Moore on Century: ‘For my money, it’s the best one yet’
Diamond’s PreviewsWorld website kicks off a multi-part interview with Alan Moore, who discusses The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Century, new publisher Top Shelf Productions, working with artist Kevin O’Neill, and how this volume differs from Black Dossier:
My mood has lifted a bit since for the 1968 section, so it’s not always sort of a period diatribe, but the way we were feeling seemed to go quite well with the angry and sardonic aspects of Bertolt Brecht’s storylines for the 1910 section. There’s a double-page spread — there’s only one in the book, so the readers will know which one it is when they get to it — that I know, based on how Kevin was working… Kevin works a page at a time, he does page one, he does page two, he does them in order, he doesn’t jump ahead and do his favorite bits, but he was about eight or nine pages away from this double-page spread, and this was on the day that he found out the record with The Black Dossier wasn’t going to be included, and he jumped ahead to this double-page spread, and his feelings about that just flowed out through his pen, through his brush and I was, I have to say, quite startled, quite impressed, when I looked at it, and I just, “Jesus…and I thought I was crushed.” Kevin, he’s quite fiery, and the readers should perhaps look out for that spread and see if they can capture some of the flavor of what we were feeling at the time when we were creating those pages because it’s pretty evident.
Diamond also has a five-page preview of the first issue, which will be released in April.