“□□ and Its Friends” 2010 Shanda Games Creative Cartoon Competition kicks off on November 1st. As one of the sponsors leewiART publishes the inspirational guide from Florian Satzinger, one of the judges of the competition.

Florian Satzinger is an Austrian character designer and author. He was a student of the well-regarded Disney, MGM and Hanna-Barbera animator and animation director Ken Southworth ("Alice in Wonderland", "Woody Woodpecker", "Tom & Jerry", "The Flintstones", "Peanuts", "The Smurfs") who influenced him greatly. Presently, he is a production designer, character designer and writer at S&H FEATURES and works on his first StarDucks© graphic novel and on the Toby Skybuckle© books series for a major French publishing house in parallel with the comic book series Childwood© for a major Canadian publisher. Before this, he worked as a concept artist and character designer on numerous projects for clients like Red Bull, Warner Bros Worldwide Publishing etc. Besides his design and production work, he teaches character design, analog animation and animation history at the University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg.


I'm honored and pleased to join the SHANDA competition as a judge. I'm sure that it will be thrilling art competition and I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful designs and art works which will be submitted! This will be a grand art fest for sure!
- Florian Satzinger

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Artwork by Florian Satzinger

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