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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. ©2019 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 51,5M VIEWS | 113,462 FOLLOWERS

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Starpowder Petz

I'm sure I will not surprise you in saying that I did master space-bruin the same day I did Lancelot Britannica, the Younger.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


We put up a teaser page at our website. The StarDucks ship is expected to sail later this year or so...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

J.M. Yardlove

"A giant stride towards the final design." Hehe, no. That's just a soft makeover of the hero. I tried to make him more "bonny".

Monday, February 19, 2007

Horace Duck

Let's just say, this is the blog's Monday morning bird. (Taken out right from the Skybuckle character ensemble)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Shadwell

Even though he looks like an evildoer, he's not one. By the by, that ugly somewhat-thing on him isn't a sort of exosymbiont or parasite, but a pretty individual decoration. Well, good character and good taste may not be mutually dependent.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Racketeer Hare

This is Jack Racketeer Hare, a highly gifted villain by trade, and a most dangerous one at that. So, beware of the hare...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lancelot Britannica, the Younger

So, to complete the distinguished dragonslayer family, here is Lancelot Britannica, the Younger - also known as "Lance, the Unlucky". (BTW: The beast to the right is Sorgenkindworm's pet nephew Serpentworm)

Algernon Starduck, the Director

Since last week, I'm at the StarDucks production again. This is a rough colour prev of the duck with the "background job".

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Surreal Cartoonism

Gathering paper-cloud with dog.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Lancelot Britannica, the Elder

Apropos uber-talented brits, this is Sir Lancelot Britannica, the Elder. He's an exquisite dragonslayer, a sore loser extraordinare and - this comes as no real surprise - part of the Toby Skybuckle character-cosmos.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

London Jungle

The Uli Meyer bird. Locality: London Jungle, Latitude: 51° 30' North, Longitude: 0° 07' West .

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Kerchever Shockboot

Well, there are a lot of strange fellas in Toby's first adventure...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hooded Crow

Here in Austria, even the birds have a sort of corporate image awareness, or, as I should better say, a sort of corporate cliche awareness. This one for instance stops right in front of my window, every morning. Sad to say, he is resolutely not musical.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Red Bull

Last summer, we were commissioned by Red Bull to do some character designs. With the view to doing a variation on the original Red Bull logo for the use with young generation athletes (Rookie Bulls). Well, and here is the fruit.
They (RB) really liked it. In this context, I was doing a lot of different bull characters, fathoming the right look. Some of them were really just for play. As you can see with this sample:

The Retro-Futurism Space Bull (he would fit in nicely to the Supertaft Bear team)

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Sorgenkindworm

We totally understand that this mon causes some inconvenience, particularly for Toby Skybuckle.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cat Thing

This is Alfred. He is prepared for life-long creative learning (and for a beastly cold with that peculiar pelt). · Update: BTW, that's an earlier version of Alfie, without that hairdo monstrosity: