Viral digital creator/artist and Forbes 30 Under 30 winner Danny Casale (aka Coolman Coffeedan) first set the internet ablaze when his cartoon titled “Snakes Have Legs” accumulated tens of millions of views nearly overnight. Casale has since turned his humorous and crudely drawn cartoons into a profession, with an internet following well into the millions. Danny and his Coolman’s Universe team are now launching several different projects including:
· Danny’s influence in the mental health sphere has garnered TikTok’s attention. TikTok personally asked Danny due to his influence on the platform and his unique art style to be featured in a “Stop Scrolling” PSA releasing next month.
· Danny will be partnering with Blazer Capital, the same company that brings you Emma Chamberlain Coffee, to bring “Coolman Coffeedan” title to life in Danny’s new coffee line, Ur Special Coffee releasing in late 2022.
· An art installation in the Shanghai Art Show with Vcollective will be showcasing Danny’s characters, how they came to be, and Danny’s personal story, opening Fall 2022.
· A collaboration with POPUnderwear, featuring both underwear and lounge wear.
· Danny will also be animating and writing songs for Cartoonito, releasing at the end of the summer.
In addition to his upcoming projects, Danny also released his first book late last year, UR SPECIAL: Advice for Humans from Coolman Coffeedan (TarcherPerigee) which is on sale now.
Each chapter introduces a new friend and a new hardship, offering the perfect pick-me-up for whatever has you down. Tackling topics from loneliness and self-confidence, Danny’s animations will leave you feeling brighter and lighter.
In addition to the new book; Danny has recently collaborated with Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone about mental health (10mil views across our pages) and did a collaboration with Diplo. He also has some exciting new apparel drops on the horizon.
Beyond the web, Danny has also done incredible installations in Times Square on the Jumbotron and completed murals in the hippest parts of LA on Abbot Kinney & Melrose Ave to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Danny’s inspirations include Jonny Sun, Dan Harmon, Pendleton Ward, J.G. Quintel, Reggie Watts, Shantell Martin, Keith Harring, Walt Disney and Stan Lee to name a few icons in the beloved timeless art space.
Danny grew up getting in trouble for doodling during class. He didn’t see himself as an artist by any means but loved the process of getting the cartoonish visions out of his head and onto paper. As an adult, he’s taken those doodles and turned them into wildly popular animations that bring a dose of positivity to millions of timelines.
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