Artist Danny Casale reveals the secret of his success

Danny Casale interview; illustrations hanging in a gallery
(Image credit: Danny Casale)

Danny Casale, better known as Coolman Coffeedan, went viral and never looked back. The artist caught the imagination of social media art lovers, his raw and energetic illustrative style and handmade animation found a voice for people sick and tired of the negativity of the internet. 

Meeting Casale for this interview I'm struck by how disarming he is for a viral artist with 2.7 million followers. There's no pretence and everything is on the table for discussion. It's incredibly refreshing. (If you want to try animation for yourself, read our guide to the 10 best animation tips and tricks.)

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.