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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger 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, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2019 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 51,5M VIEWS | 113,462 FOLLOWERS

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Friday, May 30, 2014

André Franquin's Garage

Le garage de Franquin... (via)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Running-In The New Engine

Rough concept piece, revised.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mickey's Racing Adventure

Lovely 2D animated Nintendo Gameboy commercial from 1999.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

One month after Pearl Harbor, a child-friendly gas mask was introduced. Depending on its success, other character designs were to follow (via). The masks were never used and are now exhibited in military museums (via).

photos via

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just For The Fun Of It

I couldn't resist posting this. (Thanks, Laura; via OC)

Friday, May 23, 2014


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Organ Pipes, Mt. Wellington, Tasmania (1974)

Holy Sardines!! If sponsoring back in time would be an option, Red Bull would be in, I guess; and Marvin Zuckerman, though for slightly other reasons. (images via)

Apropos Larger Than Life

Superman, 1978. Two of my favourite behind the scenes photos.

Wait! Not forgetting this great behind the scenes pic, showing special effects director Colin Chilvers:


I would imagine that my brother Valentin and I completely can identify with what is going through this little boy's mind. (image via SimonNRicketts)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Before/After: Telephone Doodle

Short Toon-Shaded Superhero Test

By my uber-talented buddy Alex Orrelle.

Toon-shaded superhero test from Alex Orrelle on Vimeo.

Apropos, Alex's a monster, isn't he? Look at this here:

Shana Tova 2013 from Alex Orrelle on Vimeo.

Disneyland's Original Prospectus

Via boingboing. (Thanks, Laura)

Telephone Doodle

Monday, May 19, 2014

Speed Process Demo

Quite recently, a student of Accademia Nemo posted a photo of a quick red ballpen drawing I did for her in Florence during the Nemoland festival. Today, I used this very photo for a quick process demo...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nearly-Live Screengrab

Snapshot, 5 secs ago.

The Bright Knight

Somehow or other, I liked the crazed 1960 Batman better than the depressed, suffering burn-out dark soldiers of today. (photos via LIFE)

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Koen Demuynck, photographer. (via)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Speed Sketches

Wednesday, May 07, 2014



Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Photoholic: John Wilhelm

I became an instant fan of John Wilhelm's work! (via)

Monday, May 05, 2014

Travel Sketch

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Nemoland 2014: Snapshots

Tom Bancroft and I after the Nemoland awards ceremony, Cinema Odeon, Florence. In the background Stefano Casini and Francesco Mariotti. (photos: Laura)

Pablo Picasso Is Popeye (Sort Of)

This is a quick share on the fly just for the fun of it, I'll be back posting as usual by next week. BTW, Nemoland was a blast, I'll share some bits and pieces of the events within the next time. (image via)