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Denise Saffren

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Hi, Welcome to my outlet for my gassy baby white elephant, Cy The Elephart. For those wondering, it's all about propulsion and not stinky farts. Find his story on Youtube - Cy The Elephart

Hi, Welcome to my outlet for my gassy baby white elephant, Cy The Elephart. For those wondering, it's all about propulsion and not stinky farts. Find his story on Youtube - Cy The Elephart

Hi, I'm Denise Saffren, Cy's Mom. I created Cy The Elephart in 2009. My sister was having her annual Holiday party/ White Elephant gift exchange. (You get where I'm going with this...) So instead of spending money on a random gag gift, I decided to paint a picture. In the sketches for the painting, out popped, Cy. He became the official seal of the 'White Elephant Gift Exchange'. He was a huge hit at the party. Since then, I have created over 100 paintings with the help of fellow artist Paul Schoepflin. Who kindly let me put my farting elephant into his beautiful landscapes. Cy's origin story 'Cy and The Pinwheel Peanut' was written with the help of my best friend and writing partner, Becky Mann. We have a video of it up on Youtube. I had a pop up store in Venice, Ca called 'House Of Cy'. Brought Cy to a bunch of different West Coast Comic Cons. Now, I'm happy to have him available here on Threadless. Stay tuned for more Cy The Elephart designs, coming very soon...poot!