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 27, 2013

Remembering Harald

This is a collection of rough Alfred J. Kwak sketches, all from the beautiful same-named comic album series by Harald Siepermann and Hans Bacher; two of the most talented, most inspirational and most noble artists I know.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration

New York ca. 1903: Flatiron Building, Broadway and 5th Avenue. Check out the high-res version over here and take a fantastic look into the past. (via shorpy)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Harald Siepermann (1962 - 2013)

A couple of weeks ago I posted on my facebook timeline that to me Harald Siepermann is one of the most gifted character designers on this very planet. I added this little collection of some of my favorite pieces, done by Harald.

We had great and fun periodical gatherings together, like at CTNX, Pixel Conference or Pictoplasma. I planned to pay Harald a visit in Hamburg near soon.

Not any more. Harald died last Saturday.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lovely Illustration

By Fernando Vicente. (via pour15minutes)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Elephant Mounted Machine Gun

Weird piece from the 1910s... (via Retronaut)

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Old rough sketch, some birdish creature with "Freddy knifes". (photo reference via Amazon)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Lorry Jet-Bike

I found the jet-bike's lorry version that I totally forgot about... (Photos via Retronaut)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Work Space

Lagerfeld in his Paris pad by Matthieu Salvaing & Selby. Love the light, colours and work space atmosphere. Very, very inspiring. (via kateoplis)

Monday, February 04, 2013


Old piece, pimped a little.

Monday Morning Robots

Love this magazine cover! (via pour 15 Minutes d' amour)

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday Morning Inspiration

I love when films open with a shot like this. (via midnightradio)