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


For the first time, the famous cartoonist Peyo’s family is putting up the artist’s rare original drawings 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 color 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 following the success of “The
Smurfs” movie, which grossed over half a million dollars this year.

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The Smurfs strip will highlight 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]