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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning 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. ©2015 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 23,920,044 views | 22,913 subscribers

Please note, all reference/inspiration material here (i.e. all material not originated by the author of this blog) is solely the property of their respective owners, the use here does not imply that you may use the material for any purpose other than for 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. If you find any content here that belongs to you and you want it down or has not been properly attributed, please contact: hello[at]paperwalker[dot]com

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pete's Dragon (1977): Model Sheets

Highly inspirational.

©Disney / The photos are courtesy of their respective owners (via Disney Wiki).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Walt Disney

Two extremely rare photos of Walt Disney.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Test Driver

The Photo (dinky car) is the property of its respective owner: via Scale143.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Duck 'n' Dragon

The handsome space traveller duck and some random dragon.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Some nice memories from last year... (Photos © Ulrike Rauch / infograz)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Of Cat, Mouse And Man

Image via/copyright/courtesy of: Shorpy

Dirty Old 1970's New York City

I dig the colours, I dig... well, actually, I dig everything about this photo. (via)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today's His Birthday

Remembering Harald Siepermann (1962-2013) and his enormous talent.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Birthday Wishes, Smashing Compliments And Andreas Deja

Thanks a million to each and everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes, I'll come back to everyone during the next days. CHEERS!!

By the by, as I was going through the birthday wishes, I saw this from fellow Il Giornale animation expert Federico Fiecconi and couldn't resist to adapt the sketch a little to fit the quote:

Federico Fiecconi: "Florian, the closest thing alive to Marc Davis (after Andreas Deja...)"

Florian Satzinger: "Get me Deja!"

Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Tiny hamster is a giant monster!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rex Space: On The Shelf

Actually, "Rex Space" was just a silly gag name for a test. But the more I use it now the more I like it...


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Photo via Pixabay

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rex Space

What I forgot to mention is that Rex Space shops in the same places as where Chewbacca and Cornelius shop.

By the way, Rex Space shops in the same places where Chewbacca and Cornelius shop.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Good Times With The Muppets

Fozzie, Frank Oz and friends. (via Muppet Wiki/Thanks, Laura)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Toys From The Past: Cornelius (Planet Of The Apes)

Ca. 1971 (Photo via/© Toywalker's Toys)

Cornelius and Rex, dream team alarm!

Rex Space, the 1970s action toy that never was.

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The Angleton Ant Farm House (Completed 1972)

"House of the Century", designed by San Francisco design collaborative Ant Farm. (Photos © by Ant Farm/Chip Lord i.e. their respective owners. All rights reserved.)

And as it stands today:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hyungkoo Lee, Again And Yet Again

Hyungkoo Lee is an old acquaintance to the fellow readers of this very blog here, isn't he? I'm following Lee's work for more than an estimated time of a decade, now. His work not only makes brilliant postings but it also became a highly appreciated part of my lectures at FH Salzburg. Website: WWW.HYUNGKOOLEE.KR
Please note: all images here are © by Hyungkoo Lee. All rights reserved.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Duck On The Wire

This is a piece I already posted here but since a couple of Nemo Academy students came to me with prints of it asking me to sign recently, I thought I give it a repost. BTW, two of them (Arianna Pisani and Ferdinando Batistini) were so kind and sent me pics (see below) of where they put the piece, directly on the walls over their animation desks.

Repost alarm!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Negative Space Is An Animation Designer's Friend

Negative space is your friend.

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Dean Ellis

I've always been a huge fan of science fiction illustrator Dean Ellis' (1920-2009) classically shaped space rocket ships. Here're two samples of my most favourite pieces by Ellis. (Please note: All images here below are copyrighted by their publishers and Dean Ellis)