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.

All reference/inspiration material here (i.e. all material not originated by the author of this blog) is solely the property of their respective owners, the use here does not imply that you may use the material for any purpose other than for a similar parodistic, informational or inspirational use. This blog journal is basically dedicated to inspire professional animation artists, animation students and everyone who is interested in the animation art form to use their talents. If you find any content here that belongs to you and you want it down or has not been properly attributed, please contact 'hello[at]paperwalker[dot]com', thank you.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year! Nearly There!

Been at this one for a while. But we're nearly finished with the John Starduck launch formula for 2015. With this in mind, Happy New Year!

Image courtesy of Time Inc. For personal non-commercial use only.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Painfully Beautiful

London 1978, homeless woman. ©Miron Zownir, photographer.

Inspirational Past

Behind the scenes at Disney Studios, 1953. "Quartet known as The Mello-Men bays in harmony before screen showing four canine characters whose voices they represent in the forthcoming Disney feature cartoon, The Lady and The Tramp."
(Via Vintage Everyday, Photos: Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images; Thanks, Laura)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays Deer-Thingy

Basic construction sketch...
... and final artwork:

Happy holidays, everyone!

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Happy Holidays, Everyone!

«A snowball fight in Central Park, New York City, after the first snowfall of 1938.» Via GagDaily (Photo courtesy of Tucker/Getty Images)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Construction: Critter

The other day, I was asked by one of my fellow readers if I could post another (basic) construction/process clip. Now, here's a pretty quick one i've done recently testing out a new screen recording software.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


A couple of months ago, I was about to clean-up this rough design and use it as the cover sujet of the new book we're developing here at PW but skipped it because of some story changes etc. Anyhow, I think it makes a nice posting anyway.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Inspiration: Vintage Chicago

A couple of beautiful shots from Chicago's past. Sources/©: cta and The Magazine (Photographer: Yasuhiro Ishimoto)

Monday, December 15, 2014

After The Sony Hack...

D*#%n it! After the Sony hack this super secret rocket ship design of mine got leaked too.

But, they didn't leak the super super secret stuff. Phew!

But, they didn't leak the super super secret stuff. Phew!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Just Scribbling Away...

Decent Weekend Plan, Replicated

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

Friday Morning Inspiration: Disney's Professor Ludwig von Drake

Designed by the unmatchable Milt Kahl. (Images via/more @ Random Notes From Some Kind Of Hairpin)

Images © Disney. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thoughts, Face

One Million Dollar reference photo, by Jeannick Gravelines. (via)

Any Which Way You Can

«Anyone who believes in talking drawings should see a mental health professional.»

Why CTN eXpo Matters (by Dan Sarto)

"While it’s often easier to lure studio executives to Annecy than to Burbank, there’s no excuse not to participate in such an important event right in your own backyard." Read the full article HERE...

Monday, December 08, 2014


Okay, this is... weird. (via)

Saturday, December 06, 2014

F#*k Parkinson's

Sorry for the dumb post title, but that was my first thought.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Ice Storm

'Frozen 2' references, anybody? Lower Austria, Forest Quarter, yesterday. (Photos © Einsatzdoku/Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Chitty Chitty Chitty...

Monday, December 01, 2014


As above.

Reference And Effect

Rough Concept Piece

The idea behind the shape of this here was a chicken.