Khalaf Allah Abboud (Halfullah Aboud, Arabic: خلف الله عبود) was born in the city of Atbara. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Sudan, and worked as an art teacher with a number of secondary schools. He joined the Office of Educational Publishing in 1971 and made many illustrations for schoolbooks, most notably those about Arabic language. He emigrated to Oman in the 1980s, where he became a supervisor of art education. He has contributed comic stories to magazines like Al-sibyan (Boys' Journal), working in collaboration with Hassan Sabahi and Jaffer Mohamed Osman.