English cartoonist Alex Hallatt penned her first comic strip for her university's newspaper. After moving to the United States she started a new comic, "Polar Circle," which later became the strip she draws today. Hallett moved to New Zealand in 2003 and has since moved to Australia, where her comic strip has been running since 2005.
Since then, "Polar Circle" has become "Arctic Circle," and contains a cast of characters made up primarily of the original comic strip's cast. She holds a degree in biochemistry from the University of Kent.