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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger 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, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and 'John Starduck©' for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2018 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 35,899,372 views | 44,206 subscribers

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Al Hirschfeld and Art Spiegelman

Theater Talk: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, visits legendary Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld in his studio 2001.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Category: The colours of the seventies

A lovely bit of Americana for the Brits of the 1970s. Thames Television's 'Wish you were here' presenter Jim Lloyd gives a little insight into the day to day workings of one of the world's most famous fast food chains 'McDonalds'. (via)

"This nine layer gastronomic indulgence is called a Big Mac."

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Late night critter

There are warm-ups and cool-downs. This is a cool-down one. It has been a long day today, good night everyone.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Now, you see him

I pushed visual development things a little with this one. The idea to create a custom version of the 1969 Pontiac Cirrus for John Starduck opened into something more.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Izzy Burton's "Via"

"A short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and the lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times." (Directed by Izzy Burton, Blue Zoo Animation Studio, London)

VIA from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reference feast: Paleontology

Paleontology and character design

Animation design science

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lawrence Childwood

Brilliant CG work by François Boquet on my Lawrence Childwood design.
Here's a WIP screengrab by François Boquet:

Brilliant cg work by François Boquet on my Lawrence Childwood design.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Throwback Weekend Colours: Breakfast Menu From The Past

Late 1970's breakfast menu (via)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Talk soon :-)

Friday, December 15, 2017

'Third Space Duck' - extremely limited art print

Get it here: BAKERHOUSE GALLERY - This is a high quality art print of the original preliminary piece for a large-scale painting which is already in the pipeline, going with the title 'Third Space Duck'. The painting will be the first of a series of Pop art paintings involving ducks. Photos via Pixabay (Tasos_Lekkas/pcdazero)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Love Me, Fear Me: Trailer

A fusion of taste, style, skills and talent, Veronica Solomon's graduation film at Filmuniversity Babelsberg.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Reposting mood ...

Sunday evening reposting mood

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Monday, October 16, 2017


Painted bricks

Well, that's different

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Pluto (via)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

One more

An André Franquin sheet, in all its original glory. "Gesundheit!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Yet again, André Franquin

Yet again, André Franquin #love

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

André Franquin

Characters I grew up with. Rare Gaston Lagaffe sujet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

André Franquin

Probably the greatest cartoonist in history.