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 The Zanuck Company – 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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Sunday, October 24, 2021

'Duck Fan', literally

Early Donald Duck pitch material piece, which was done a little less than two years ago. I was trying to find my own "style voice", which I think worked out fine here, showing both, the general look of the duck characters (more slim and bendy) and samples of props and scenery design, in this case the interior view of a secret casting laboratory of sorts, probably somewhere in an industrial estate at the outskirts of Duckburg. I showed already an early rough sketch of this here, but not the finished artwork.

'Duck Fan' reference photos: ©Sebastian Errazuriz. All rights reserved.

#DonaldDuck #DenisPierreFilippi #FlorianSatzinger #comicalbum #ContemporaryArt #Reference #SebastianErrazuriz #DuckFan

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

"It's A Parody, Baby!"

There will be an official Duckland catalogue soon, wrapping up 'Duckland 1' and 'Duckland 2' in one very book.

Since this will be a very, very limited edition run, published through the Orpheum and Kasematten theatres, you can register your interest now by sending an e-mail to: catalogue(AT)duckland(DOT)world
#duckland #catalogue #catalog #exhibition #artcatalogue #kasematten #orpheum #floriansatzinger #animationart #artbook

Saturday, October 16, 2021


I think you will not guess what he's doing in this scene ... you're alright, I'll show you on Monday.

#DonaldDuck #Parody #sketching #digitalfinishing #workinprogress #fromthedrawingdesk

Friday, October 15, 2021

Duckland 2: Opening Hours

Orpheum Theatre, October 14th 2021 - January 20th 2022, Tuesday to Friday, 2PM -7PM and prior to every event.

#duckland #floriansatzinger #orpheumgraz #exhibition #openinghours

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

313 Z

What if Zorglub designed Donald Duck's 313?

#DonaldDuck #313 #Franquin #Zorglub #floriansatzinger #duckland

Friday, October 08, 2021

Satzinger & Hardenberg

After this long time, we team up again. One last time, for a good cause. Actually, I only make a very, very small contribution in contrast to what Nils already has finished, but I'm excited and will keep you posted ...

#SatzingerHardenberg #duckmen #charity

Thursday, October 07, 2021


I don't want to clean this up, the clean-up can't possibly compare to the energy of the rough sketch.

#roughsketch #energy #characterdesign #developmentsketch #visualdevelopment #cartoonduck #floriansatzinger

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Cast-Off Poster Sujet: 'Duckland 2'

My original plan was to go with this very poster design, but then I came up with the idea of the ACME Brain-Wave Kit for the final version. However, I still like the atmosphere of this Spitzweg painting I put the characters into. The original painting's title is "Gnom" or "Dwarf" (1848), by Carl Spitzweg.

#duckland #posterdesign #castoff #carlspitzweg #hijackedpainting #exhibition #floriansatzinger #cartoonduck #characterdesign #productiondesign

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Only Nine More Sleeps ...

'Duckland 2' opens on October 14th, 2021.

#Duckland #exhibition #orpheum #floriansatzinger

Monday, October 04, 2021

Ducks On Air: "Hallo FM4"

I was on the "Hallo FM4" radio show in Vienna, yesterday. I truly had a lovely time with the hosts Daniel Grabner und David Riegler. For about an hour long (segment 14:00-15:00) we talked about all things anthropomorphisation and - of course - ducks, available for playback until next Sunday: "Hallo FM4" (German)

#duckland #radioFM4 #halloFM4 #ORF #danielgrabner #davidriegler #floriansatzinger #anthropomorphisation #characterdesign #visualdevelopent #radioshow