Peyo created The Smurfs in his comic strip "Johan and Peewit." Peyo wrote and drew several extremely popular comic series in Europe throughout his storied career. In 2008 the country of Belgium celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Smurfs by issuing a 5 Euro coin featuring his beloved creation.
"Entertaining and endearing." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL"Cartooning's craftsmanship at its height." --THE COMICS JOURNAL"Remarkably timeless." --NEWSARAMA"Any story with the Smurfs will elicit a nostalgic feel, but this will also bring in new fans." --NO FLYING, NO TIGHTS