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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of 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 – 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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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SHRED! Out now!

My pals Greg Baldwin and Dave Guertin (i.e. Creaturebox) have their new book out, now: GET IT HERE

"Our second installment of SHRED collects over 160 new monsters, robots and lost space explorers battling to survive our treacherous universe. With over two years’ worth of work torn from our sketchbooks and drawing tables, this volume unleashes a hoard of chaos unfit for most star systems. Each page is jam packed with our no holds barred combat with traditional materials including sharpened pencils, splattery ink and more paper cuts than we could count." (Greg and Dave)

WWW.CREATUREBOX.COM

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Andre Franquin

Beyond reach. (photo via/courtesy of)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Take on Jake

Live from the class: Doing a "take on Jake" with my students, today.

The exercise was to create a scene with two characters like on the cover of Jake Parker's Drawings III book. Create something new without copying it, but stealing apples from the same tree. (Link: Mr Jake Parker)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Duck of the ducks

June 9th! Happy Birthday, Donald! (via EW)

Go Jim! Go Maëster!

In 2013 the incomparable Jim Maëster made me a beautiful birthday duck. This is now my get-well-soon-duck as a small return, plus the link to the very page where you can support him: GO MAESTER!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Hijacking, still

Hijacking (or re-designing) vintage toys and photos from the 1960s and classical 19th century fine-art pieces was an essential part of a full-scale visual development project I'm right about to finish. I'll put a finer point on that shortly. (Photos via/courtesy of The Bat Channel)