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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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