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.”
Good clean viewing for young children. This is the second generations for my family. Can't go wrong for little kids.Published 16 months ago by Barbara Boyter Macauley
We wanted a cute Smurf book but this writing was too tiny to read. I would not purchase this again.Published on February 3, 2013 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 on January 13, 2013 by Leroy Douresseaux