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, March 29, 2013

Radio Head

Apropos shapes...

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Just playing around with shapes a little...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Deep Space

Last Thursday, Ars Electronica Center, largest HD screen in the world. (Photos via Suzana Bernat)

The Isolator

"The author at work in his private study aided by the Isolator. Outside noises eliminated, the worker can concentrate with ease upon the subject at hand." (via UFUNK)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekend Wow

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Future Is Here! L.A. 2013

Last November at CTN in Burbank, Blue Sky's Greg Couch and I had the luck to have our Breakfast-With-The-Pros table right next to Syd Mead's. Anyways, what I want to share is that I stumbled across this lovely Los Angeles Times Magazine cover story from April 1988 (!): 'L.A. 2013'. And guess what: "One of the ‘futurists and experts’ they spoke to for the story was the legendary Syd Mead, whose drawings accompanied the piece." (via/more on ISO50)

Art Director

My Tigobo teammate Christophe Lautrette has his grand weekend, good luck my man! Croods!
"Tomorrow is the release of The CROODS! It took more than 5 years of my Life with an Amazing crew to create that show!! Please check it out, and bring your kids and family.... They won't be disappointed !! At least i hope! Directed by Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch), and by Kirk the Micco. Thank you all!" (Christophe)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Deep Space

I'll give a talk at Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space, tomorrow. If you're in the area, join me! Ars Electronica Center: Deep Space, Thursday, March 21st 2013, at 9PM.

Pixel Eight Rocketship

Finally, here's the finsished design. Blasting off in October 25-27, 2013.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One... Two... Three... Four

Meet Ze Artists, April 19-21 2013, Angoulême, France. See you, soon!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration 2: The Future Of The 1950s

Worlds of Science Fiction, IF Magazine. Check out all the other absolutely smashing covers at UFUNK, masterpieces all over. The visdev department of John Starduck says THANK YOU!

Monday! Secret Pilot!

Another great one from the past... (via x planes)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Category Inspiration: Real Motorsuit

Smashing! (via Church of...)
Plus some vintage poster fun from the past (via Programmed From Childhood): Robot Monster 3D - Moon Monsters Launch Attack Against Earth!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekend Is Near...

So, to conclude this very week, here're some indeed inspirational photos from the 7os by master photographer Guy Bourdin. Check out this nice post about Mr Bourdin right over at The Creators Project blog, too.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

News From The Motorsuit Department...

...and a little reminder for Meet Ze Artists :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York City's Past

Large format photos of NYC's past, check out NYC Past for more! (via

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Working With Photo References II

Owl burrito. (Photos via Church of...)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Working With Photo References

This here is a little collage of photo references I used... in connection with finding colours, interesting poses, shapes etc. (Photos via

Friday, March 08, 2013

Big-Game Hunter

Little big-game hunter guy with supergun - this is an older character design of mine which was strongly inspired by those vintage Johnny Seven and Secret Sam toys etc. Back in 2011, I did a little posting here on my blog about my references etc.

Meet Ze Artists, April 2013, Angoulême, France

This is a little reminder for the upcoming Meet Ze Artists event, April 19th - 21st, 2013, Angoulême, France. For more information please follow this very link...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

John Starduck Production Informal Meeting Point

Meet me here. (via kateoplis)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

850 Meters

Big news from my friends at Thuristar (I posted some stuff about it, last year), they have finally completed their short film 850 METERS, after over three years of production. Here's the new trailer!

850 METERS trailer (2013) from THURISTAR on Vimeo.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Weekend Rides