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March 29, 1930
|Died||July 5, 2016(aged 86)|
|Other names||Janine Culliford|
(m. 1952; died 1992)
Nine Culliford was the wife of the comic strip creator known as Peyo (the pseudonym of Pierre Culliford, 1928-1992). She colored his illustrations up until his death.
She is especially notable for coming up with the idea that the Smurfs should be colored blue. After the death of her husband, she continued to color the comic strips produced by the studio founded by her son Thierry who has been continuing the work of Peyo.
She died on 5 July 2016 at the age of 86.
- "La veuve de Peyo, Nine Culliford, est décédée à 86 ans". Sudinfo.be. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
- Dayez, Hugues (2003). Peyo, l'enchanteur. Niffle. p. 64. ISBN 2-87393-049-7.
- Nine Culliford, The Woman Who Made The Smurfs Blue, Dies At 86
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