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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 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2018 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 45,734,914 views | 77,305 subscribers

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Prescribing Bambi, Increasing Empathy

Image courtesy of Disney, all rights reserved.

David Berry Jr, a poacher from Missouri, was arrested last August with his father and brother for killing hundreds of deer, taking their heads and leaving the bodies. Judge Robert George ordered him to watch the Walt Disney movie Bambi at least once a month during his time in prison (via).

"Cinema, like all art forms, is an empathy machine: it expands our perspective and invites us to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – or hooves, in the case of Bambi."
Ryan Gilbey

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Disney's Mickey: The True Original Exhibition - 90 Years of Magic

Finally, we made it to Desenzano. What a beautiful show. I'll post some impressions of our visit a little later. By the by, two of my original Mickey Mouse works were included to this official Disney exhibition celebrating Mickey's 90th birthday (there were only two exhibitions worldwide, the one in New York City and the one in Castello di Desenzano).

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy Holidays!

"If you're gonna design a new sleigh for Santa, why not do it with some style?" (Freely adapted from Dr. Emmett Brown)

Style reference: Pontiac Bonneville Special

Friday, December 07, 2018

Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow: "First Christmas" Spot

This warm and very fuzzy all-CG effort from directing duo Kyra & Constantin at Passion Animation Studios was produced through agency Jung von Matt/DONAU for Austrian financial services provider Erste Group Bank AG. Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow joined forces while studying Animation at the world-renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany, and have since mastered the art of creating imaginative animal (or animal-like) characters that have come to distinguish the pair’s very distinct style. Their personal project Rollin’ Wild, in which they devised a series of bloated wild animals in their natural environments, became a YouTube sensation, and they have gone on to create commercial spots that draw people in with equally endearing characters for Genius, Anchor and Motorola. (via STASH/Passion Pictures)

Erste Group 'First Christmas' from Passion Animation Studios on Vimeo.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Through the morning coffee, and what the Jabberwocky found there

The Wonderland the other way around.

Category: One Million Dollar Photo

“12-year-old Freddie Lewis, left, and Marshall Beck, both of San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood, set aside superhero comics to check out a copy of ‘Howard the Duck’ in 1976. (Dennis Huls / San Diego Historical Society)” (via)

Friday, November 02, 2018

My daily diet plan

A couple of pencils a day keep the bad drawings away.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The great Caroll Spinney i.e. Big Bird at 'What's my line?' (1972)

Caroll Spinney (Big Bird) is about to retire from playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This here is a little look back to his appearance at 'What's my line?':
"Now is time for the special feature of What's My Line. The appearance of our mystery guest. Are your blindfolds all in place, panel?"
Alright, here we go:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thomas Fluharty and Sebastian Kruger

Last week, I had the pleasure to hang out with two of the most talented caricature artists of this very planet at the SOKOL Awards in Krems, Austria: Thomas Fluharty and Sebastian Kruger.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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