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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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are not copies but distinct satiric imitations/caricatures, 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.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa's Motor Gift Bag And The Radio-Nosed Reindeer

Happy Holidays everyone, I wish you a wonderful Christmas time and good luck for 2011!

Btw, The Daily Cartoonist put my DUCK book on the "End of the year must have cartooning products" list! Smashing, that was really a surprise! So, if you're interested in getting a copy get one while you can, the book is nearly sold out.

"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous."
Amazon UK
"Our dear friend Florian has released a book and it looks awesome just as about everything that he pencils."
Mark Langeneck, Kaliber10000

Sample pages from the book:
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hector's Hectic Life (1948)

This is a little post inbetween. Corresponding to the time of the year and to my own pre-Holidays rush.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Process Film Clip: Rough Construction

Well, the character design of this bear here is indeed not that inventive, but it shows nicely how I get startet when I begin a new digital sketch.

P.S.: Don't miss Hans Bacher's latest post, which is, as he writes, the first of a series of posts on legendary Disney artists. And, btw, Paris based artist and fellow The Art Center team-mate Xavier "XAV" Ramonède posted a beautiful step-by-step run of his latest illustration. Check it out right over here! So, last but not least, it's always a delight to stop by Studio Soi's Newsblog and Hat's smashingly beautiful artbox of tricks!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rough Design In Progress

I screen-recorded this design's inital drawing part and put it on Vimeo. This sketch btw was more or less the preliminary draft to the "huge" bird character in the previous posting here (paper plane kit). Anyway, here you are:

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Paper Duck Toy Kit!

Finally, here we go! Build your own duckish Motorpunk branded paper plane, RIGHT HERE: Download the print files (double-sided!) Tip: use a paper with enough weight.

Here are some screen shots, photos and work-in-progress pieces:

Apropos "Motorpunk":

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Small Update Inbetween

Today, I stumbled upon Mike Nguyen's beautiful live rough animation demo he did at Denmark-based Animation Workshop Academy (which BTW Willie Real and I are going to visit next month, for giving a class on character design):

Images © by Mike Nguyen. World rights reserved.

BTW, you always can rely on the Academy of Art Character and Creature Design Notes Blog for smashing updates, infos and inspiration, it's one of my favorite spots on the internet when it comes to character design etc.:

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Friday, December 03, 2010


I have to shift the toy release to the weekend or a little later. 'Had and still have way too much regular work to finish here, so, see you then...

BTW, quite a winter we have, I must say.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Update: I've to postpone the release to Friday evening or so due to that today's lunch break was too short to get everything done. So, the new motto is "Friday is toyday", or so I say:


"Thursday is toyday"
Come back on Thursday (December 2nd, 2010), 18:00pm CET (Central European Time), and you will get a toy to take home with you! Here on this blog!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Semi-Rough Sketch

This, then, is a nice example for a semi-rough sketch, it's much more definite than the samples I posted the other day.

Update: Here's a little winter colour inspiration. I took those shots in my hometown's city park, today in the early morning.

BTW, I'm in the – literally – lucky position to be buddy-buddy with 'Lucky Luke' artist Achdé, so, guess what I got in my mailbox, last week?:

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Very, Very Rough Pre-Sketches

This is the roughness I usually start with. BTW, Uli is back blogging! And how! Check out this hand-drawn animation test gem:

© Uli Meyer. W.R.R.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pollutant Emission

Photo via kerrytoonz

The Jetsons are and were always a huge influence on my work. By the by, check out Larry Weinberg's beautiful post at the Interior Design Blog!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wings For Roger Windsock (Gene Deitch)

A little inspiration from the past. The design of "Wings for Roger Windsock" is BTW outstanding!

Screen shots:

Here's another classic, one of my personal educational film favourites BTW. John Sutherland's "A Is For Atom":

Apropos inspiration, check out Skottie's wonderland of talent: Skottie Young

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Live Broadcast III

Cockpit workout: Rough process breakdown

Photo via Wikimedia

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