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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Friday, October 28, 2011

Epic Reference Photo

I just got this from my editor, this is the best character reference photo ever.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

UFO Treehouse!

Just wow. (via Colossal)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Newest Gimmicks from the Past

Apropos "The Chain of Inspiration", here's a pretty good example by what many of my absurd bird-controlled machines and communication devices get inspired. (Photo via Modern Mechanix)

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Monday, October 24, 2011


I'm a long time fan of Eric Oh.

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Beetlejuice Costume; Yinka Shonibare

Update: Hahaha, this is drop-dead hilarious, a Beetlejuice themed Halloween costume! (via Super Punch)

In connection with this year's CTN Animation Expo maxim "The Chain of Inspiration" I thought it would be a nice idea to link here - on a non-regular basis - to non-animation artists who inspire me to create. Today, I begin with Yinka Shonibare:

Photos by Stephen White

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Friday, October 21, 2011


Okay, this red skipper is off-model, a little.

By the by, in my opinion those kind of large-scale characters work beautifully as cover sujets. Like with this test thingy here:

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

PIXEL Afterthought: Conference Interviews

Vienna based Martin Lorenz did really nice interviews with my buddy Christian de Vita (lead story artist of 'The Fantastic Mr Fox') and Andreas Deja (superduper animator of Disney fame) in connection with their talks at the Pixel Conference. The interviews are well worth a read:

Photos © Lorenz

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Limited Edition Motorbirds T-Shirt

Here's a preview of the finished design for the Motorbirds t-shirt, it will be availaible at soon...

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sky-Writing Gun (1930)

Just found this on the Modern Mechanix blog. This is so Batman!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pixel 7 Sneak Preview: Colossal Battle Motorsuit

Last weekend, I did a quick battle poster rough cast for next year's 7th Pixel Conference. I used the 7's shape as a kind of base frame... the finished piece will follow sometime next year, I just wanted to put the idea down in a sketch preventively.

Update: And here's some fun for your lunch break, today (via Flooby Nooby):

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Drawing Process Clip (Paperwalker TV)

I accidently recorded only parts of the Motorbambi drawing process. Anyway, I pieced a clip together from the parts I saved. 'Hope you like it still...

Apropos Motorbambi: Here's a hilarious pic I stumbled across at Superpunch, a dog in an AT-AT costume:

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

HOW NOT to draw Disney's Bambi

...but being inspired by the original character nonetheless. Voila, a birdish Motorbambi or something like that:

And here's HOW to draw Disney's Bambi with Andreas Deja:

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Monday, October 03, 2011

PIXEL 6 Poster Artwork

The 6th installment of the Annual International Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics & Animation is just around the corner. Disney's Andreas Deja, Fantastic Mr Fox' Christian de Vita, Framestore's Martin Aufinger, Blizzard Games' Simon Yuen and many, many more "uber-bricks" will be in the house. So, if you're in the Vienna area this weekend check out this pretty unique event, located in the beautiful Academy of Sciences Palace: PIXEL 6, OCT 07 -09 2011, Vienna. See you there!

By the by, here's the complete break down process of this piece and the colour palette I was using:

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