About Paul

Cartoonist Illustrator Paul Hampson by his studio in Hampshire

You have reached the portfolio of cartoonist Paul Hampson.
This is the place to view Paul’s observational humour, visual wit, and sketchy mischievously detailed illustrations. All drawn with pen and ink, the softest of pencils and the brightest of colours.

Paul’s work has appeared for General Motors, Carlsberg Lager, The BBC and Sainsbury’s, among many others. He has sharpened his pencils for the National Lottery, Oxford University Press and recently Des O’Connor’s best selling book of comic verse.

Look through these two portfolio pages and enjoy viewing!

Contact Paul if you think he might help with your next project. Go directly to his shop – to buy Giclée prints, cards and a range of other items carrying his drawn to the New Forest humour images.



Portfolio 1

Paul’s drawings have appeared alongside worldwide brands in advertising, print, publishing and online during  a long career. His illustrations engage audiences with their charm, visual wit and mischievous observational detail. Paul welcomes interesting commissions from publishers, agencies and creative individuals.

Enjoy looking and scroll on down. If you see an image that interests you, then get in touch.


1a  Sainsbury’s Magazine  |  Article about men and the speed at which they shop. From a colour illustration by Paul Hampson



Lost Golf Ball by cartoonist Paul Hampson
2a Golf World Magazine  |  Lost Ball. A hand built cartoon illustration by Paul



3a  Des O’Connor  |  Chapter Illustration for Des’s book – Laughter Lines | by Paul Hampson.  Buy the book here
4a  Pulse Magazine  |  The reticent patients that Doctors meet. | By Paul Hampson


5a  M&CSaatchi  |  Business Week press ad. | by Paul Hampson


6a  Michael Wolff  |  D&AD award winning packaging | by Paul Hampson


From an original by Paul Hampson
7a  Hill House Hammond  |  Cartoon for a poster campaign


Weekend Rambo. The type we see regularly in the New Forest
8a   Weekend Rambo  |  A drawing for a book a friend and I are planning.



From an original by Paul Hampson
9a  European Commission  |  World Conference support material. | From an original by Paul Hampson for Mindfully Wired Communications



From an original by Paul Hampson
10a  Communications Week  |  Cover Image | From an original by Paul Hampson



Portfolio 2

Above: The untidy GP | Pulse Magazine


Some of the drawings in this second portfolio are quite recent, while others take a nostalgic delve into the best examples of Paul’s past work. From the Royal College of Surgeons’ magazine cover art, to Des O’Connor’s book of comic verse, there’s a wide range to look through.

Scroll on down. If you see an image that interests you, then get in touch.


illustration for the International Design Conference | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
2a  Identica  |  International Design Conference programme cartoons



illustration for the cover of Bulletin Magazine | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
3a  Bulletin Magazine  |  Cover illustration for the Royal College of Surgeons


illustration for Irish Ferries | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
4a  Irish Ferries  |  Pencil and water colour poster illustration




illustration for DR Harris characters | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
6a   DR Harris & Co Piccadilly London | Pencil caricatures for use on packaging



sheep illustration | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
7a  Pulse Magazine  |  Gambling Sheep


illustration for the Sunday Telegraph | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
8a  Sunday Telegraph  |  For a piece dealing with alcoholism in the medical profession


Scottish Youth Hostel illustration | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
9a   Scottish Youth Hostel Association  |  Poster illustration for Hamish McBear
illustration for IBM Advertisement | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
11a  IBM | Put a smile on your face.
Cartoon illustration | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
12a  Editorial Cartoon  |  Various publications



illustration of lady on horseback | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
13a  Eye to Eye   |   Puzzle book cover art


illustration for Des O'Connor's Book | handbuilt cartoon illustrations
14a Des O’Connor | One of thirteen mono illustrations for Des


Des O'Connor's book with cartoons illustration by Paul Hampson | handbuilt cartoon illustrations 15a  Des O’Connor | The drawing illustrated a Des poem entitled, ‘Mum And Dad’. Purchase Des O’Connor’s book here

Sketchy Observations

Drawn to New Forest Humour


Drawn with a cartoonist’s observant eye, Paul Hampson’s work takes a mischievous and mostly affectionate glimpse at the local characters, visitors, traditions and oddities he sees in the New Forest. You’ll recognise many of the characters, from the weekend Lycra clad cyclist, to the cider-drinking tourists. From the secretive mushroom picker to the local ramblers’ club outing. These Forest locals and visitors alike are portrayed in a sentimental, funny and always affectionate way.

Here’s a sneak peek of the evolving collection.


harley davidson by paul hampson- Drawn to New Forest humour by Paul Hampson
1   Harley and Dave  Request details of prints


New Forest ramblers. Drawn to New Forest humour by Paul Hampson
2   Wednesday Ramblers Ask for details of prints



A keen cyclist from the Forest. Drawn to New Forest humour by Paul Hampson
3   Lycra Clad Cyclist  Request details of prints


Join us in a glass of cider. Drawn to New Forest humour by Paul Hampson
4   Join us in a glass of cider  Find out about prints


The Scary Bikers - Drawn to New Forest humour by Paul Hampson
The Scary Bikers Ask about high quality prints


new forest mushroom foraging from www.paulhampson.co.uk
1   The Secretive Forager Contact Paul for print details



pony power versus horse power by Paul Hampson
1   Pony Power versus Horse Power  |  Leave a request for print details


the bossy tour guide
The Bossy Tour Guide Contact Paul for details


Weekend Rambo. The type we see regularly in the New Forest
10  The Weekend Rambo  |  Click here for prints info


cartoonist Paul Hampson's bike riders
11   The Bike HIre Family Click here for info on prints
A big man with a little dog at the Forest Show
12   Tiny dog imposing owner   |  Contact Paul if you’re interested in a print