GBBP 59: Roger Langridge

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 59: Roger Langridge

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This week, we’re thrilled to have Roger Langridge – the all-ages comics genius – on the show. Yes, he’s awesome. And yes, I just made up that “all-ages comics genius” moniker…but it’s totally appropriate.

Roger rose to prominence in the comics industry for his work on Judge Dredd, the Fin Fang Four (of all things), and his own creation Fred the Clown. He then worked (as both writer and illustrator) on Boom! Studios’ relaunched The Muppet Show series, and that’s where his style truly had a chance to shine.

From there, all bets were off. He worked on a series of Muppets book for Boom!, John Carter of Mars (Marvel), Snarked! (Boom!), Popeye (IDW), and The Rocketeer (IDW). And then, in my opinion, came the great stuff: his adaptation of Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow and the marvelous Abigail and the Snowman, both for Boom! Studios.

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GBBP 58: Faith Erin Hicks

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 58: Faith Erin Hicks

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This week, we’re thrilled to have Faith Erin Hicks on the show! Faith is an Eisner Award-winning author and illustrator whose newest book, The Nameless City, comes out today! What are you waiting for? Go grab your copy!

I included The Nameless City in my one-title-per-year roundup of books celebrating the 10th anniversary of publisher First Second Books. Yes, even though it’s only April, this is the book to beat. The Nameless City is the first entry in a planned trilogy that centers on two citizens of the eponymous city – Kaidu and Rat – who find themselves on opposing ideological sides in a city that is perpetually at war and sees occupying forces come and go like the weather.

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