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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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Watching Telly

Some rough sketching fun.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Frank Zappa And His Parents Francis And Rosemarie (1970)

The colours! No, everything! For more pics just follow the link here:

Apropos purple:

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Design: Apple Phone Concept From The 1980s

I'm not much of an Apple fan boy but this is really cool, considering the year when the design was made. A phone/tablet prototype from 1983 by design-super-duper-star Hartmut Esslinger.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012


Epic snapshot.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teravolt Update

This very hero got a little Motorpunk update ;)

Photo via Amunt log
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

References: Underwater Dogs

More of these beautiful photos on This is colossal...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Blame it on Jason Kottke and the Amunt log!

Today, I'd like to post again something about how strongly my design work is shaped not only by art references but by all kinds of non-art things. Their colours, forms, textures, complexions etc. are essential parts of my initial design process. I get those inspirations or "inital sparks" from certain places on the internet, like from Jason Kottke's weblog or the Amunt log, two of my favorite sites I explore nearly every day. This very Motorbirds jet design here below is the fruit of one of those explorations and displays excellently how the inspirations determine the final design:

Photo via Amunt log
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Motorbirds Illustrated: Skipunk Motorsuit

This is another "semi-clean-up" design of sorts, I just coloured the rough sketch. One can see still all the scratchy lines etc. BTW, this here was a kind of warm-up thing too, I'm again on this skicat character, so I was toying around with it a little.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Pic of the day: Undead Popeye

This sketch by Kerry Gammil made my day, today...

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Friday, February 03, 2012

Ferrari F17 Land-To-Air Motörhead

Part two of my Ferrari series: This bird controlled land-to-air Ferrari jet-skull displays the essence of my design style pretty well, I guess. Like André Franquin meets Carl Barks meets George Lucas meets Jim Henson meets Jules Verne meets Red Bull.

BTW, the photo (see end of the post) is a snapshot of one of the test flights the Ferrari F17 made from here - across the Atlantic - to the Swiss-Miss studio in NYC. Nice view Tina and her studiomates have, no? (Photo via The Brander)

Rough process pieces:
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