The original rare drawing of “The Smurfs and the Magic Flute” by Peyo to go under the hammer


For the first time ever, the family of the famous cartoonist Peyo is putting up the rare original drawings
of the artist for sale. The Smurfs cartoon was initially a comic strip created by this Belgian talent also
known as Pierre Culliford. He had made his Smurf characters all blue in colour so that people across
the globe could identify with them. Imagined and created for children, the Smurf characters lived in
mushroom houses and had names like Lazy Smurf and Jokey Smurf. This black and white, 33 full page
comic strip of “The Smurfs and the Magic Flute” will be auctioned off follwing the success of “The
Smurfs” movie which grossed over half a million dollars this year.

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The Smurfs strip will be the highlight of the Artcurial auction house on the Champs-Elysees in Paris and
is all ready to fetch $167,000 each. Some of the proceeds will be given to UNICEF.
[Reuters]