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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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cintiq Of The Past

Touch screen technology prediction in a French children's encyclopedia from the 1970s.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Designing Away

Designing away the past mistakes of the First Industrial Motorbirds Revolution.
Reference photo (skeleton) via/by Brandon Kihl. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


A random bird in a Donald Duck costume. Splitted in two parts on Instagram.

Sunday Spirits, Quoting Donald Duck

«We've got a problem, Goofy!
But don't tell anyone...»

Donald Duck (Kingdom of Hearts, VG, 2002)
Images via/propery of Gorrilas don't blog and Not my father's slides.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Reference: Photographer Chris Lord, Duck Pond, Central Park, NYC

The very first idea for having John Starduck based in New York City I had quite some time back at the Duck Pond in Central Park. The photo background here I hijacked from uber-talended photographer Chris Lord; he was looking across the duck pond from west to east with Fifth Avenue in the distance.

I saw a little more in the snow ...

(Photo: courtesy of/copyright by Chris Lord. All rights reserved.)

By the by, Lord's photo reminds me a little of Adolf Fassbender's 'White Night' painting, which dates back to 1936. A piece that I can't get enough from:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Big Duck

I had to share, hadn't I? Thanks Rick; via/by Scott Shaw

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

26 Million Scratchy Blue Lines Views

The Paperwalker Journal has crossed 26 million content views, recently. Terrific! Thanks for stopping by my little slice of the internet!

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Aside from when the snow gets really bad in winter my commute from Steiermark to Salzburg is pretty trouble free ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Portland, Maine, 1960s

Reference photo heaven.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Low Gravity

Rough concept piece. Very rough.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

This is a du ... don't!

Stop it, Alfred!
Photo: courtesy of its respective owner, all rights reserved.

Friday, January 08, 2016


I didn't hear what they were talking about, but they looked exactly like the characters here.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Heyday, 2016!

DUCK is the key, this year.