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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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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Animation art from the Masters

If you happen to be in Bergamo, here a recommendation: There is currently a wonderful exhibition "dalla carta ai cartoni" curated by our amazing friend Federico Fiecconi. The exhibition - located in the breathtaking Monastero di Astino - comprises original drawings by Mark Davis, Winsor McCay, Chuck Jones, Bruno Bozzetto, David Silverman, Otto Messmer, Genndy Tartakovsky, Walt Kelly, ... from Snow White, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Fantasia, Donald Duck, La Linea, ... Impressive, you'll see.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jim Henson Teaches Us How To Make A Muppet In 1969

Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things like socks. This video aired on Public Television in 1969, prior to Sesame Street, on Iowa Public Television's "Volume See" kids' show. www.iptv.org

(Thanks, Laura)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016

Upright format

I'm not sure if it's only me but, sometimes, I enjoy to rotate the screen in order to work in portrait format, it has a kind of a scaffold feel to it. This BTW really works lovely with tall characters and all sorts of upright format things.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Bozzetto Non Troppo - Official Trailer

"A legend, like my father" (Diane Disney Miller)

Monday, September 05, 2016