May 102013

Today’s fanart is from a 2012 April Fools joke on the Finnish site If Google Translate makes correct sense of it, the story was that the next one-shot would be made by an unknown Finnish duo, Areng & Leaudelaboue:

April Fools fanart (ill. "Areng & Leaudelaboue," apparently Anssi Rauhala)

Supposedly a panel from the upcoming one-shot ‘La Croix de Fer du Ramsès II’ (“The Iron Cross of Ramses II”) by Areng & Leaudelaboue

In reality, it seems, those names are an obscure Finnish pun, and it was really drawn by Anssi Rauhala. (Anyone who can actually read Finnish are more than welcome to correct any misunderstandings or add further detail.)

  3 Responses to “Fanart Friday: Areng & Leaudelaboue”


    I wrote the article, and the names Areng and Leaudelaboue are puns of French words Hareng and l’eau de la boue (herring and muddy water). The names were supposed to be pseudonyms of two of known Finnish comic artists. The readers were to guess who they might be.

    As we say in Finnish: April fool! Eat herring and drink muddy water!


    Shucks, I’m speechless. Getting noticed outside the close circle of friends and family being such a rare occasion, I don’t know what to say. Except thanks, it was fun.

    Trying to get some new work done (Spirou being so clearly out of reach), I wish you all the best in your future enterprises.


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