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Happy first moon landing, everyone! It's 45 years later. Actually, I'm one of the biggest space travel fanatics on this very planet and this photograph exactly describes how I feel about this very anniversary.
My dear friend Pascal, who's an incredibly gifted artist and a wonderful person all around, has started a beautiful project on Kickstarter. You should definitely check it out: 3000 Moments by Pascal Campion
«3000 Moments is a coffee table book that marks a personal milestone that I have achieved by reaching 3000 Sketches of the Day. In 2005, I began a process, which I call "Sketches of the Day" nearly every morning to express my personal art and continue to grow and practice my discipline. Now, almost 10 years later, I find that I have come to the point that I would like to assemble the best and most meaningful sketches in a 250 page hard cover retrospective.»
I just unpacked the Polar Racer model "Dimitrius 1.0", John Starduck's snow ride of choice and supposed to be part of my exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz (Designforum), built by super talented, Toulouse based, Georges Le Bras. I attached two concept sketches of the not yet built front cockpit part here, too.
Long, long ago, I created a superhero - I think it has been the one and only superhero I ever did - going with the name Captain Christmas. I used this character for some edgy season's greetings cards and the like. Today, I would name him Captain Holiday rather than Captain Christmas, I guess. Anyways, this here was the final stage/latest version of the Captain, the previous versions went with a more cartoony/funny style.
By tomorrow, July 5th 2014, at the Herman van Veen Arts Center, Netherlands, the grant Alfred Jodocus Kwak exhibition will open its doors. In word, sound and vision. It is to be understood as a deep bow of adoration for the late Harald Siepermann's work. I'm glad and thankful for having become a part of this very duck's journeys and I look forward to the things coming up.
The Creative Industries Styria and the Designforum Steiermark will host this very show (which will run from SEP 10th until NOV 11th, 2014) at the incredibly futuristic, blob-shaped Kunsthaus Graz - this will be absolutely to John Starduck's taste, for sure.
The image of the Japanese duck in this film is obnoxious racist (buck teeth and thick eye-glasses), very, very much of course. I'm posting this here just as an example for animated war-time propaganda short films from that very era.
«Florian Satzinger has a drawing style with a snap and verve that harken back to the best of classic Disney and mid 20th Century Warner Brothers animation.
The lines with which he delineates his characters zing, bounce and swoop so delightfully that they suggest lively motion even before they’re animated.
Satzinger credits Southworth as his major influence, and his work in the style of great classic hand-drawn animation shows his continuation of that tradition.»
DUCK - The Mag For The Birds Presents: Florian Satzinger's BIRDS AND PENCILS
"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous. This book is especially for those of you who loved the Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons of the late Eighties and early Nineties." Amazon UK
Florian Satzinger is one of the members of The Art Center, a place where artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, etc. share ideas, tips and tutorials. The Art Center is a sister site of the popular Character Design weblog.
In May 2009, Florian Satzinger gave workshops within the scope of The Genio Fiorentino 2009, on the occation of the Nemoland event/conferment of the Nemoland Special Award in the
Aula Magna at the Instituto Statale d' Arte of Florence, Italy. Former Nemoland workshop hosts/award recipients were animation
directors and animators such as Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Alex Orrelle (Pixar) and J.P. Vine (Aardman Studios).
Besides that, there was an exhibition of Florian Satzinger's original artwork at the Gipsoteca of the Instituto Statale d'
In Loving Memory
Ken Southworth (September 22, 1918 - December 6, 2007) worked for a number of major animation studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., MGM, Walter Lantz and Clokey Productions. His credits includes Disney's Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones and Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker.
JANUARY 10-14, 2011 Willie Real and Florian Satzinger will team up to host a character design programme at VIA University College's Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. ANIMATIONWORKSHOP.DK
MARCH 4, 2011, 20:00h Maryam Laura Moazedi and Florian Satzinger will give presentations about stereotypes in character design and visual design for computer games at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER