Peyo sketch fetches €28,000

24th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

The auction also included drawings by Morris, Moebius and Uderzo, raising one million euros.

An original drawing by Johan and Pirrewiet of the Belgian comic strip artist Peyo has fetched €28,000 at an auction in Brussels.

2 original drawings by Morris, who created Lucky Luke, were also sold for €25,000 each. Morris was born Maurice De Bevere in Kortrijk (West Flanders).

A drawing by the French comic book artist Uderzo also fetched €25,000. 'The collect fantasy of Jean Giraud' by Moedius was auctioned off for €18,000.

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Peyo alias Pierre Culliford

Pierre Culliford was the son of an English father and a Belgian mother. He was born in Brussels in 1928. He took the name 'Peyo' early in his professional career, based on an English cousin's mispronunciation of Pierrot (a diminutive form of Pierre).

He made his first comics for the newspaper La Dernière Heure. He also created The Smurfs.

The auction at Millon auction house yielded a total of one million euros. Ninety percent of the pieces on offer were sold.

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