1928 - 1992


Pierre Culliford (French: [kylifɔʁ]; 25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992) was a Belgian cartoonist who worked under the pseudonym Peyo ([pejo]). His best-known works are the comic strips The Smurfs and Johan and Peewit, in which the Smurfs first appeared.After working briefly at a Belgian animation studio, Peyo began making comic strips for daily newspapers such as Le Soir shortly after World War II. At the beginning of the 1950s, he brought his character Johan to the magazine Spirou, whom he soon gave a companion, the diminutive Peewit; the strip soon became a staple of the weeklies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peyo has received more than 344,513 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, Peyo ranks 10 out of 155Before him are René Goscinny, Jack Kirby, Albert Uderzo, Carl Barks, Joseph Barbera, and Akira Toriyama. After him are Jean Giraud, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Guillermo Mordillo, Bob Kane, and Zdeněk Miler.

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Among people born in 1928, Peyo ranks 42Before him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Martin Landau, Domenico Modugno, Hans Küng, and Li Ka-shing. After him are Carlos Fuentes, Herbert Kroemer, Maya Angelou, Manfred Gerlach, Arnold Rüütel, and Manfred Rommel. Among people deceased in 1992, Peyo ranks 22Before him are Barbara McClintock, Jan Oort, Aribert Heim, Satyajit Ray, Li Xiannian, and Ernst Happel. After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Daniel Bovet, Karl Carstens, Félix Guattari, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Kaysone Phomvihane.

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Among people born in Belgium, Peyo ranks 83 out of 658Before him are Ambiorix (-100), Maxime Weygand (1867), Anne of France (1461), Paul Delvaux (1897), Albert Claude (1899), and Yves Chauvin (1930). After him are Jacques Rogge (1942), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Gilles Binchois (1400), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), and Dominique Pire (1910).