Roger Langridge

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Roger Langridge
Born (1967-02-14) 14 February 1967 (age 55)
New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Area(s)Writer, artist, letterer
AwardsNational Comics Award for Best Online Strip for Fred the Clown (2003)

Roger Langridge (born 14 February 1967) is a New Zealand comics writer, artist and 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. 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]

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.[citation needed]



Comic work includes:



  • 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.


  1. ^ Fred, Mugwhump & More: Talking to Roger Langridge, Newsarama, 2 September 2008
  2. ^ Marvel Revives Classic Monsters in October, Newsarama, 8 July 2005
  3. ^ Previews: Marvel Holiday Special, Ult Vision #1, Newsarama, 5 December 2006
  4. ^ Giant-Size Avengers III: The Return of Fin Fang Four, Newsarama, 23 November 2007
  5. ^ Marvel Digital: Roger Langridge Talks Fin Fang Four, Newsarama, 21 October 2008
  6. ^ O'Shea, Tim (13 July 2009). "Talking Comics with Tim: Roger Langridge". Robot 6. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  7. ^ The Orbiting Pod #65: Roger Langridge, 11 May 2012. Archived 12 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine


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