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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. | 19,860,759 views | 16,917 subscribers

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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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special

I really envy my characters for their ability to drive any dream car they like. (Photos via Google images - © by respective owners)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Going Places

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meek Mouse In Colour

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meek Mouse

Something clicked between the two of them.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Can you see the child in my eyes?

Bruno Bozzetto @ Paperwalker

Here's photo "evidence" Bruno Bozzetto was at the very opening of the Paperwalker exhibit. What a pleasure that was. BTW, in this connection big thanks to The Daily Cartoonist for spotlighting the show, my inbox went nuts after it. Photos ©Jorj Konstantinov

Monday, September 08, 2014

Blue Pencils In The Blue Bubble Museum

Only two more sleeps until the Paperwalker show opens. Join the second to none Bruno Bozzetto and me at the Kunsthaus Graz, Space04 lecture room at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. We'll talk, dance and sing or talk, draw and laugh. Who knows.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Going Duck

For more than a year now, we've been working on a comprehensive new project. Until the official reveal-date, all material is now hermetically sealed in Paperwalker Studios' Sphere-Locker Apparatus©. On September 24th, 2014, this very apparatus will be finally unlocked and put in continuous open-mode. I'm so much looking forward to this!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Muppets On The Set Of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Yoda and Luke Skywalker. (via)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Carlo Rambaldi (1925 - 2012), 'father of E.T.' (Thanks, Laura)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bruno Bozzetto: Space04, Kunsthaus Graz

On September 10th, 2014, 5:00pm, which is exactly two hours before the official opening of the Paperwalker exhibition, Bruno Bozzetto and my humble self will have a panel chat about all sorts of things (mostly animation related, I would imagine) at the Kunsthaus' fancy-pancy panel room, space04. (Photographs: Universalmuseum Joanneum, Nicolas Lackner)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

John Starduck: DuckMe

Throwback reference... this kid on the reference photos is me, a couple of million years ago. Badass tee, isn't it? Anyways, I'm using this past-mini-me as reference/basis for the entire outfit design of the John Starduck character. This here is the first rough sketch of the process.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 10

Bullwinkle and Donald, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC, at different years. (Source unkown: photographs are © by their respective owners. All rights reserved)

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 9

Lunch break with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Billy Wilder (c. 1960, source unkown: photograph © by its respective owner. All rights reserved).