The Turtle-Bear! This is pretty close to how I envision Kip also, though in my mind he was a bit darker in complexion. It's so nice to find great art for this series, it's got some very intense and wonderful characters.
Thank you! I really like the series so far. I also read the night angel trilogy by brent weeks, and somehow like his style and stories. I'd recommend giving it a try, but it probably depends on what you personally like to read