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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Monday, September 30, 2013

Let's Have A Party

A lovely vintage illustration (from the late 1950s?) via Pour 15 Minutes...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Decent Weekend Plan

Here's the plan. (via Tee, Coffee And Books)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

101 Dalmatians: Cruella's Motorcar

Shooting Cruella de Vil's motorcar "for real", VFX ca. 1960.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bill Peet's Selfportrait As A Bird

"Bill Bird" by Bill Peet (via).

Pencil Sketch: Don Bluth, Mrs Brisby

"Reverse Curve", via Living Lines.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Son Goku

Via Ufunk.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

John Wayne, The Pink Rabbit

Another One-Million-Dollar photo. (via Retronaut)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Weekend Plans

Exactly. (via kateoplis)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Even More Rare André Franquin Beauties

Second to none, Franquin. (via and/or Google images)


Gobsmackingly brilliant, Gaston Lagaffe by André Franquin. (via)

Inspirational: Wrapped

Wrapped figures by Daniel Arsham. (via/more @ UFunk)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bill Gold

(above: photo via Roundtable Pictures)

Today, Laura ("Diversity Is Beautiful") posted a stellar photograph (see right below) showing the grandmaster of movie poster design, Bill Gold. This reminded me of how much good design reflects individual taste.

I was and still am hungry for Bill Gold's work and style, he's a true master of his trade and a big inspiration and huge influence to me. For instance, his use of negative space is such an active element in his graphic art and became branded on my own work, through and through.

By the way, there were two sweet articles, one in The Telegraph "Bill Gold: the Mad Man of movie posters" and the other one on the online mag Sabotage Times "Bill Gold: The Man Behind the Movie Posters".

Here're just a few samples of his enormous body of work. Bill Gold’s work spans six decades and over two thousand films:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


My companion from the danish jungle days, Willie Real, posted some killer video game art he did last year!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pencil And Paper Only Diet Completed

I successfully completed my pencil-and-paper-only diet and am now more than ready again for my electronic guns...

I even returned for a sec to the red and blue technique I liked to use.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Suspending Drawing Critters For A Sec

Along with my freaking talented pals Francisco Herrera, Flaviano Armentaro and Pascal Campion, I'm part of the knock-out book project Masters of Anatomy, curated by the great Suny Mann.

Well, truth be told, I don't feel like a master and don't anticipate ever feeling like one, but I'm very happy to be part of this very group of artists and look forward to suspending drawing looney critters for a sec and get some classical poses done!

That reminds me, by the way, of art school, life drawing classes, tuna sandwiches and trent park campus... good times ;-)