PIERRE CULLIFORD, born in Belgium in 1928, was the cartoonist known as Peyo. Peyo began his career working with some of Belgium’s most talented cartoonists, including his lifelong writing partner Yvan Delporte. In 1958, The Smurfs made their first appearance and went on to become the world-famous characters we know and love today.
Considered a legend in the comics world, YVAN DELPORTE was a writer often credited with helping to usher in the “Golden Age” of Franco-Belgian comics. Best known for his work on THE SMURFS, Delporte also served as editor-in-chief for the comics magazine “Spirou,” helping to create the memorable comics character “Gaston Lagaffe.”
We wanted a cute Smurf book but this writing was too tiny to read. I would not purchase this again.Published 19 months ago by karol duffy
I found the Smurfs in this story to be a bit edgier than the ones I remember from the 1980s animated series. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Leroy Douresseaux
I perused this at a bookstore because I fondly remember the cartoon of the book's cover title. "GNAP!" The first thing I noticed was the absence of names. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by phnee