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 The Zanuck Company – 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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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are not copies but distinct satiric imitations, by exaggerating and transforming the original characters and their related indica (see 'Coat of Smiles') in a way that creates new originals and new meanings, different from the intentions of the originals.

All reference/inspiration material here (i.e. all material not originated by the author of this blog) is solely the property of their respective owners, the use here does not imply that you may use the material for any purpose other than for a similar informational or inspirational 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. If you find any content here that belongs to you and you want it down or has not been properly attributed, please contact 'hello[at]paperwalker[dot]com', thank you.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007


My studio's website went (still going) through a relaunch. I'll miss the old sepia coloured site, but it was full to the bursting point. So - bye, old jalopy. Hello, new one.


  1. Wow, you are really great. I'd have to say your one of my top 10 favorite artists now. I'm so glad I found this blog. Your site is awesome aswell. I'm a rookie 15 year old aspiring artist. Is there any thing in particular or any exercises that you suggest practicing to improve my drawing skills?

  2. Hi Jacob! Thanks for your kind, kind comment. BTW: Life drawing. That's what's helped me improve the most.

  3. Hi Florian! I for a long time have selected you the teacher. I save your previous website to my hard drive in special folder "Art of Florian Satzinger". I hope the previous excellent drawings and characters as will be present in new version of a website?

  4. Maksim! Many thanks, I feel very, very honored :) And yes, the older designs and character drawings will be gradually put on the new site, too.

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  6. Hurray! I would be very grateful! And many other watchers too. Thank you.

  7. Your new website looks very nice!