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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. | 20,807,760 views | 18,043 subscribers

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Saturday, March 29, 2008


Talking of inspiration and influence, here's a sort of short list of some of my dearest wondergirls and wonderboys. Enjoy:

Clio Chiang (Clio acts on the brain, she's amazing)
Shannon Tidle (His works are drop-dead superb)
Jake Parker (I'm satisfied that he's a Toby Skybuckle incarnate)
Ryan Wood (He's work/blog keeps me from work)
Shane Lewis (Well, he never ceases to amaze me)
Matt Williames (Simply brilliant)
John Nevarez (Well, it's John - he always puts us to shame)
Martin Wittig (You hinder me from work, too!!)
Oliver Kurth (The drinks are on me)
Ivan Oviedo (He's a brilliant animator)
Mel Milton (Well, it's Mel!)
David Coleman (A front two artist)
Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos (Hey men!)
Stephen Silver (Silver Surfer!)
Thierry Martin (Just naturally ueber-talented)
Uli Meyer (Sir!)
Bobby Chiu (Sir!)
Lou Romano (Doctor!)
Rob Dunlavey (Ahead of the pack)
Kurtz And Friends (Style!)
Alex Madrigal (Strong)

To be continued. This is certainly not the end of the list. By the by: Many of "my others" you can find in my links to the right. As Chad, Matt, Will, Jason ... and Flaviano and Federico and Sebastien ... oh boy, I shouldn't have started this...