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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. ©2017 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 30,975,617 views | 39,325 subscribers



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Friday, February 28, 2014

Hans Bacher: Escape From Toontown

«I recently found the ‘finale’ for the Toontown sequence in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, a part of a storyboard that Harald Siepermann and I created in the summer of 1987 in the AMBLIN-studio on the UNIVERSAL-lot.»

Image via Hans Bacher's weblog. All rights reserved.

Kwak

I had a lovely time visiting Kwak and his best friends...

Bill Watterson!

Bill Watterson offers his first public cartoon since ending ‘Calvin and Hobbes’: via Michael Cavna/full article

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mim-ish Creature

Running out of inspiration has never been the problem... (Madame Mim reference ©Disney)

Thank You

Quick Beak

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Process Sheet

Monday, February 17, 2014

What It Is Is Beautiful

What it is is different. (via/full article)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lois Lane Is Curious And Black


[The entire posting here below is a re-share from Diversity is beautiful]

"Are you sure you want to go through with this, Lois?"
"Yes, Superman! Close the body mold and switch on the power! It's important that I live the next 24 hours as a black woman!"



The Civil Rights movement had an impact on mass media and comic books were no exception. Marvel created "Black Panther" in 1966, DC's superheroes started supporting minorities and "rarely missing an opportunity to make some sort of comment on state of race-relations". Superman stories had hardly included African Americans for some decades. In the early 1970s, however, mutual respect became one of "the" messages.



In Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #106 (Nov. 1970) "I am Curious (Black)!", Lois Lane wants to write an article on Metropolis district "Little Africa" but has difficulties finding African Americans to interview as they reject her because of her ethnicity. Superman offers her to enter his Plastimold and change her skin colour for 24 hours. With her altered skin colour, Lois Lane finds acceptance among African Americans and rejection among her former friends. The story portrayed Black Power, tended to reinforce some stereotypes but had a clear diversity message and was a large success (Zeichmann, 2012).





Lois Lane decides to take the underground.





Zeichmann, C. B. (2012) Black Like Lois. Confronting Racism, Configuring African American Presence. In: Darowski, J. J. (ed.) The Ages of Superman. Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 78-90
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Ralph Waite

Good night.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Portrait

Very, very freely inspired by Ambrose E. Burnside.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Life On Mars

This very sketch is based on the latest findings of NASA about Mars.

Monday, February 03, 2014

On Ducks. What Else Should One Be Expecting Here?

In 2001, a project started aiming to find the world's funniest joke. LaughLab (a project of the British Association for the Advancement of Science) asked people from all over the world to submit their favourite jokes and to judge other people's jokes on a "Giggleometer". More than 40.000 jokes were received. The conclusion: Jokes mentioning ducks are funnier than other jokes. The recommendation: If you are going to tell a joke involving an animal, make it a duck (via).


Photos of Oliver Reed and Ken Russell via and via
Guest posting by Maryam Laura Moazedi

Apropos Spinner Car

There are, of course, some LEGO scale replicas of the Spinner Car ("Blade Runner") to find too, like this lovely designed kit which comes from Oregon (US) based Ichiban Toys. I'm thinking dreaming now of a "John Starduck Rocket Ship" LEGO kit. (Photos via/©)

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Smokin' Guns

Lovely idea. This is cotton wool, isn't it? (via)

Blade Runner Spinner Car Scale Model