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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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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The ACME Corp.'s Super Mind's Eye XR-3000 Z Delta Bravo (or the way how I look at things)

I felt like putting up a new blog header. Of course with a (typical of me) "built-in" reference to Ria Irvin's Eustace Tilley (The New Yorker magazine's iconic corporate character). This here started btw as a scratchy piece I picked out of a pile of StarDucks ballpoint test sketches.

When I come to consider it, my machines - all of them - have a strong reference to André Franquin's mad vehicles and machines...

This fake cover can fall in the category "The Duckish Face of Eustace Tilley":

This is more adequate, I guess:

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  1. Great new blog title image! :-)

  2. Looking at this make me think of Dark Wing Duck. I miss cartoons like that. Great Post!

  3. I like! Looking forward to the book!

  4. I have had the utmost fun watching this blog ever since I found it through The Art Center blog. I am most interested in the way you use color.
    If you ever get the time, I would love to see more of your process on how you both choose and use colors. I love the one piece you did where you showed the candy/Popsicle wrapper and chose those colors for your work.
    Great stuff and a real inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great job man! I like the new header!

  6. WOW! I really love how your machinery and inanimate objects are extensions of the live characters. Everything really seems to exist in the same world!

  7. love the new header. really creative.

  8. Genius as always... Keep it up Florian!

  9. HUUUU erveryone, thanks! I am glad you like this one :o)

    Juan! Thank you! Nehemia! Thank you, too, I always was and I'm still be a BIG fan of Darkwing Duck! Octavio, cheers! BTW, things are on the way to you ;o) Anonymous, thanks for stopping by, I will post up something about how I pick, mix and use colours sometime soon, I promise :o) Nearchos! THANK YOU! It is always a pleasure having you on here :o) Lincoln, BIG thanks for the interesting feedback, pleased to hear that :o) Freddy :o) CHEERS!! Cal, THANK YOU, TOO :o) Howard, many thanks for stopping by here, I appreciate you comments very, very much!

  10. Beautiful artwork as usual, great character and line quality!

  11. Florian, I LOVE your mad machines and weird devices!