Born: 1928 June 25 in Brussel [Bruxelles, Brussels], Brabant [now Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest], Belgium

Died: 1992 December 24 in Brussel [Bruxelles, Brussels], Brabant [now Brussel Hoofdstedelijk Gewest], Belgium

Biography: Peyo was the creator of Les Schtroumpfs, known as The Smurfs in English.

Notes: Not to be confused with manga artist Kosei Eguchi, also known as Peyo, who died August 19, 2021.


Name:

    Peyo Type: Pen Name

    Disambiguation: Les Schtroumpfs [Smurfs] creator

Other Names:

  1. Pierre Culliford Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Pierre Family name: Culliford
  2. Пейо Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. Peyo [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1973: Prix Saint-Michel - Meilleur scénariste humoristique
  2. 1984: Prix Jeunesse du festival d'Angoulême - Alfred Enfant
  3. 1990: Prix de la Chambre belge des experts en bande dessinée - Crayon d'Or

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1984: Angoulême International Comics Festival - Alfred enfant
    Les Schtroumpfs (1963 series) #11 - Les Schtroumpfs olympiques

Relations:

  1. Parent of - Thierry Culliford (b. 1955)
    Notes: Thierry is Peyo's son; Peyo is Thierry's father.
  2. Spouse - Nine Culliford (b. 1930)
    Notes: Married in 1951, until his death in 1992.
  3. Owner - Studio Peyo (b. 1964)