Coaltoons are aliens from another planet who come back to Earth in search of their fellow Coaltoons who crashed on July 7, 1947 in Roswell, NM and were never heard from again.
When the army began to investigate the crash, they found alien technology disguised as necklaces, t-shirts, buttons, NFTs (that live on the Ethereum Blockchain), among other ancient artifacts.
During a covert operation by a defected CIA agent, these alien technology artifacts were taken from their hidden facility in Roswell, NM with hopes to uncover the truth and make contact with these aliens.
Twas the season during Christmas time, when all ideas for gifts had run dry. The number one question I ask during Christmas time: What should I get the naughty and the nice? The mind went blank for several days. A ponder here! A thought there! Then one cold night coming home from work, I wished I had a campfire to sit close by, to roast some marshmallows and sing about the old past times. Then that’s when the idea struck me and a new question popped into my head: "Wouldn’t it be funny if I gave coals for Christmas? Not just any coal. But a cute coal that had googly eyes with wacky hair and lots of personality!". I called them Coaltoons because of the obvious, they were made out of coal and looked cartoony.
It was an idea that quickly turned to dust. After I had made a few Coaltoons, I had realized that there was too much coal dust making a mess on my hands and anything it touched. I knew I couldn't give these out as gifts so I had to put my Coaltoons on delay.
I had been thinking about my Coaltoons idea for quite some time. It was on this day that I decided to officially launch Coaltoons and announce it to the world on Facebook.
After three years and in September 2018, I finally decided to go back to the Coaltoons drawing board to bring my Coaltoons to life. I researched ways to keep the coal dust from getting everywhere and presto, with a simple Google search, I found some options. It ended up being an easy fix.
Next, I wanted to take it a step further and package each Coaltoons into a professional looking package. So I did my research on getting some boxes, designing a card insert for the package and packaging each Coaltoons by hand.
I love art. So after having a glass of wine one night, I decided that I wanted to paint some Coaltoons art. So I pulled out the canvas, the paints, the brushes, and I painted away. Pictured to the left is the very first Coaltoons masterpiece. This painting also helped to create the very first Coaltoons T-shirt.
After I painted the first Coaltoons art masterpiece, I then wanted to put my art onto a T-shirt. So I took out my camera, I took a pic of the art, and then prepped it in illustrator to then have the very first Coaltoons t-shirt screen printed by Manzo Press Studio in Riverside, CA.
On September 29, 2018, Coaltoons participated in an art fair at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, CA. Here is the very first Coaltoons Pop Up shop table setup displaying the Coaltoons coals, the T-shirts and the original Coaltoons Artwork.