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, January 31, 2013

Apropos Inspiring Photos

Here're even more photo wonders: Mysterious buildings assembled from found photographs, by Jim Kazanjian. (via thisiscolossal)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bubbles Series (1963)

This is so... beautiful. Give me a break. I'm speechless, how beautiful those photos are. Melvin Sokolsky for Harper's Bazaar, 1963. (via iso50)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How Comic Cartoons Make Fortunes

Lovely article from the past: Modern Mechanix (Nov, 1933)


I just stumbled upon those old files of the puffy duck from my blog's header.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sword Girl

I indeed love drawing ducks but sometimes I escape beaks city. This here is a concept piece from last year, for a friend's (Rob Rottensteiner) strong TV show project. The title is fake, this piece here was a test to get an idea where the style is going etc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Retro Police Car

Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet the uber-talented Haim Sarusi. I'm blown away by his talent. All images © by Haim Sarusi.


I've a good friend that does excellent cowboys ;)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Talk/Workshop: Ars Electronica Center

Hey, everyone! I'm returning to the Ars Electronica Center for a talk/workshop, this March. If you're around, join me! ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER, March 21st, 2013, 8PM, Sky Loft Hall 9PM, Deep Space Hall.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Some recent telephone doodles...
And a not so recent one:
Apropos doodles on paper, here's something absolutely extra smashing, the PAPER DESK! Like something beyond my dreams! What a beauty, what an idea! (via swissmiss)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

PIXEL 8: Rough Thumbnail Blueprint

This is the very, very rough thumbnail sketch for this year's Pixel Conference. I'm quite early with that one this year due to the fact that this thingy will be the official CD of Pixel 8.

Anyways, in connection with this piece's process I would like to point out that those kind of rough thumbnail pieces just have to provide enough information to me in order to make me able to identify the shapes and volumes/forms for the process' next step. I think it's important to share how sketchy and rough things start.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bruno Bozzetto's Rapsodeus

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ferrari Needle: Update

The talented Malaga (Spain) based CG artist Diego Moya Parra did a lovely 3D version of my Ferrari Needle Snow-Jet Bike design.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Old piece, re-visited. I don't draw hands that big anymore, do I?

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Rough Process Insight

This piece dates from March 2009. I like the angle view on the character.

Monday, January 07, 2013

The Talented Mr. Wittig

I just learned from Martin's blog that he and his family is moving from the NYC area to LA this spring. Martin is an incredibly gifted character design artist and a super nice guy. So headhunters, get him before the others do! (Images below © Martin Wittig)