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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
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.