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

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


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.

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]


Example of the world of Fred The Clown


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)



  • 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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