Fred the Clown, by Roger Langridge

Roger Langridge was born in New Zealand, where he studied English at the University of Auckland. In 1990, he moved to Great Britain, where he settled for good in 1993. His comics work includes 'Art d' Ecco' and 'Zoot!' for Fantagraphics, and 'Fred the Clown' for Les Cartoonistes Dangereux, plus occasional odd jobs for DC, Deadline, A1, Dark Horse and Fleetway. He has often worked together with his younger brother Andrew Langridge. One of his notable works was the series 'The Straitjacket Fits' in Judge Dredd Megazine.

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He lives in London with his wife Sylvie Joly, who has translated some of his work into French. He earns his living by doing illustration work for educational textbooks and the odd magazine, with occasional comic work. He had his own webcomic, 'Fred the Clown', which he self-published as small press titles and which was also collected in a book by Fantagraphics in 2004.

Muppet Show by Roger Langridge

Langridge then drew the 'Fin Fang Four' with Scott Gray, first for Marvel Monsters and in the digital comic Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. He also gained fame with his 'Muppet Show' artwork, based on Jim Henson's puppet characters, for the comic books published by Boom! Studios. He later got his own title, 'Snarked', and wrote a series of comic books starring 'Popeye' for IDW (artwork by Bruce Ozella, 2012). In 2016 he and Gisèle Lagace created a a comic book mini-series based on Max and Dave Fleischer's cartoon character 'Betty Boop'. 

Frankenstein meets Shirley Temple, by Roger Langridge

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