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Icon 5 posted 02-11-2006 02:14 AM      Profile for Smurfy1For2       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
Did Peyo smurf it all by himself OR did he hire artists like Schulz?? What I mean is except for the show, did he draw all the pics from the books?

I know Bill Watterson drew everything from Calvin and Hobbes. What about Peyo?

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Icon 1 posted 02-11-2006 02:52 AM      Profile for Eep²   Author's Homepage       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
As the Smurfs became increasingly popular, Peyo started a studio in the early sixties, where a number of talented comic artists started to work. Peyo himself supervised the work and worked primarily on Johan et Pirlouit, leaving the Smurfs to the Studio. The most notable artists to come out of this Studio are Walthéry, Wasterlain, Gos, Derib, Degieter, and Desorgher.
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Icon 1 posted 02-11-2006 03:10 AM      Profile for Smurfy1For2       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
Thanks eep. It makes me kinda sad tho, because i always imagined him drawing all those pics. i don't like to think of a factory churning em out!!

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Icon 1 posted 02-11-2006 03:19 AM      Profile for Eep²   Author's Homepage       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
Well, one man couldn't do it all--perhaps he did some of the first smurf comic books alone, but most comics series have a studio--and especially for a cartoon series.

Just think of them as smurfs working under the guidance of Papa Peyo Smurf. [Razz]

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Check out the full Peyo biography here. There's a lot to learn about the man that created the Smurfs. Interesting stuff.



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Some more here, too. [Happy Smurf]

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quote:
Originally posted by Smurfy1For2:
Did Peyo smurf it all by himself OR did he hire artists like Schulz?? What I mean is except for the show, did he draw all the pics from the books?

I know Bill Watterson drew everything from Calvin and Hobbes. What about Peyo?


Speaking of Calvin and Hobbes, here are the two C&H duos of the Smurfs universe:

Sassette and Smurfy Lou

Smurfette and Blue Eyes

Anyway, back to Peyo! Peyo obviously did it all himself!

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quote:
Originally posted by Sweet Smurf 2:

Anyway, back to Peyo! Peyo obviously did it all himself! [/QB]


In the early days of the Smurf comic books, Peyo did draw the stories all by himself, but as eep2 correctly stated, as the Smurfs' popularity grew and the comic books with them, Peyo simply couldn't keep up with the demand as a one-man studio. He also drew Johan and Peewit, Benny Breakiron (aka Steven Strong), Poussi and others. So he established a studio of artists under his supervision to do the Smurf cartoons. That studio exists today as Studio Peyo, under the supervision of Peyo's son Thierry Culliford, aka Peyo Jr.

There have always been cartoonists like Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Charles Schulz (Peanuts) who always did all their own work, but they have been anamolies rather than the norm. Toward the end of his life, even Schulz established a studio of artists to draw Snoopy and the gang in his style, as the shaking and tremors from his palsied hands made it more difficult for him to pick up a pen and draw.

That being said, Schulz demonstrated amazing creativity in the 90's as he experimented with single-panel daily strips, silly captions in the style of "The Far Side" and "Bizarro", and even computer graphics and digital photo editing as in this famous D-Day Sunday strip from 1998: Click here for Sunday comic Schulz did these new tricks to draw less, he said that cartoonists actually hate to spend too much time drawing as they just want to get the idea on paper as quickly as possible. And yet he proved to the very end of his life that he was indeed one of the most creative and adaptable comic strip artists of all time, as well as the most beloved. [Smile] [Big Grin] [Smurfette]

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