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The PAPERWALKER Journal is a nearly daily updated weblog of character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as Toby Skybuckle© for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and John Starduck© for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2014 World rights reserved.

Please note, all reference/inspiration material here is solely the property of their respective owner, the use here does not imply that you may use the material for any purpose other than for the same or a similar informational, inspirational or educational use. This blog journal is basically dedicated to inspire professional animation artists, animation students and everyone who is interested in the animation art form to use their talents.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This Is My Story

Red Riding Hood! I stumbled upon this game project gem by Paris based Bekko Studio on Floriane Marchix' weblog Floony, a fellow artist colleague I really admire, who's by the by taking care of the visual development of the game and environments for this very game trailer here! Read more here and here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Monday, April 14, 2014

Coffee Break

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just For

...the fun of it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sneak Peek

I'm not allowed to reveal more of this. But this little piece of it is absolutely safe to post. I hope you like it anyway, even though it doesn't show much.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

My New Ride

In 1936, designer O. Ray Courtney took a 1930 Henderson and modified it into the streamlined style you see here; which is obviously a 3D rendering image; some real photos of this very ride you can find right over here. (Thanks, Laura)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Pencil Sketch: Crow

Radio controlled.

Thursday, April 03, 2014


This is so totally my cup of tea. I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian story-telling, it has this certain feel to it. It's hard to explain what it is, but easy to understand :-)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Over 16 Million Content Views

Get outta here! Over 16 million (!) content views since October 2012, mostly issuing from the posts and pics here on my weblog Paperwalker. Thanks everyone for stopping by, I really appreciate that.

By the way, the most visits come from the US (nearly 25%), followed by France, the UK, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Italy and Belgium (they're all ranging somewhere between 7-4% each). But of course, lots of visits also come from my own country Austria, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Singapore, Norway, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Portugal, South Korea, Ireland, Taiwan, Israel, Colombia, Turkey and many, many, many more. Thank you so much!

Batgirl Fights for Equal Pay

Batgirl fights for equal pay in a television ad supporting The Equal Pay Act. (via Open Culture and Diversity is beautiful)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A Carl Barks On Steroids

One of my favorite reviews of my work was "Florian Satzinger: a Carl Barks on steroids." Anyways, I just was reminded of this during drawing this chap here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rules For Watching Psycho

«We won’t allow you to cheat yourself. You must see PSYCHO from the very beginning. Therefore, do not expect to be admitted into the theatre after the start of each performance of the picture. We say no one — and we mean no one — not even the manager’s brother, the President of the United States, or the Queen of England (God bless her)!»

Read/watch the full article on Open Culture. (Thanks, Laura)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Katerina Kamprani

via/full artice: MMM

Friday, March 28, 2014


Can you tell a psychopath-dragon by the way he speaks?

SFX & Son (Action Movie Kid)

Here's a Friday action clip pack! Please find the official ActionMovieKid page right over here on YouTube. (via ufunk)
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blue Pencils

As above.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Reference: Potoo Bird

Brilliant, feast for the eyes! (via)

Potoos are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls. There are seven species in one genus, Nyctibius, in tropical Central and South America. (Wikipedia)

There's A Duck In My Guinness Pint

Maybe it's just me. Occasionally, I start seeing a duck in/on the head of my beer.

I BTW did a speed-sketch of the skeleton, the other day. Just for the fun of it...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Angoulême, April 2014

My dear friends at Tigobo Animation Studios are about to bring off their 5th edition of the magnificent 'Meet Ze Artists' event. From April 18th until April 20th 2014, artists such as Robert Valley and Eric Tiemens will rock Angouleme, France.

Here's some additional rough process material. The drawings here are BTW out of a large pool of unpublished and all new materials for my new book... of which more later.