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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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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Ancestry DNA results just came in, I came up as 25% Looney Tunes.
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#LooneyTunes #inmyDNA #MarvinTheMartian #reference #parodyart

Thursday, May 28, 2020

When Art Theft Becomes Artwork

In 1976, German performance artist Ulay (1943-2020) stole Spitzweg's painting "The Poor Poet". Read the full story here: When Art Theft Becomes Artwork

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Conspiracy Mouse

This is a rough preliminary sketch I did in preparation for the official Mickey exhibition in Desenzano del Garda (NOV 2018 - FEB 2019), but finally I didn't follow and finish the rough drawing's concept due to its assaultive nature. Yet, I still like the idea behind it, a juxtaposition of Mickey (the true original) and this silly creepy version, here. Conspiracy fantasies tend to simplify coherences and tend to blame certain powerful individuals or large international companies of being part of secret networks and sinister doings. Now, since Mickey is a signature character to a large and powerful international company, he can easily be turned into a dark symbol, just because one can do it and not because its true.
“Conspiracy theory is the ultimate refuge of the powerless. If you cannot change your own life, it must be that some greater force controls the world.” (Roger Cohen, New York Times)
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This is a rough preliminary sketch I did in preparation for the official Mickey exhibition in Desenzano del Garda (NOV 2018 - FEB 2019), but finally I didn't follow and finish the rough drawing's concept due to its assaultive nature. Yet, I still like the idea behind it, a juxtaposition of Mickey (the true original) and this silly creepy version, here. Conspiracy fantasies tend to simplify coherences and tend to blame certain powerful individuals or large international companies of being part of secret networks and sinister doings. Now, since Mickey is a signature character to a large and powerful international company, he can easily be turned into a dark symbol, just because one can do it and not because its true. “Conspiracy theory is the ultimate refuge of the powerless. If you cannot change your own life, it must be that some greater force controls the world.” (Roger Cohen, New York Times) --- #MickeyMouse #preliminarysketch #roughsketch #mickey90desenzano

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#MickeyMouse

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The birth of a frog, 1955

A young Jim Henson working with his first Kermit the Frog puppet prototype, 1955.
“Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.”
(Jim Henson)
Photograph colourized by Jecinci

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The ACME Fender Rocketbass X-TNT Blast 3000

The character is strongly inspired by singer Alex Kapranos' style in Franz Ferdinand's music video 'Walk Away'. Of course, I immediately signed a multi billion dollar contract with leading-edge ACME Corporation.
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#parodyart #characterdesign #acmecorporation #advertparody #fenderguitars #acmemakers #theduckwiththebunnyears

Friday, May 22, 2020

Donald the Duck

I read this on TV, caricature is overrated.
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#editorialcartoon #parody #caricature #donaldtheduck #satire

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

48 square inch gallery

Art gallery hanging process. To be continued ...
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#popart #artproject #parodyart #bristolpapergallery

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday Morning "Pin-Up"

Two-page spread in the July 1964 issue of McCall's magazine (via The Walt Disney Family Museum):
«Once upon a time ... in the Magic Land of Hollywood ... there lived the Greatest One-Man Show on Earth!»
«Yesterday he invented Disneyland, and the likes of us. Today he's the genie of the New York World's Fair. Can you guess what he's dreaming of next?»
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#WaltDisney

Thursday, May 14, 2020

1932 Donald Duck, re-created

This is a re-creation of one of Donald Duck's earliest appearances, third 'Mickey Mouse Annual', 1932.
(Reference material via Kaya Özkaracalar's Disneyville)
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#donaldduck #mickeymouseannual #characterdesign #recreated #parodyart #tributesketch

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Crash test duck

"Ready or not, I'm doing this now."
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#stuntduck #acmegear #roughlayout #characterdesign #crashtestduck #digitalsketching

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Why do you want to play chess with me?

About using references in character design and drawing a cartoon duck's beak front view. This was a speed demo from a couple of weeks ago. (Reference stills: Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal", 1957. All rights reserved.)
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#workingwithreferences #creepycharacter #drawingdemo #speeddrawing #characterdesign