COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things brought together in one artwork.
The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of DUCKLAND creator and award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo, for studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, ReelFX and Zanuck Family Entertainment – 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.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Atomic Nose Ring Sour Loops

Here is a quick sketch I did just for... me us bloggers. (Thank you Todd)

The Great Herbal Conspiracy

This is not for the Childwood thing but for an inventive story/project of my highly regarded writer-colleague Judith.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Childwood: Fairy Moss

This is another early (rough) design for the Childwood project, made probably somewhere in 2005. It seems a bit that I'm really addicted to draw characters that draw.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ebenezer Goldbeezer

Another pirate and his "parrot-thing".

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Phileas Forger

May I introduce Mr. Phileas Forger, he is a sort of composite kind of character, literally meaning his mechanic body parts, and, in a transferred sense, meaning his temper, but most of all he is a fabulous blacksmith and a pretty important supporting figure in Toby Skybuckle I. He lost nose, chin and right hand while he was making dinner in his furnace, and not in that sanguinary battle with the barbarous steam-ogres, as some may believe.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cell Dragons: The Raven Mon (aka The Deadly Feather)

Experienced cosmeticians will find the best solution for his beauty needs.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Doug Feather

Just another supporting character from the Toby Skybuckle ensemble.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


From the projects that I enjoy working on the most, this one goes on second place, only beaten by my fave project Toby Skybuckle. (The piece from above is a sort of early title design, roughly speaking.)

The Perfidious Multi-Armed Mech-Rat

Another sheet out of my "inspired by" sketch book. (It's not hard to see that Jake Parker's Missile Mouse wielded influence on the design. Well, to be more accurate, I did this rat-character once before, but without that mech 'n' missile equipment and that retro-future-suit. Back then, I named the character Makepeace Thackertail aka The Rat in the Coat.)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Motorised Alien-Ogre

A trip to the countryside, somewhere near Pluto. (I drew this pretty ugly Menschenfresser as an illustrated answer to Oliver Kurth's Flying Mon, last July)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Supertaft Bear of the 13th Dimension

Another set of characters, right out of the Toby Skybuckle character ensemble. These are: Supertaft Bear (middle), Dr. Boerd (left) and Aegon (right).

Background Design

I had a ball with this background design, somewhere in 2002/2003.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dr. Euripides Dottingbird

University graduate, scientist and wrestler.
(Self-rendering method, part II)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Christmas Goblins

I took pleasure in doing those green greetings-boys, two years ago.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Self-rendering method.

The Polar Boys

Well, these are not the final designs as I am still reworking some aspects of the design, but they are quite representative.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Background Samples

Some layout/background pieces I did for a test animation.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Great Befana

La Befana is a character in the italian folklore, similar to Heiliger Nikolaus or Santa Claus. La Befana visits the children in italy (where I am on holidays, at the present) on the night of 6th January to fill their shoes and socks with goodies. (The image above is a rough concept piece out of a pile of pre-design sheets, I did for Toby Skybuckle I)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Level Cat

I just found this rough design on the harddrive of my notebook. I did this for one of the marketing departments of the gamehouse Ubisoft, somewhere along the line in 2005. There were plans to come up with a new game-rating character to promote kids-friendly games. I just know it was never made and that the cooperating magazine or agency involved would have prefered it in a more "manga-rish style".