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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. ©2015 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 23,531,815 views | 22,913 subscribers



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Good Times With The Muppets

Fozzie, Frank Oz and friends. (via Muppet Wiki/Thanks, Laura)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Toys From The Past: Cornelius (Planet Of The Apes)

Ca. 1971 (Photo via/© Toywalker's Toys)

Cornelius and Rex, dream team alarm!

Rex Space, the 1970s action toy that never was.

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The Angleton Ant Farm House (Completed 1972)

"House of the Century", designed by San Francisco design collaborative Ant Farm. (Photos © by Ant Farm/Chip Lord i.e. their respective owners. All rights reserved.)

And as it stands today:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hyungkoo Lee, Again And Yet Again

Hyungkoo Lee is an old acquaintance to the fellow readers of this very blog here, isn't he? I'm following Lee's work for more than an estimated time of a decade, now. His work not only makes brilliant postings but it also became a highly appreciated part of my lectures at FH Salzburg. Website: WWW.HYUNGKOOLEE.KR
Please note: all images here are © by Hyungkoo Lee. All rights reserved.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Duck On The Wire

This is a piece I already posted here but since a couple of Nemo Academy students came to me with prints of it asking me to sign recently, I thought I give it a repost. BTW, two of them (Arianna Pisani and Ferdinando Batistini) were so kind and sent me pics (see below) of where they put the piece, directly on the walls over their animation desks.

Repost alarm!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Negative Space Is An Animation Designer's Friend

Negative space is your friend.

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Dean Ellis

I've always been a huge fan of science fiction illustrator Dean Ellis' (1920-2009) classically shaped space rocket ships. Here're two samples of my most favourite pieces by Ellis. (Please note: All images here below are copyrighted by their publishers and Dean Ellis)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

"And the winner is ..."

Guest posting by Maryam Laura Moazedi

Bruno Bozzetto is an Italian animation artist. No. Bruno Bozzetto is "the" Italian animation artist. And he is more than that. Somehow he is also an anthropologist and a philosopher, he observes people, describes social interactions, tells stories with incredible depth and imagination, designs unique characters, and animates them.


Today, he received the Nemoland Award in Florence after being awarded the Berlin Golden Bear in 1990 and being nominated for the Oscar in 1991. There is hardly anything more wonderful, charming and flattering than being invited to Florence by Nemo, the fantastic "Accademia delle Arti Digitali"(Eric Goldberg, Yoichi Kotabe, Gary Goldman, Don Bluth are some of the Nemoland awardees). And there is hardly anything more wonderful, charming and flattering than Bruno Bozzetto accepting the invitation. Since his childhood, he has been fascinated by animation. He animated his first characters as a teenager - not having appropriate means did not keep him from animation. One of his first animation films was produced on his mother's ironing table. His passion, his talent, his ideas, and his father's support made him what he is now: a "gran maestro" who is too modest to accept that he is a master of animation and story telling.


When he was 17, the only known animation was made by Disney ... a rather discouraging (technological) standard for a teenager. Nevertheless, he continued and focused on ideas and creativity instead of technology. His first short film was "Tapum! La storia delle armi" (1958), since "mankind invests 95% of its time into arms" he decided to make a film on weapons. His masterstroke was, without doubt, Signor Rossi (Mr. Rossi) (1960-1978), a series that enjoys cult status today. In 1965, he produced "West and Soda", a parody of the traditional American western. Who knows, perhaps he is also the founder of "Spaghetti Western" - Bruno and Sergio Leone discussed that question but could not find an answer. A great many more films followed, such as "Vip, Mio Fratello SuperUomo" (Vip, My Brother Superman) in 1968, a parody of superheroes and satire about advertising, brainwashing and consumerism. In 1976, he released "Allegro Non Troppo" featuring six pieces of classical music. The idea for the film was born when, one day, Bruno was packing his bag listening to Ravel's Bolero. He had just finished reading a book in which mankind was to vanish in the very last two seconds. The combination of the repetitive rhythms of "Bolero", its explosion at the end and mankind vanishing in the last two seconds was the starting point for his film.


Bruno never lost his curiosity. When computers became more important he started using new technology. Flash, Photoshop, ...  Bruno sees learning as a life-long experience. Plus, he makes sure he is the one dominating technology and that it is not the other way round. No matter what role technology plays in his films, all of his productions have a deeper meaning and all of them use humour as a means to communicate his train of thoughts.


The Milanese animation artist is living with his family and pets (among them his amazing sheep that does not know he is a sheep) in Bergamo and has his "Studio Bozzetto & Co" in Milan. Congratulations and thank you for your inspiration, Bruno.

Bruno Bozzetto, Nemoland Legend Award 2015. Teatro Odeon, Florence, Italy.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Get Your Animation Face Ready, Florence!

Bruno Bozzetto and I will be in Florence next Saturday (May 16th, 2015, Cinema Odeon), on invitation of the phenomenal Nemo Academy. Alright, this is what this event will be all about: Bruno Bozzetto - and I'll have the smashing pleasure to host this very show. But please be warned about my looks, in order to avoid asking Bruno too many silly fan-boy questions (my own) I'll wear an anti-fan-boy-questions-motor-hat (FB3000) during the whole show.

Bruno Bozzetto and me, sort of.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Tokyo Reverse

Lovely idea, fun to watch.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Throwback

From the times I drew with real pencils.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Secret Workshop Time

The rough layout process is always the most fun to do.

The rough layout process is the most fun one, always.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Smartphone Punk

Thanks to Chad Townsend and Jose Lopez for talking me into Instagram, a little bit more than a year ago. It became a really nice side gig since: WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/FLORIANSATZINGER

Bat No3

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Number One, She Is

I just came across something really interesting from our science fiction's past: USS Enterprise's very first officer (Number One) was a woman (in the very first Star Trek pilot "The Cage").



This is an absolutely fascinating article on how badly a woman in command was received back in those days: Quoting the "First Lady of Star Trek"


(images via trekcore/courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Clean-up Snapshot

Clean-up

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jim Henson and/is Kermit

Photograph via Muppet Wiki, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. (Thanks, Laura)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

19th Century Firefighters Smoke Helmets

Darth Vader and C-3PO predecessors! (via CW/Thanks, Laura)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Live Action Environment Test

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Computer Generated

This here's a really nice take on my bull character I did a long time ago by 3D artist Sudhir Verma. He also did a nice one on one of Gregory Baldwin's (CreatureBox) designs. For more, check out Sudhir's site: DREAMCHAZER

BTW, here's the CG take on Greg's:

Nice sculpt take on one of my bull characters by 3D artist Sudhir Verma.

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