Roger Langridge


Roger Langridge

Infobox comics creator
name = Roger Langridge



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birthdate = birth date and age|1967|02|14
location = New Zealand
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nationality = New Zealander
area = Artist, writer, letterer
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website = http://homepage.mac.com/hotelfred/index.html

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

Biography

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 by the end had realised that they were in a comic strip and had burst out from the edge of the frame.

His cartoony art proved perfect for the series, and he has 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.

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

Bibliography

Comics

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":
** "Sponts A-Go-Go" (with Chris Standley and Paul Peart, "Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future" #14, 1996)
** "Medusa" (with Alan Barnes and Paul Peart, "Judge Dredd Lawman of the Future" #19-20, 1996)

*"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)

Collections

Collections:

* "", 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.

Also illustrated for Doctor Who magazine. He provided one panel humorous images for the Review section. Roger also provides a weekly illustration for the UK TV magazine Inside Soap.

References

* [http://www.2000adonline.com/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=ROGERL 2000 AD profile]

External links

*official|http://homepage.mac.com/hotelfred/index.html
* [http://hotelfred.blogspot.com/ Personal blog]
* [http://www.webcomicsnation.com/rogerlangridge/BIBLIOGRAPHY.php A bibliography by the author himself]
* [http://www.toptwothreefilms.com/films/aidc/bts/interviews/f20041002/index(3).html Interview with Top Two Three Films]
*Online comics at [http://www.webcomicsnation.com/rogerlangridge/index.php WebComicsNation] and at [http://www.moderntales.com/comics/hotelfred.php?view=toc Modern Tales] .


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