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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Friday, December 15, 2017

'Third Space Duck' - extremely limited art print

Get it here: BAKERHOUSE GALLERY - This is a high quality art print of the original preliminary piece for a large-scale painting which is already in the pipeline, going with the title 'Third Space Duck'. The painting will be the first of a series of Pop art paintings involving ducks. Photos via Pixabay (Tasos_Lekkas/pcdazero)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Love Me, Fear Me: Trailer

A fusion of taste, style, skills and talent, Veronica Solomon's graduation film at Filmuniversity Babelsberg.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Reposting mood ...

Sunday evening reposting mood

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Monday, October 16, 2017


Painted bricks

Well, that's different

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Pluto (via)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

One more

An André Franquin sheet, in all its original glory. "Gesundheit!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Yet again, André Franquin

Yet again, André Franquin #love

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

André Franquin

Characters I grew up with. Rare Gaston Lagaffe sujet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

André Franquin

Probably the greatest cartoonist in history.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Drawn dessert

Carl Barks by Al Hirschfeld (image via)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Twinkles, 1960s General Mills Story Book Package

Today's mood elevator comes right from the 1960s. (image via)

Friday, August 18, 2017

I like Tweety best

Twelve popular characters transformed into monsters by Dennis Carlsson. Terribly beautiful, click here to view the gallery at PoMoFo. Still, nothing beats the classic monster tweety bird from 'Hyde And Go Tweet' (1960), of course.

Image: Phantom City Creative

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Random duck in a Donald Duck costume

Birthday drawing for my mate Tom Lohner. Blue Col-Erase pencils on paper.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Chuck Jones: Sketches

This sheet makes me happy.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Throwback duck bits

Throwback Monday

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Process bits

Duck Corp. Neck Expander X-3000i

Process bits

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Fahrenheit 451

Process bits

Process bits, Fahrenheit 451

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Via juxtapozmag

Smashing ...

It happens... wait for it... @_estebandiacono

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tightrope Walker

They say, there is nothing so fatal to a character as half finished tasks. That is why I finished my very part on an almost never ending project, last week. Now, we come down the stretch. BTW, this very duck here represents how I felt until last. :-)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Simpsonsfication of Bruno Bozzetto

This is so beautiful.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Motor glove

Process bits

Saturday, June 03, 2017


By Camille Jalabert

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017


References break down; this is an example I often show at workshops, bringing together pretty different references to build something new out it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shanghaiing Carl Barks' Donald Duck

Shanghaiing Carl Barks/Donald Duck, forcing Donald to wear one of my rucksack gears, even his beak's shape changed ... plus motorleg extensions.
exhibition photo via

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hyungkoo Lee

I can't stress often enough how important it is to encounter Hyungkoo Lee's work. Images © Hyungkoo Lee. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Radar Men from the Moon

The Sky Marshal appears to defy the laws of gravity, for a moment at least, as he lands in the arms of a prop man during production of the film. Production photo, "Radar Men from the Moon," at Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert, 80 miles northeast of Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 12, 1951 (via).

Monday, May 01, 2017

John says

"It is a monster, my rocket ship. It is not dead metal; it has a life of its own."

John Starduck, freely adapted from Guenter Wendt's quote

Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekend treat: Carl Barks, comic book cover artwork, 1962

Image: All copyrights belong to their respective owners.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Knife sharpened pencils

In my little digitally-drawing world going analog is like a breath of fresh air...

Friday, April 07, 2017

John Starduck References: Kurt Roeschl, space art

Kurt Roeschl (1923-1986) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter who illustrated various science-fiction stories in the 1950s.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Carl Barks: Magazine Donald Duck, model sheet

"Drawn with R. Esterbrook art & drafting pen #356" Image courtesy: Disney

Friday, March 10, 2017

Legendary model sheet segment: Uncle Scrooge McDuck by Carl Barks

Carl Barks establishes some rules for drawing his creation, Scrooge McDuck (via) Image courtesy: Disney

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DuckTales Reboot - First Look

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beaks and peckers

For the love of beaks and peckers.