Daniel Militonian (aka Dunkees) was born in Moscow, Russia, and immigrated to the United States when he was just 9 years old. Since early childhood, he's had a passion for art but decided to pursue a career in computer animation. In 2012, he started selling his art on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and quit his day job to become a full-time artist.
Dunkees became notorious for redesigning popular cartoon characters with his signature psychedelic styling and experimental mashups. This includes fresh remakes of popular cartoon series, vintage board games, political statements, and so much more!
Dunkees entered the cannabis industry and began using his limited edition artwork to create some of the most unique smoking accessories on the market. To date, his lineup includes premium butane dab torches, metal rolling trays, silicone dab mats, high-quality apparel, storage containers, and the list continues to grow.
As the current owner of two art galleries, Dunkees feels lucky and fortunate to have found his true calling. Most days, you can find Dunkees painting live in California at his Venice Beach gallery. CaliConnected is one of few very proud authorized retailers of Dunkees!