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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of 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 – 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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Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Many Faces of Eustace Tilley







These two steampunkish profilers are inspired largely by Rea Irvin's famous dandy character, The New Yorker's figurehead Eustace Tilley. Withal, the two of them are just add-ons of sorts to my Huck Finn "recalibration" and aren't motivated by some of the figures from Twain's original book.

11 comments:

  1. As much as you post your character designs and such....you should start thinking about "The world is flat" kind of stuff....do a search for this book/audio book.

    Also check out this good business article.... http://techdirt.com/articles/20070503/012939.shtml

    As much stuff as you post for free....how are you thinking about earning a living from it on your own as apposed to trying to find big corporate sponsering...you obviously have a ton of stuff to work on.

    www.chadtownsend.com

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  2. Great drawings Florian. Amazing as always.

    Dave

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  3. Amazing as always Florian!
    Great work!

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  4. Absolutely amazing stuff, sir. Love all the costumes and gadgets you design for your cool characters.
    Awesome work, thanks for showing the step-by-step on your work!!

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  5. Chad, Dave, Nico, Christian!! THANKS! I really appreciate your visits and comments.

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  6. Oh, man - I LOVE that New Yorker sketch. The expression is perfect... as is everything else about it. One of my favorites, Florian - great stuff.

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  7. Diese beiden Kerle gefallen mir ausserordentlich gut! Vor allem das New-Yorker-Titelbild ist sehr gelungen. Great stuff as always!

    Ich hoffe Du hast genauso viel zu tun wie wir ...

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  8. Thanks Shane, I'm glad you like it!

    Oliver, vielen Dank, schoen das zu hoeren! BTW: Momentan fliegen auch uns die Abgabetermine wie Kampfhubschrauber um die Ohren. Ich hoer' daher mittlerweile nur mehr sehr schlecht auf meinem Freizeitohr.

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  9. very very nice and impressive style ..!!

    rahul

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  10. Oh my god, I've had http://www.satzingerhardenberg.com/ bookmarked on my blog for a while but I just found this blog of yours and I am so in love. Your characters are so appealing and wonderful, it makes me feel all warm and happy inside! I adore your colors and the expressions in your characters. AMAZING WORK, Florian!!!

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  11. Beautiful work! I love the creativity and imagination that comes out in every design.

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