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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. | 19,929,025 views | 16,917 subscribers

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Drawing In Photoshop

Since I draw mostly digitally, I try to avoid the kind of sterile vibe to it by putting high-res photographs of real paper and pencils on a background layer in Photoshop, at least for the rough process. I even add image noise to the background...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I didn't blackmail him, in all honesty. I'm just heavily boasting here about that Mordillo had sent me a friend request on Facebook, completely out of the blue. And do you know what, I accepted :-)

"We're Nine Years Old Today" (Disneyland 1964)

This is an item which was given to cast members who were working on July 17th, 1964, Disneyland's ninth birthday. Plus instructions on the backside for placing the flower in. (via Stuff From The Park)

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 11

Tourists ride horses past a life-size Apatosaurus statue in Dinosaur Park, near Rapid City, South Dakota, c. 1955. (via)

Another Giant Motorsuit

This is the South entrance of the Kunsthaus Graz museum where the Paperwalker show's currently running, until November 16th, 2014. The material here displays nicely the first idea I had for the exhibition's promo material, John Starduck arriving in a giant motorsuit at the museum. These are just rough blue test sketches but I guess you get an idea of what I was trying to come at still.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Morning Torture

A bookstore's clerk found this while tidying up the children's department. (via)

Thursday, September 25, 2014


George was born without any specific biological spitfire feature, on account of this he's wearing a PW Inc °F3000x heavy duty gas turbine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer inspired bird character.

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, c.1970

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 (SEP 10th - NOV 16th, 2014, Designforum @ Kunsthaus Graz, Austria) 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)