Nine Culliford

Belgian colorist

Janine "Nine" Culliford (née Devroye; 29 March 1930 – 5 July 2016) was a Belgian colorist of comic strips.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. The 2017 film Smurfs: The Lost Village is dedicated to her memory.
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colorist: Nine Culliford

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De goksmurfen

48th story in the series The Smurfs

author: Thierry Culliford
colorist: Nine Culliford

King Smurf

9th story in the series The Smurfs

author: Yvan Delporte, Peyo
illustrator: Peyo
colorist: Nine Culliford

1964 or 1965

The Smurflings

28º story in the series The Smurfs

author: Peyo
illustrator: Peyo
colorist: Nine Culliford

1988

The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf

15th album in the series The Smurfs

author: Peyo
illustrator: Peyo
colorist: Nine Culliford

1991

The Smurfs and the Golden Tree

54th story in the series The Smurfs

author: Thierry Culliford
colorist: Nine Culliford

2011

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