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, August 21, 2014

The Muppets On The Set Of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Yoda and Luke Skywalker. (via)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Carlo Rambaldi (1925 - 2012), 'father of E.T.' (Thanks, Laura)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bruno Bozzetto: Space04, Kunsthaus Graz

On September 10th, 2014, 5:00pm, which is exactly two hours before the official opening of the Paperwalker exhibition, Bruno Bozzetto and my humble self will have a panel chat about all sorts of things (mostly animation related, I would imagine) at the Kunsthaus' fancy-pancy panel room, space04. (Photographs: Universalmuseum Joanneum, Nicolas Lackner)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

John Starduck: DuckMe

Throwback reference... this kid on the reference photos is me, a couple of million years ago. Badass tee, isn't it? Anyways, I'm using this past-mini-me as reference/basis for the entire outfit design of the John Starduck character. This here is the first rough sketch of the process.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 10

Bullwinkle and Donald, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC, at different years. (Source unkown: photographs are © by their respective owners. All rights reserved)

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 9

Lunch break with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Billy Wilder (c. 1960, source unkown: photograph © by its respective owner. All rights reserved).

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Two Of The Finest

René Goscinny and Morris on a rooftop terrace, Amsterdam, May 1971.

Photographs: Peters, Hans / Anefo

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 8

Girl reading comic book in newsstand, c. 1940–1945. Photograph by Charles “Teenie” Harris, courtesy of Eyes on Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Art. (via)

Saturday, August 02, 2014

How To Draw

Smashing book cover, what a beauty from the past: Walt Disney's How To Draw And Color Book (Whitman, ca. 1960).

Carl Barks At His Drawing Table

ca. 1962/1963

Friday, August 01, 2014

The SpongeBob Movie [updated]

Sponge Out of Water - Official Trailer (2015)

Here's a piece (see below) I just came across at Sherm's. Sherm's the man!

The Ant And The Aardvark

These two characters were as important to me as the Disney classics were. Love everything about them, without any limitation. For more, please check out Colin Lougheed's posting about these very characters.