Roger Langridge

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Roger Langridge
Born (1967-02-14) 14 February 1967 (age 47)
New Zealand
Nationality New Zealander
Area(s) Artist, writer, letterer

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Roger Langridge (born 14 February 1967) is a New Zealand-born comics writer/artist/letterer, currently living in Britain.

Biography[edit]

Langridge originally came to public prominence most notably with the Judge Dredd Megazine series The Straitjacket Fits (written by David Bishop), a surreal, hallucinatory, convention-bending strip set in an insane asylum with a cast of characters who realised they were in a comic strip and burst from the edge of the frame. He had previously been a regular artist for the 1988 issues of the Auckland University Students' Association's magazine Craccum.

His cartoon style proved perfect for the series and he continued to work for the Megazine, in addition to a series of comedy books dedicated to his Buster Keaton-inspired character Fred the Clown, which he wrote and drew as a webcomic before self-publishing the material as small press titles. These were collected as a single volume by Fantagraphics Books in 2004. His work on Fred the Clown was nominated for two Eisner Awards, a Harvey Award, a Reuben Award and an Ignatz Award.[1] Langridge also does illustration work.

He has also provided artwork for Shaenon Garrity's Smithson webcomic.

Langridge has provided the Fin Fang Four, with Scott Gray, first for Marvel Monsters,[2] then a series of short stories[3][4] and in late 2008 as a digital comic on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.[5]

He was the writer, and usually the cartoonist for, Boom! Studios' The Muppet Show comics (2009-12).[6]

In 2012, he scripted for IDW a four-issue Popeye miniseries, illustrated by Bruce Ozella, so successful that even before the second issue it was expanded into an "ongoing" series, according to Langridge.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Example of the world of Fred The Clown

Comics[edit]

Comic work includes:

  • Razor #8 Associates in "Searching" (with writer Cornelius Stone (1988)
  • Art d'Ecco (with Andrew Langridge, in Art d'Ecco #1-4, Fantagraphics, 1990–1992)
  • Zoot! (with Andrew Langridge - six-issue series, Fantagraphics, 1993–1994)
  • Knuckles the Malevolent Nun (with co-creator Cornelius Stone, in Knuckles #1 & 2, 1991 and A1 (Series 1) #5, 1991)
  • "Frankenstein Meets Shirley Temple" (in A1 (Series 2) #1-4, 1992)

Collections[edit]

Collections:

  • Knuckles the Malevolent Nun 1: No More Mrs. Nice Nun, with Cornelius Stone, Antipodes Publishing, 2003.
  • Fred the Clown, Fantagraphics Books, 2004.
  • The Louche and Insalubrious Escapades of Art d'Ecco, with Andrew Langridge, Fantagraphics Books, 2006.

For Doctor Who magazine he did one-panel humorous images for the "Review" section. He also does a weekly illustration for the UK TV magazine Inside Soap.

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