it's just another layer of
fictional stuff going on alongside the main story."

On the creation of