Ken Sample

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Ken Sample
Real name Kenneth Sample
Other names Ken Coug'r, Coug'r
Profession or hobby Artist, illustrator
Character species Cougar
Ken Sample's Fursona.

Ken Sample (full Kenneth Sample), also known as Ken Coug'r or just Coug'r, is a furry artist and former Rowrbrazzler who lives in California, USA, along with his wife Lisa Sample.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Ken started drawing furries, or as he termed them, Exotics, in 1975.[1] Although he is somewhat reclusive, his extensive body of work is readily available in the form of folio, online and CD collections.

Furry macrophilia[edit]

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.

Artistic influence[edit]

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,[1] 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[edit]

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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The American Journal of Anthropomorphics issue 3 (March 1995),p. 19 with "exotics" mention. Retrieved ?.

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Contributors and members of Rowrbrazzle
Permanent Honorary Members
Ken Sample (1988 - onwards) · Fred Patten (2006 - onwards) · Marc Schirmeister ( ? - onwards)
Juan Alfonso · Robert Alley · Kaijima Appleseed · Kjartan "Karno" Arnorsson · Mark D. Ashworth · James Edward Babcock · Donna Barr · Greg Bear  · Mitch Beiro · James W. 'Tibo' Birdsall · James L. Brandt · Charles Brubaker · Andrea Cavallaro · Michael Campbell · Dan Canaan · Robert Carspecken · Jack Cavanaugh · Richard Chandler · Jimmy Chin  · Don Chisholm · Steve Corbett · John Cosgriff · Mike Curtis (often with Carole Curtis)  · Darin C. Davis  · Bernard Doove · David DuPerre · Eric Elliott  · Will Faust  · Timothy Fay · Bill Fitts · Dan Flahive  · Bill Fortier  · Brad W. Foster  · Mark Freid  · Jason "Jagafeh" Gaffney  · Carl Gafford  · Charles Garofalo · Roz Gibson · Sara K. Gray  · Jim Groat · William Earl Haskell · Robert S. Haynie Jr. · Cathy Hill  · Robert Hill · Garret Ho  · Tracy Horton · Zephery Hughes · Jenner · Mike Kazaleh · Shawn Keller · Mike Kelly · Steve Kerry · Paul Kidd · Kris Kreutzman · Dave Kuhn · Tom Linehan · Monika Livingstone · Scott Malcomson · Steve Martin · Jed Gary Martinez · Michael-Scot McMurry · Chuck Melville · Mark Merlino · Karl F. Meyers · Noah Miller · Tom Milliorn · Rusty Mills · Rudy Minger · Carolyn Mitchell · Wayne Modjeski · Jeremy Morales · J.P. Morgan · Phil Morrissey · Cindy Murata · Lex Nakashima · Per Okerstrom · Rod O'Riley · Tom Owens · Michael Oxley · Valerio Pastore · Roy D. Pounds II · James "Q" Price · Betty Roget · Melody Rondeau · Lance Rund · Stan Sakai · Chris Sanders · Chris Sawyer · Lou Scarborough · M. Schaefer · Steven F. Scharff · David Schneberger · Bob Scott · Axel Shaikman · Jay Shell · Ted Sheppard · James Smith · Terrie Smith · Wolf Smith · Chris Sobieniak  · John Speidel  · Mark Stanley · Joe Strike · Peter Stoller · Michael J. Susko Jr. · Henry Thiel · G. W. Thomas · Marc S. Tucker · Tom Verre · Diana Vick · Edd Vick · Mark Wallace · Wendell Washer · Taral Wayne · Deal Whitley · Colleen Winters · Jeff Wood · Zjonni
See also