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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. | 18,821,514 views | 16,501 subscribers



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Friday, July 25, 2014

Art Challenge

The CTN art challenge is open again for this year: here is all the information! Good luck!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Know How

Drawing a cartoon duck.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Apropos Space Age And First Moon Landing 1969

Everyone and everything went space-crazy back then. Colt 45 Malt Liquor Space Age Ad (Playboy 1969).



You're not going to believe this. Even firearms manufacturer Colt produced a space-age shaped pistol, 22 caliber. (images via)

Duck Press: Flying Saucers Seen!

View Master stereo picture from the 1950s. You can view the full reel at Lance Cardinal's blog, right over here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy First Moon Landing: 45 Years Later

Happy first moon landing, everyone! It's 45 years later. Actually, I'm one of the biggest space travel fanatics on this very planet and this photograph exactly describes how I feel about this very anniversary.

Weekend Plans

Road trip, American Northwest, fall 1960.

via/© LIFE

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Inspiration

Portrait photograph, Charles M. Schulz, cartoon ubervater.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pascal Campion

My dear friend Pascal, who's an incredibly gifted artist and a wonderful person all around, has started a beautiful project on Kickstarter. You should definitely check it out: 3000 Moments by Pascal Campion


«3000 Moments is a coffee table book that marks a personal milestone that I have achieved by reaching 3000 Sketches of the Day. In 2005, I began a process, which I call "Sketches of the Day" nearly every morning to express my personal art and continue to grow and practice my discipline. Now, almost 10 years later, I find that I have come to the point that I would like to assemble the best and most meaningful sketches in a 250 page hard cover retrospective.»

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rare Photograph: Walt Disney

This is a shot of Walt Disney I really like. To me, this photo portrays Disney not as everbody's uncle but as the entrepreneur or manager he was.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Apropos Ed Wynn

Always worth a repost. Alice In Wonderland test footage - Unbirthday Mad Tea Party.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 7


Cover photo, LIFE Magazine, October 1950.

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 6


Window cleaners, New York City, by Charles C. Ebbets (ca. 1941). (Thanks, Laura)

John Starduck: Dimitrius 1.0, Polar Racer

I just unpacked the Polar Racer model "Dimitrius 1.0", John Starduck's snow ride of choice and supposed to be part of my exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz (Designforum), built by super talented, Toulouse based, Georges Le Bras. I attached two concept sketches of the not yet built front cockpit part here, too.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 5


"Man In The Rain", New York City, 1952, by Ruth Orkin. (Thanks, Laura)


Ray Harryhausen, behind the scenes, undated photograph.


Bert and Jim Henson, Creature Shop, rear window, New York City, undated photograph.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Captain Christmas vs Captain Holiday

Long, long ago, I created a superhero - I think it has been the one and only superhero I ever did - going with the name Captain Christmas. I used this character for some edgy season's greetings cards and the like. Today, I would name him Captain Holiday rather than Captain Christmas, I guess. Anyways, this here was the final stage/latest version of the Captain, the previous versions went with a more cartoony/funny style.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 4

Planet Of The Apes (1968), behind the scenes. Really, really dig these two shots.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014

Alfred J. Kwak

By tomorrow, July 5th 2014, at the Herman van Veen Arts Center, Netherlands, the grant Alfred Jodocus Kwak exhibition will open its doors. In word, sound and vision. It is to be understood as a deep bow of adoration for the late Harald Siepermann's work. I'm glad and thankful for having become a part of this very duck's journeys and I look forward to the things coming up.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Exhibition

Recently, I've started the selection process for my upcoming solo exhibition with an inital overview of completely new work only, which has never been published or even posted on the internet.

(Photo Satzinger & Hardenberg/Paperwalker Archive)

The Creative Industries Styria and the Designforum Steiermark will host this very show (which will run from SEP 10th until NOV 11th, 2014) at the incredibly futuristic, blob-shaped Kunsthaus Graz - this will be absolutely to John Starduck's taste, for sure.

(Photo Satzinger & Hardenberg/Paperwalker Archive)

(Photo via)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Ducktators (1942)

The image of the Japanese duck in this film is obnoxious racist (buck teeth and thick eye-glasses), very, very much of course. I'm posting this here just as an example for animated war-time propaganda short films from that very era.