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Wendy Ann Gardner, founder of SCARY STORIES INC., loves dogs, cats, chickens and pets of all kind. One day she met a French Bulldog which inspired her to create the Vicious French Bulldog plush toy and the Naughty Naughty Pets were born.

An artist originally from Toronto, Canada, Wendy began her career as a painter. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and moved to New York City to work as an illustrator.

But soon, she fell in love with a Pug named Ivan and in 1997 she formed her company, SCARY STORIES INC. and began selling Dig Ivan Dig and all the other characters in her line of unique plush toys, playfully scary with angry eyes and growling teeth. The toys are sold in boutiques, design stores, gifts shops, and museums throughout the world.

Wendy Ann Gardner’s illustrations of the Naughty…

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About

Wendy Ann Gardner, founder of SCARY STORIES INC., loves dogs, cats, chickens and pets of all kind. One day she met a French Bulldog which inspired her to create the Vicious French Bulldog plush toy and the Naughty Naughty Pets were born.

An artist originally from Toronto, Canada, Wendy began her career as a painter. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and moved to New York City to work as an illustrator.

But soon, she fell in love with a Pug named Ivan and in 1997 she formed her company, SCARY STORIES INC. and began selling Dig Ivan Dig and all the other characters in her line of unique plush toys, playfully scary with angry eyes and growling teeth. The toys are sold in boutiques, design stores, gifts shops, and museums throughout the world.

Wendy Ann Gardner’s illustrations of the Naughty Naughty Pets characters have been licensed worldwide to create various products including children’s clothing, stationery, lollipops, candy, stickers, wallets, bags, and t-shirts. Her series of four children’s books were published in 2002 by Hyperion Books for Children. She is currently producing an animated TV series based on the characters with Decode Entertainment, which began airing in the Summer of 2006 on Cartoon Network.

She has been featured in popular and industry publications such as InStyle, Playthings Magazine, Parents, Newsweek, Fortune Small Business, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Working Mother, and Elle Decor.

Wendy Ann Gardner formed HAPPY SUGAR INC. in 2008 to produce a new line of handmade plush toys, with licensed products to follow.

Wendy Ann Gardner lives in New York City with her husband, two children and her cats, Artie and Marty Cohen.

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