14 February 1967 |
|Area(s)||Artist, writer, letterer|
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. Langridge also does illustration work.
Langridge has provided the Fin Fang Four, with Scott Gray, first for Marvel Monsters, then a series of short stories and in late 2008 as a digital comic on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
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.
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)
- Judge Dredd:
- The Straitjacket Fits (with David Bishop):
- "The Straitjacket Fits" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #1.09-1.20, 1991–1992)
- "The Final Fit" (in Judge Dredd Yearbook 1993 1992)
- Fred the Clown, Les Cartoonistes Dangereux, 1999.
- "The Story of a Nut Gone Bad..." (in Flinch #13, DC, 2000)
- Fred the Clown #1-5, self-published, 2001-2002.
- Batman: "Auteurism" (with John Arcudi, in Legends of the Dark Knight #162-163, DC, 2003)
- "Abe Sapien Star of the B.P.R.D." (with John Arcudi, in Hellboy: Weird Tales, #4, Dark Horse, 2003)
- Whatever Happened To?: "Cookie" (with Simon Spurrier, in Judge Dredd Megazine #2.17, 2004)
- Fett Club (with Kevin Rubio, in Star Wars Tales 24, Dark Horse, 2005)
- A story in the Bizarro World anthology, DC, 2005.
- Marvel Monsters: "Fin Fang Four" (with Scott Gray, 2005)
- "Moleman's Christmas" (with Shaenon Garrity, in Marvel Christmas Special #1, Marvel, 2006)
- "How Fin Fang Foom Saves Christmas " (with Scott Gray, in Marvel Christmas Special 2006 #1, Marvel, 2007)
- "Return of the Fin Fang Four: Shrink Rap" (with Scott Gray, in Avengers Giant-Size #1, Marvel, 2008)
- The Muppet Show (Boom Studios, 2009)
- Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Marvel, 2010)
- Muppets Presents: Family Reunion (Marvel, 2011)
- John Carter of Mars: A Princess of Mars #1-5 (Marvel, 2011)
- Snarked! #0,1-12 (Boom! Studios, 2011-2012)
- Popeye #1-12 (IDW Publishing, 2012-2013)
- The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #1-4(IDW Publishing, 2013)
- King:Mandrake the Magician #1 (Dynamite Entertainment, 2015)
- 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.
- Fred, Mugwhump & More: Talking to Roger Langridge, Newsarama, 2 September 2008
- Marvel Revives Classic Monsters in October, Newsarama, 8 July 2005
- Previews: Marvel Holiday Special, Ult Vision #1, Newsarama, 5 December 2006
- Giant-Size Avengers III: The Return of Fin Fang Four, Newsarama, 23 November 2007
- Marvel Digital: Roger Langridge Talks Fin Fang Four, Newsarama, 21 October 2008
- O'Shea, Tim (13 July 2009). "Talking Comics with Tim: Roger Langridge". Robot 6. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- The Orbiting Pod #65: Roger Langridge, 11 May 2012.
- Official website
- Online comics at WebComicsNation
- Roger Langridge at Act-i-vate
- Modern Tales
- Interview with Futureal Studio
- "Interview with Roger Langridge", The Comics Reporter, 16 October 2005