About The Last of the Polar Bears

In the warming Arctic of the near future, a mother polar bear and her two cubs struggle to survive.  The Last of the Polar Bears is an online graphic novel written and illustrated by Lindsay Cibos (with additional writing collaboration from Peach Fuzz co-author Jared Hodges).

You can contact Lindsay at LCibos (at) JaredandLindsay.com.

Publishing Inquiries: The Last of the Polar Bears is represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary.

Update Schedule

A new page is posted as time allows. In between comic page updates, Lindsay posts animal sketches , illustrations, and graphic novel related tutorials. Follow the RSS feed and/or join the mailing list to be notified of updates!

About the Creator

Graphic novelist and illustrator Lindsay Cibos is the creator of the award-winning three-volume graphic novel series Peach Fuzz, published internationally and syndicated in newspapers.

She is also the author of several instructional art books including Digital Manga Workshop, Draw Furries (a recipient of the 2009 Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Award), and the follow-up book Draw More Furries.

Lindsay has also worked on various comic titles including Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sonic the Hedgehog for Archie Comics, Domo: the Manga for Tokyopop, and Fraggle Rock: Tails and Tales for Archaia Entertainment/Jim Henson Company, and currently contributes illustrations to the online conservation/environmental awareness magazine, Bare Essentials.


“My style is semi-cartoony with a touch of realism. I love to create illustrations with storytelling elements and emotive characters. To give my images a sense of warmth, I use light pencil lines with soft-shaded coloring.

I’m primarily a digital artist, producing all my finished color art in Photoshop CS3. However, I still do the drawings traditionally using pencil on paper, as I find it gives me a greater degree of control and precision. I usually draw with mechanical pencils, but for looser experimental sketches, I use blue line pencil finished with 2B pencils.

Growing up, I enjoyed painting realistic renditions of animals as well as drawing my favorite cartoon character. Animation, especially the Disney and Studio Ghibli movies, and comics/manga had a big influence on my artistic style. My favorite artists are Hayao Miyazaki and Osamu Tezuka. I also find inspiration in nature, animals, and children’s illustration.”

You can see more of Lindsay’s art on The Art of Jared and Lindsay.

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