Roger Langridge

Roger and Me

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I’ve never met Roger Langridge* – though somehow ours paths have crossed over time. Above is his pinup/review for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which he did with Manga Studio for the first time 🙂

I first encountered his work when I bought a copy of Fred the Clown, and there was an energy and style that reminded me of the Beano and Dandy cartoons I loved growing up (my mom would buy them from a bookstore in Seremban and me and my sis would copy pictures off ’em, Dennis the Menace, Billy Whizz, Roger the Dodger, the Bash Streets Boys and on and on)

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(Beano Fanart by Cheryl Liew)

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(Beano fanart by me)

For some reason Marvel comics put us together for a Spiderman short called “Nightmare Commute” in 2010, and it was one of those odd moments when you find yourself in contact with someone’s work you’d read and assumed would always be at that author-reader distance. (Another was working with Marc Hempel on My Faith in Frankie, having read  Gregory)

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After that, I’d ask  Roger to do pinups to help promote Malinky Robot and The Shadow Hero as well, and he’s always game despite his busy schedule.

And I got the chance to sort of return the favour with an alternative cover for his series Abigail and the Snowman a couple of years back.

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I guess the point of all this is maybe partly about the way the internet has allowed us to connect and work together in ways that would have been a lot more difficult when we were still using faxes and snail mail.

But more than that – Roger’s generosity (and those of many others, from David Mazzuchelli to Robb Mommaerts,  Gene Yang to Aaron McConnell) reminds me of the need to be less solipsistic myself, less caught up in work and deadlines.

To try to always ask:

What Would Alan Rickman Do?

or again

and again

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Ok back to erasing now, don’t-call-me-I’ll-call-you :p

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*edit: As it turns out this is a Lie, as Roger remembers : “…it was at the San Diego Comic Con… at a bar across the road from the convention centre, at some Disney-related thing. Charly LaGreca (of the Indie Spinner Rack podcast) introduced us, but it must have been after we’d already done the Spider-Man story, because I recall telling Charly we already “knew” one another through collaborating on that.

Yipes! Blur Sotong as usual :-0

 

 

 

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Fate Covers

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Doctor Fate Covers, issue 1-5

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And some for Boom Studios below 🙂

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Variant Cover for Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman

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Cover for Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Witches anthology

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Variant cover for Americatown

The 27

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All the 27 Shadow Hero pinups compiled in one place!

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/08/27-artists-celebrate-first-asian.html


A big thanks to Paolo Rivera, Roger Langridge, Jason Caffoe, Box Brown, MK Reed, James Kochalka, Jeffrey Brown, Steve Lieber, Dan Santat, Fabio Moon, Greg Ruth, Chris Schweizer, Leland Myrick, Thien Pham, Kazu Kibuishi, George O’Connor, Jonathan Hill, Robb Mommaerts, Lark Pien, Derek Kirk Kim, Chris Giarusso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tomer Hanuka and Ben Hatke!

I’ll get round to linking all those names to websites in the near future :p

The book is on its 3rd week on the New York Times Best Sellers list, thank to everyone who’s supported it!

 

 

Guest Artists

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The Shadow Hero is out this month (July 15!) and here’s a list of guest artists who’ve agreed to do a pinup for the launch! :p

Paolo Rivera, Roger Langridge,Jason Caffoe, Box Brown, MK Reed, James Kochalka, Jeffrey Brown, Steve Lieber, Dan Santat, Fabio Moon, Greg Ruth, Chris Schweizer, Leland Myrick, Thien Pham, Kazu Kibuishi, George O’Connor, Jonathan Hill, Robb Mommaerts, Lark Pien, Derek Kirk Kim, Chris Giarusso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tomer Hanuka & Ben Hatke.

The mind boggles. http://www.macteenbooks.com/ya/the-shadow-hero-celebrating-the-first-asian-american-superhero/

Malinky Robot: Collected Stories & Other Bits

The english collection of Malinky Robot is out on August 3 from Image comics. Featuring stories from the French and Italian collections (Stinky Fish Blues, Bicycle, Karukuri, Dead Souls Day Out), as well as a new piece (New Year’s Day). Also includes pinups by Mike Allred, Koh Hong Teng, Roger Langridge, Skottie Young, FSC, Arron McConnell, Tony Sandoval , Nicolas Bannister, Gary Choo, Nicholas Jainschigg, Evan Larson, Robb Mommaerts and Nancy Zhang!

Solicit copy below!

Order code: JUN110503

MALINKY ROBOT: COLLECTED STORIES & OTHER BITS  TP

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AUGUST 3

128 PAGES / FC / E

$16.99

Street urchins Atari and Oliver are out to steal bicycles, watch Giant Robot movies and spend some Large Denominational Bills!

MALINKY ROBOT collects five tales by Eisner-nominated artist SONNY LIEW (MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, WONDERLAND, SENSE & SENSIBILITY) featuring stinky fish, philosopher-labourers and summer rain.

A recipient of the Xeric Award, the Utopiales SF Festival’s Best SF Album award and featured in the acclaimed FLIGHT anthologies, MALINKY ROBOT blends dystopian sci-fi and indie sensibilities into a uniquely charming, off-kilter world.

Plus pinups by MIKE ALLRED, ROGER LANDGRIDGE, SKOTTIE YOUNG and more!