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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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Enough is enough. I stop drawing for this year and relax a little. This is my last post this year. Thank you for being with me here. I wish you Happy Holidays and the best in the New Year. CHEERS!

Yet in a way this is a self portrait - in a critterish sense... :o)

Images ©2009 by Satzinger & Hardenberg. World rights reserved.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Game

Man, it's snowing a bunch outside...

Anyways, last year we spent quite some time in Montevideo, Uruguay. I became very familiar with the streets and places. An absolutely wonderful city full of caring people. In this context it's quite weird to watch some mech-monsters burning down Montevideo in Fede Alvarez' science fiction short film "Panic Attack". (via Cartoon Brew)

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Duck Saved Christmas!

Yes, it's true! This causes a sensation: We found this old newspaper in our top secret archive-cave high up in the Austrian mountains, close to the borders to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Australia.

The Daily Christmas© reports as follows:

But there is more to it than that. With our top secret rendering method D.R.A.W.N. - developed together with our technology partners from NASA, LucasArts and Kelloggs* - we were able to recreate a colour photograph of the event:

* I got an e-mail asking me if we really worked together with NASA, LucasArts and Kelloggs on this. Well, truth be told, we worked also with ESA (European Space Agency), Paramount and Nestle on this top secret method :o)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Frosty Woolthing

This critter deals with some non-licensed cough and cold preparations...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Duck Effect On The Envelope

Jake sent me over his Inktober book, including this killing duck drawing on the ouside of the envelope. Cheers, that made my day :o)

Update: Sorry, I couldn't resist:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Speed Thumbnail Sketch

Duck controlled fake dragon...

Btw, some inspiration came from here (© Builders Studio):

Update: Hovig does not post often on his blog, but when it's always a blast, isn't it? (image © Hovig Alahaidoyan)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


This is just a tiny snippet of a much larger sujet which I will show you on the next time... the whole sujet/illustration is inspired by two European comics icons that were btw quite a source of influence on StarDucks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hell CO2

Voila, a birdish reindeer critter of sorts. Oh, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Teravolt Supervogel aka The Big Yellow Fellow

Update: I just found this post about wash painting on the Animation Archive Blog. It's a "killer"!
The most popular comic book series in Birdtown... and the most stupid name for a superhero. But the birds love it, I tell you... btw, do you know Floriane "Floony" Marchix's work? Smashing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Critter-Family Portrait

This is the sujet (put together of pieces mostly dating from 2006 to 2008) for the upcoming exhibition in Linz (Austria), Ars Electronica Centre, February 2010. In this connection, many, many special thanks to the Academia Nemo for their support and for piecing together this large collection. Viva Firenze! :o)

Btw, before I start working on this kind of "title card" work I often browse through the Movie Title Screenshots Database for inspiration, ideas and things. (screen shot ©

Monday, November 09, 2009

Something Rough

Something pretty, pretty rough...

Apropos rough and drawn (drawn being the operative word), Jerry Beck posted Gene Deitch's keynote-speech-video for the Xiamen Animation Festival here: Gene Deitch: Quo Vadis Animation?

This is btw a sort of manned crittered kite balloon. Some inspiration came from here [>>].

Photo/File: Wikimedia

Here's another piece of inspiration. A painting (this dates from 1913) by one of my favourite artists, the Austrian painter Jos Danilowatz ("Motor in der Karikatur", ROB Verlag Wien, 1925).

Photo: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jake's Inktober; Cat

Update: Now, you can pre-order Jake's Inktober Book... yummy!

Image © by Jake Parker



Alrighty, here's my preceding "Cat" post: We teamed up with Olympic champion Fritz Strobl and Red Bull design mastermind Rob Rottensteiner to create the "Fritz the Fritz" character. I for one was hired on for art direction/bgs/titles and character design, Rob for story development and for his skills in coolness :) After some editing on the colour design and stuff we're quite happy with the outcome and the project's progress. I'll keep you updated...

BG colours: I felt quite inspired by an opening pan of the 1940 Warner Bros. short film Bedtime For Sniffles [»]. A short while ago, Hans Bacher posted two wonderfully recreated bg pieces of it over here [»].