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, October 30, 2014

Freak Kitchen: Freak Of The Week

Amazingly beautiful animated!!!

TV Guide

TV guide cover art from the past.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Batman Serenades Spock

Hilarious photomontage. I've just found it on the internet and got totally excited. (via)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Space Age Batman

Nice find! (via Brecht Bug)

Creepy Yet Inspiring Character

The most creepy yet inspiring film character of my childhood was the Child Catcher from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (1968), played by the great Sir Robert Helpmann (1909-1986).

Friday, October 24, 2014

Another One Million Dollar Gift I Brought Home From Florence

My childhood's most, most, most favourite TV cartoon series was 'Vicky The Viking' ('Wickie und die starken Männer'). So, guess what Nemo Academy's art director Luca Chiarotti made me as a gift, last week? An animation drawing from the original 1970s production! Thank you so much Luca for this amazing piece of animation art. And a million thanks to Laura for having told Luca that I loved (and still love) this very series so much.

New Toys

Finally, the new workstation is set up. First warm-up sketch with the new toys...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Million Dollar Gift

Uber-talented Disney artist Francesco Guerrini made me a one million dollar present in Florence during my workshop's lunch break, last Saturday. He presented me with two sheets full of original drawings of him. One sheet with Donald Duck all over it, the other one with beautiful versions of my own birds designs. I was really, really blown away. Francesco has no idea how big this is to me.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

But Of Course...

I will again provide another Pixel art-battle piece for Pixel Vienna, this year. Here's the rough test sketch as an appetizer...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Four And A Half Weeks

This is just a little reminder that the Paperwalker show's still running for another four and a half weeks @ Kunsthaus Graz/Designforum Steiermark.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Via (Thanks, Laura)

"This is Awesome!"

Small Plates: WATCH
As part of their Food issue, the New York Times Magazine sent six second graders from Brooklyn's PS 295 to dinner at Daniel, one of New York's fanciest restaurants. Each kid was served a seven-course tasting menu that goes for $220 a person.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Meet The Masters Workshop, Oct 18th, 2014

At Accademia Nemo's invitation I'll will return to Florence for a workshop @ Cinema Astra 2, next week. I'm so much looking forward to it: MEET THE MASTERS
(street view image © Google Maps)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

InkTober: Speed Sketch

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Two Rare Photographs Of Director Irvin Kershner On The Set Of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Irvin Kershner (1923-2010), legendary director of the best of the Star Wars movies, 'The Empire Strikes Back'.

The Boxtrolls: Dressing For Success (Featurette)

Amazingly beautiful. No more, no less.

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Pixel Vienna Conference, November 7th-9th, 2014

Over the past few years, Pixel Vienna presented stunners like Robert Blalack, Mario Ucci, Eric Goldberg, Bruno Bozzetto, Oscar Grillo, Andreas Deja, Harald Siepermann, Jakob Schuh, Saschka Unseld, just to name a few.

This year, my pals Jose Lopez, Alex Orrelle and Andrei Riabovitchev will continue the grand animation and VFX talks feast, scheduled for November 7th - 9th, 2014, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna:

(images © WB/MPC/DC/Desoluz Inc.)

Monday, October 06, 2014


Friday, October 03, 2014

InkTober 2014

Jake's InkTober became an international art phenomenon. These are my first attempts at "InkTober-ing" and I'm sure these will be not the last ones. WWW.INKTOBER.COM


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Inspiration: Saul Steinberg

Again and yet again, Saul Steinberg, sovereign. See also...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Drawing In Photoshop

Since I draw mostly digitally, I try to avoid the kind of sterile vibe to it by putting high-res photographs of real paper and pencils on a background layer in Photoshop, at least for the rough process. I even add image noise to the background...