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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Friday, December 31, 2021


New Year's Eve telephone doodle ... Happy New Year, everyone!


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Duck People

In a narrow sense, I don't draw ducks but people with beaks.

#characterdesign #visualdevelopment #roughsketching #beaks #cartoonducks #artistsonblogger #animationart #duckpeople #duckland

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Smokestack-Horn Winter Lizard

The extremely rare smokestack-horn winter lizard. The species is a little larger than a squirrel, it is only active at night and feeds itself primarily on gift wrapper leftovers, milk and cookies. It survives on its own stored fat during its extremely long hibernation from February to November.

#stylized #characterdesign #cartoonanimals #fictionalanatomy #lizard #animationdesign #roughlayout #artistsonblogger #sketchingart #throwbackartwork

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Explosive Trees

My friends, whether you celebrate or not, I wish you a wonderful holiday season!

*By the by, the new 'ACME Idiot Detektor 3000' comes with the ACME doomsday tree decorations for free. You'll find it in the 'Explosive Austrian Trees' aisle in your nearest Wipe-Out DIY warehouse.

#seasonsgreetings #happyholidays #duckland #artistsoninstagram #iamcrazy #acme #explosivetrees

Thursday, December 16, 2021


Here are some bits from my live character design demo segment at Nemo Academy's Masterclass, last Tuesday. The character was created from scratch and became a mixture of a goat-ish dragon-dogbird, with a strong reference to Pablo Piccasso's 'She-Goat' sculpture and André Franquin's weird machinery designs.
Photo: via Artsy, © Musée Picasso Paris/Béatrice Hatala © Succession Picasso 2014 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

#characterdesign #masterclass #workshop #florence #nemoacademy #artistsonblogger #references #shegoat #PabloPiccasso #AndreFranquin Nemo Academy of Digital Arts

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Last Gig This Year

Alright, we're heading to Florence, tomorrow. For a masterclass at Accademia Nemo, December 14th 2021, Teatro della Compagnia.

Teatro della Compagnia (image via)
#AccademiaNemo #florence #italy #masterclass #characterdesign #animationdesign #artistsoninstagram

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

ACME Gift Bag Hat

Another rough character layout process time-lapse of a goatish reindeer, going with the name "Nitro", Santa's forgotten No 10. The full rough layout shows Donald Duck on a 313 sled "Rosebud X", wearing an ACME Gift Bag Hat (Mod.No. 2412XL).


#DonaldDuck #characterdesign #roughlayout #drawingprocess #timelapse #bluepencils #artistsonblogger #ACME Credit to for the background music.

Friday, December 03, 2021

Stretched Duck Legs

Stylized Donald Duck, 'stretched version', rough drawing process, time-lapse.


#DonaldDuck #visualdevelopment #characterdesign #conceptart #disney #characterart #timelapse #characterdrawing #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #artprocess #love

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Cartoon Physics

My day today, in anticipation of tomorrow. How was yours?

#characterdesigner #selfportrait #cartoonphysics #cartoonduck