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, December 20, 2023

Duck taped

Multiple original print
Limited Edition, 39 pieces - available for 10 (ten) days only.

On sale from today until December 29th, 2023.
EUR 149,-/piece plus VAT

Each print is a multiple original, hand signed, numbered and adapted by hand in the form in that the taped duck's paper hat is hand-drawn. So, each print is unique and part of this consistent edition, limited to a number of only 39 pieces. Printed on 130g high quality textured drawing paper (Edition Duerer).

You can place your order (max. 3 prints/person) VIA EMAIL ONLY by writing to the email below on a first-order, first-served basis:


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FREE shipping worldwide. Payments have to be made via bank transfer (IBAN) or Paypal and strictly net (transfer fees etc.).
* A3 high quality Edition Duerer drawing paper, measurements are 297 mm high x 420 mm width (29.7 cm x 42 cm or 11.7 in x 16.5 in). Picture frame not included.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


'Paint In The Veins' (2022)

Wild sketch-painting, squashing and stretching the world's most famous mouse.

#charactercaricature #MickeyMouse #sketchpainting #satire #persiflage #exaggeration #FlorianSatzinger

Saturday, December 09, 2023

This is Barks?

⚠️Update: The auction was cancelled.

Auction house Dorotheum (Vienna) currently offers an original artwork by Carl Barks, or so they say: DOROTHEUM VIENNA

I say, I have questions. A lot of them.

The "original" is so massively poorly done, that it can't be Barks' work, can it? Besides, the handwriting on it is clearly not Barks' nor is it his signature, I reckon. And it was done 14 years (see box on the image: "23.3|2014|ME") after Barks' passing?

Please find attached the original comic page, 'Christmas Kiss' (1952), juxtaposed against the auction's copy. The comic page is undisputedly produced by Carls Barks, displaying the proper Daisy drawing which definitely was the source material for the auction's piece.

#dorotheum #vienna #carlbarks #daisyduck #donaldduck #originalartwork #idoubtit #waltdisneysdonaldduck - Images: courtesy of its respective owners (Disney/Dorotheum)

Thursday, December 07, 2023


'SAPIENS?' (2023), a film by Bruno Bozzetto.

Preview screening: December 11th, 06:00PM, Cinema City Life Anteo, Milano, Italy. 🎫 The director will be in the house!

#BrunoBozzetto #newfilm #animation #Milano #Italy #cinemaanteo

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Bow And Rockets

'Welcome To The Danger Dome' (2023), Wile E. Coyote with ACME's new 'Bow And Rockets'.

I grant that I did this one here for myself.

#wileecoyote #ACME #characterparody #floriansatzinger

Sunday, November 26, 2023

I had a blast

I just returned back home from CTN Expo, the other day. I have to agree with Sandro Cleuzo, CTN Expo 2023 - its 15th edition already - was one of the best, there's no doubt about it. A million thanks to Tina Price and her team, I had a marvelous time, very, very much.

#ctnx2023 #burbank #losangeles #california #animationexpo

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Good Company, very

To name but a few, CTN Expo 2023, November 16th-19th, Burbank, California.

Here's the show's line-up in full: WHO'S COMING

#ctnx2023 #creativetalentnetwork #burbank #losangeles #california #animationexpo Sergio Pablos John Musker Sandro Cleuzo Aaron Blaise Don Hahn Andreas Deja Torsten Schrank CTN Animation Expo Marriott Convention Center

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Mickey Mouse

Off-model-ish. However, I think it captures the pure essence of who he is, a drawing.

#MickeyMouse #caricature #satire #characterparody #FlorianSatzinger #disney100yearsofwonder

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Donald Duck,
for real

This is the opposite of an off-model Donald Duck. Actually, it is an overly on-model one, overly on real-life-model.

#donalduck #originalart #caricature #charactersatire #floriansatzinger #museumart

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Prince Hamlet

Halloween is just around the corner. So, this is an older drawing of a weirdly looking mouse or rat wearing a low-end Mickey Mouse costume, in a sort of a Prince Hamlet pose.

#thisisnot #mickeymouse #creepymouse #pumpkin #drawing #sketching #princehamlet #pose #floriansatzinger

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Bird's Eye View

Self portrait, bird's eye view.

#selfportrait #duckdrawer #floriansatzinger #bluepencils #roughsketch

Friday, September 29, 2023


'The Ducks from A.C.M.E. bank on DeepBox' (2023), Florian Satzinger.

#theducksfromACME #floriansatzinger #deepboxswiss #humangeneratedcreativity

Monday, September 18, 2023

ACME's TNTsaber

'ACME Corp's TNTsaber Kit' (2023)

#DaffyDuck #ACME #TNTsaber #ducttape #testpack #testkit #FlorianSatzinger #satiresatire #caricature #characterparody

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Salon Napoleon

Last Friday, late afternoon, Palais Dobler. It's exactly 6 months, now. Being at the new studio.

#floriansatzinger #studio #workplace #Office #aulacity

Monday, September 11, 2023

Escape from Duckland

'Escape from Duckland' will go into full production 2024.

#exhibition #duckland #satireart #floriansatzinger #caricature #parodyart #characterdesign #museumart BG: Albert Bierstadt
This shot was taken at the former studio site at the University campus, Schubertstr.

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Donald Duck Eating a Hamburger

Florian Satzinger
'Donald Duck Eating a Hamburger' (2023)
Freely adapted from the film 'Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger', created by Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth: WATCH HERE

#DonaldDuck #AndyWarhol #eatingahamburger #FlorianSatzinger

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Heidi's Mitzi

My friend Heidi's late dog Mitzi, based on a drawing by one of Heidi's kids.

Donald Duck

Donald Duck, freely recreated after a model sheet from 1934, Florian Satzinger (2020).

#DonaldDuck #recreated #1934modelsheet #thewiselittlehen #shortfilm #firstappearance

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Sometimes the lines come like overcooked pasta


#roughsketch #floriansatzinger #wolf #artistsonblogger #bluepencils #lighting #shading #conceptsketch