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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Thursday, December 31, 2020

The past year felt like an incredibly long day, ...

... on a wall like a fly, with a strange perspective on life. To that effect, Happy New Year, everyone! Things will get better!
#pencilsketch #bluepencils #roughsketch #duckonthewall #roughdrawing #roughlayout

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Dragon photobombing a duck-star's photo op

Actually, I wanted to introduce you to one of the duck stars of my upcoming show but unfortunately a dragon was photobombing the scene, chewing on the duck.
#kasematten #orpheum #buehnengraz #spielstaettengraz #theartoffloriansatzinger #exhibit #characterdesign #schlossberg #castlehill #exhibition

Monday, December 28, 2020

About Ducks, Knights And Finely Crafted Rocketships,
And Sundry Other Delicacies

Alright, here's the thing I was teasing, last week.

After having recklessly shanghaied some of the most beautiful Romanticism paintings (especially the ones by Carl Spitzweg, Caspar David Friedrich and Albert Bierstadt) in the past years, the ducks are now going for the big party. In spring 2021 they'll highjack and mask a whole historic site, for real. No mockups, no photomontage. Real real.

A giant larger-than-billboard-size imagery exhibit high above the rooftops of the City of Graz, Austria, at the iconic Kasematten Theatre, located on Castle-Hill, Schloßberg. Right in the middle of the city's historic centre.

Sincere thanks to the show's executive producers Bernhard Rinner and Michael Tassis and the exhibit's production head Daniel Polzer for the striking support and hard work. More details about the show and its contents will follow in February.

On this historic cityscape here, portraying Graz ca. 1830, the yellow flag roughly marks today's actual location of the show's venue. Additionally, please find attached two photos, one of Castle-Hill (photo by Gerhard Eder) and the other one shows the Kasematten's east entrance.

Bühnen Graz
#Kasematten #Graz #Austria #exhibition #popart #ducks #characterdesign #largebillboards #spring2021 #artshow #exhibit #animationart #spielstättengraz #bühnengraz

Thursday, December 24, 2020


Ducks do build snowbirds, not snowmen, of course. Happy holidays, everyone!
#seasonsgreetings #schneeente #snowduck #happyholidays

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Fire Eggs And Friendly Flames

Quite recently, a crackingly beautiful project has been given green light. This is a little pre-announcement - in the form of this rough visual development sketch, designated to make you interested a little without giving away anything - of an announcement I'll be making here next Monday, December 28th.
#preannouncement #greenlight #project

Friday, December 18, 2020

The Loud Duck

Well, look who it ain't! David Galvis did a lovely digital sculpt of my 'Loud Duck', recently.

Watch the clip on YouTube in high resolution HERE ▶

Here is the complete "The Loud Duck" development sheet, it's a kind of a further stage of the Daffy Duck parody, the feathers are winter-white, now:

#sculpt #characterdesign #digitalart #digitalsculpt #blender3d #cartoon #3dcharacter #visdev #duck

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Apropos MAD Magazine:
If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys

From the They Drew What They Wanted Department: January 1963 issue of MAD Magazine. Way long before all these "I drew this based on kid drawings" projects. Story and models by Al Jaffee, photos by Lester Krauss.
"We at MAD feel that the designs of today's Christmas toys reflect our warped aduld sense of values. We at MAD also feel that the success of today's Christmas toys exposes our basic insecurity as parents trying to buy the love of our children with material things. But mainly, we at MAD feel too cheap to spend that money on our kids! So here is our idea: Instead of nuclear physicists designing complicated costly toys, why not let kids design them? Children's drawings show simple, beautiful, joyous viewpoints that no grown-up can hope to capture. Here, then, is what we would be seeing..."
#MADmagazine #ChristmasToys #toydesign #AlJaffee #LesterKraus

MAD Magazine's Spoof Advertisements

"When William M. Gaines was the publisher and owner of MAD Magazine, he refused to accept any form of advertising. This allowed him to spoof anyone and anything he desired."

Say, it's Madness Wednesday. As a life-long MAD Magazine enthusiast I've to share some of these glorious pieces from an amazing collection of satirical advertisements from the 1950s to the 1970s.
See the full gallery OVER HERE ▶

(via Brand Flakes For Breakfast/by John AKA Japserdo)
#MADmagazine #fakeadvertisements #spoofadverts #satire

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Happy December Half-Time

It's a thing the December Dragon came up with, he still hopes to get his own holiday.
#decemberdragon #characterdesign #conceptart #productiondesign #decemberhalftime #throwbackart #duckishcharacter #animationart #holidays

Monday, December 14, 2020

Full Process: The Maurizio Cattelan Duck AKA Duck Basel

This sheet here provides the process of the anthropomorphic animated cartoon style parody portrait of Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan in full. Step 1 and 2 were digital test sketches, step 3 is a traditionally done preliminary drawing on paper (Col-Erase 20044 Blue) and for step 4 and 5 I went digital again.
#mauriziocattelan #donaldduck #parody #portrait #characterdesignprocess #drawingprocess #digitalpainting #traditionaldrawing #colerasepencils #bluepencils #ducttape #banana Photo by Pierpaolo Ferrari (via artnet)

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Donald Duck's binge watching adaptation

Over the past few months, he grew some solid new tail feathers for a better seating comfort. He even can fall asleep without falling over.

#DonaldDuck #Disneyplus #parody #roughsketch #drawing #bingewatching

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Design Process Sheet: ACME's Yellow All-Terrain Glove Rover 313

This sheet compiles the final version with its development process and some assembly options ideas.
Colour reference (via):
#DonaldDuck #parodyart #EvelKnievel #ACMEcorp #allterrain #rover #yellowglove #cartoonglove #characterdesign #TheToysThatMadeUs #drawingprocess #designprocess