Ogri by Paul Sample

Paul Sample is a British illustrator and designer, best known as the creator of the biker comic 'Ogri'. He was trained at both Bradford College of Art and Central School of Art in London, where he gained an Honours Degree in Graphic Arts. He began his career while still a student. He got his first assignments from The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and Today, for which he created 'The Zodiac Files'. He later also worked for Melody Maker, Rockstar, Men Only and Skateboard Magazine.

His character 'Ogri' made its first appearance in the pages of Biker magazine in 1967, and remained a regular feature until 2009, after which it was picked up by the motorcycle magazine Back Street Heroes. The character has also inspired a large line of merchandise, including T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters and greeting cards. Sample has also designed book covers, including for books by Flan O'Brien, Tom Sharpe, Michael Bond, David Clayton and Nicholas Salaman. His commercial clients include BBC Radio, The Post Office, Ford, Dunlop, and British Airways.

Sample was one of several cartoonists to make a contribution to 'Spitting Image. The Giant Komic Book' (Pyramid Book Ltd & Octopus Publishing Group, 1988), a comic book based on the satirical puppet TV show 'Spitting Image' by Peter Fluck and Roger Law.

Ogri by Paul Sample


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