|Real name||Kenneth Sample|
|Other names||Ken Coug'r, Coug'r|
|Profession or hobby||Artist, illustrator|
Ken started drawing furries, or as he termed them, Exotics, in 1975. Although he is somewhat reclusive, his extensive body of work is readily available in the form of folio, online and CD collections.
Sample became one of the founders, and the best-known artists, of the macrophile genre, as well as a co-founder and regular contributor to the A.P.A. MegaMorphics. He also contributed character designs to Sean McGuinness's Kaiju Girls, a set of female characters based on japanese giant movie monsters.
Ken's early furry artistic influence included anthropomorphic catgirls showcased on mainstream television animation of the time, including the animated Star Trek's Caitian officer M'Ress, Filmation's The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, and 'Napoleon from Richard S. Meyers (aka Ric Meyers)'s science fiction novel Doomstar.
Initially, though, his first influences had been mainstream superhero comics, and his style of furry drawing reflects these beginnings, featuring athletic figures with smoothly detailed musculature, and finished with crisp inks.
He was one of two illustrators for Other Suns, a science fiction roleplaying game, and currently works with 3D artwork and animation, as well as experimenting with Adobe's Flash animation. His drawing platform is an Apple iPad.
Characters and species
During the 1980s Ken created a large number of species designs, including the felinsect, femaline, silkie, and tigrant. His Genetitech characters from this era exist in an informal shared universe with Rod O'Riley's Fur le Dance characters and Mark Merlino's recoms.
- The American Journal of Anthropomorphics issue 3 (March 1995),p. 19 with "exotics" mention. Retrieved ?.
- MacroFurry.com - Ken's Macro website
- Coug'r on Fur Affinity
- Ken Sample on VCL
- Ken Coug'r on Picarto
- Ken Coug'r on Twitter
- Ken Coug'r on Patreon
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