Richard Yerardi

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Richard Yerardi, also known as Cyan the Polar Cat, is an anthro artist, music composer, and graphic designer from Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. His primary fursona is a "New England polar wildcat" (or just "polar cat") with light blue and white fur, a wool hat, a scarf, a pair of gloves, and a pair of snowboots. His fursona was inspired by the mascot of the now-defunct American Hockey League team, the Worcester Icecats.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Richard got into furry fandom (without knowing the fandom existed at the time) back in early 2000 at the age of 15, after going to a hockey game in Worcester, Massachusetts and discovering the hockey team's mascot, Scratch the Icecat. Soon, he began drawing anthropomorphic animal characters of his own. He even designed a mascot for the AHL's Quad City Flames, a fox named Firestorm, back in 2007, and had it accepted. It wasn't until April of 2011 that Richard decided to use one of his characters as a fursona. That character was Cyan the Polar Cat.

Cyan also has a sub-fursona that he operates under, a bear named All Star, who's a sports logo fanatic.

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