Hans van Oudenaarden, who sometimes works under the pseudonym Vano, studied Environmental Biology in Leiden. He began working as a professional comics artist directly after obtaining his degree. His first work were stories with 'Donald Duck' and 'The Big Bad Wolf' for the Dutch Donald Duck weekly in 1988. He continued to contribute artwork for comics and covers to the Dutch Disney magazine until 1995. He ghosted on stories with 'Sjors en Sjimmie' for Sjosji, 'Jan, Jans en de Kinderen' for Libelle and Warner Bros characters for Looney Tunes Magazine.
He has been active in advertisement illustration since 1990. In 1994, he created his own strip, 'Dave', in Sjors en Sjimmie Stripblad, followed by 'Inspector Diamond' in Hello You in 1997. Under the pseudonym El Gringo, he produced the erotic comic 'De Kleine Dood', which was published in the Spanish Kiss Comix and the French La Poudre Aux Rêves. Together with writer Frank Jonker, he makes a series of comic adaptation of the 'Bob Evers' books, that have been published in book format, but also in Algemeen Dagblad and Eppo.
His gag strip 'Puppy from Hell' (in cooperation with Caroline van der Lee) has been presented on the web, and in P@per magazine. His crime comic 'Help Me, Rhonda' was finally published in Eppo in January 2013, after years of preparation and the release of special teaser booklet. Hans van Oudenaarden is also specialized in Flash animation.
Uncle Scrooge story from Donald Duck 41, 1996