Kieku ja Kaiku, by Asmo Alho

Asmo Alho is the author of 'Kieku ja Kaiku', a Finnish comics series that appeared from the 1930s. The strip was launched in 1932 and is inspired by everyday Finish life. The comic is about two roosters and contained one of the most popular aspects of early comic strips: talking animals. Asmo Alho originally drew Kieku and Kaiku as ordinary roosters who always talked in rhyme. During the period of the series' running, it has undergone several changes. From 1936 onward the two main characters have appeared as fully clothed, short roosters, with a very human-like anatomy. The rhyme in the several episodes wasn't written by Alho himself, but by the various editors the series had throughout the years, most notably the famous novellist Mika Waltari. Alho drew 'Kieku ja Kaiku' until his death in 1975.

Kieku ja Kaiku, by Asmo AlhoKieku ja Kaiku, by Asmo Alho

Thanks to Franz Raschbacher for the pictures
Last updated: 2007-12-14

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