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Interview: Roger Langridge

On Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, while attending the Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, comic book conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.

At SDCC, the BOOM! Studios booth is awesome. They gather together as many of their artists as they can, set them all up in a row, and have them do sketches for their adoring fans. Granted, their lists fill up really fast, so if you want an actual sketch you have to get up pretty early in the morning. But if your goal is to have a chance to talk to/gush at your favorite artist, your wish could be granted pretty quickly. So, when I saw a space open up around Roger Langridge, I jumped in and started gushing. It took a few minutes for me to wind down enough to ask my five questions, but Mr. Langridge was very sweet the entire time I was embarrassing myself. Which is why I love him.

Books mentioned in this video:

  • Adventure Time series, by various
  • Confession time: As you can tell, the noise level at the con was particularly bad at the time we were filming this interview and I can’t for the life of me figure out which book Roger says is his desert island book. All I can make out is that it was released by Fantagraphics and it’s big enough for Roger to float home on. If you know which book he’s talking about, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add the appropriate link.
  • Thanks to intrepid kids comics advocate Kat Kan, we now know the title Mr. Langridge mentioned is Popeye, by E.C. Segar. Horray! (edited 8/3/13)
Eva Volin About Eva Volin

Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.


  1. He said E. C. Segar’s Popeye.

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