[[caption-width-right:266:Johan, right, and Peewit, left.]]

''Johan and Peewit'' (''Johan et Pirlouit'' in French) is a Belgian comic book created in 1952 by Pierre Culliford a.k.a. {{Creator/Peyo}}. It was originally a reworking of a short-lived newspaper strip.

Openly inspired by [[HollywoodHistory Hollywood classic chivalry movies]] and comic books such as ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'', it's the humorous stories of a young page and his dwarf friend in a undefined [[TheMiddleAges European medieval country with touches of magic]]. Remembered for introducing to the world certain [[Franchise/TheSmurfs blue skinned miniature humanoids]], which would [[MorePopularSpinoff overshadow it]].

The last 4 albums have been published after [[AuthorExistenceFailure Peyo's demise]], one of them signed by his son Thierry Culliford and two others by Yvan Delporte, to whom we owe the best Smurfs stories.

Tropes related to the characters can be found on [[Characters/TheSmurfs this page]].

!!''Johan and Peewit'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationalVillainy: Sara from "The War Of The Seven Springs", the witch who granted Aldebert Baufort the wish of having his seven springs produce wine instead of water and then later cursed the springs to produce neither wine nor water when Aldebert became too demanding with her, was made out to be a villain who cursed the springs around Baufort Castle in the AnimatedAdaptation episode "The Haunted Castle", although she herself does not actually appear in the episode.
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''TheSmurfs'' cartoon show featured separate episodes of Johan and Peewit's adventures during Season 2, after which the characters became guest stars within the cartoon show's main episodes. (In foreign markets, the episodes were aired separately in their own cartoon show, using a modified version of ''The Smurfs'' Season 2 intro.) They were also the main characters in the animated movie version of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'', released in Belgium in 1976, the United Kingdom in 1979, and in North America in 1983.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Partly. "Good language" (we're talking about a European 50's comic book for children) is mixed with [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe supposed-medieval]] [[GoshdangItToHeck mild profanities]] such as ''"Morbleu!"'' or ''"Ventrebleu!"''. And Peewit [[DreadfulMusician "sings"]] in real Old French.
* ArtEvolution: The Smurfs had five fingers and stiffer hats on their first appearance. Their houses were also different types and sizes of mushrooms.
* AscendedExtra: Peewit appeared in the third album and became Johan's {{Sidekick}}.
* AshFace: In "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute", Peewit gives Johan and the King a cloud of ash in their faces when he tries out the magic flute for the first time.
* AstralProjection: Hypnokinesis is a form of this which is used on Johan and Peewit in "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute" (a.k.a. "The Flute With Six Holes").
* BalefulPolymorph: The handsome Thierry of Plennevaux is turned into a dog by his rival the Baron of Maltrochu. Peewit also volunteers as a guinea pig for the transforming potion in order for an antidote to be found.
* BarredFromTheAfterlife: In "The War Of The Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation "The Haunted Castle"), Aldebert Baufort is prevented from joining his ancestors in eternal rest until the seven springs surrounding his estate are restored, and that the land is claimed by a true Baufort descendant carrying the family seal.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* BeardOfEvil: Guillaume (Basenhaut's evil advisor), Monulf (Fafnir's master), Maltrochu the evil baron.
* BlackBeadEyes: Johan, mostly in the comic books and in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute''.
* BreakoutCharacter: The Smurfs got their own comic series that quickly [[MorePopularSpinoff eclipsed "Johan and Peewit" in popularity]].
** Also Peewit.
* ButtMonkey: Peewit just can't catch a break, being the comic relief and all.
* ChekhovsGun: The water magic stick.
* ClearMyName: Before Peewit was formally introduced to the King and the court, someone had kidnapped the King's niece and placed the blame on Peewit.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: when they first meet, Peewit is hostile towards Johan. But after Johan manages to capture him, and [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe in turn acts nice to Peewit's goat Biquette]], the two quickly become friends.
* DreadfulMusician: Peewit.
* TheDungAges: When Maltrochu's servant suggest his master take a bath before his wedding, Maltrochu felt insulted and said he already had one last year.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness : Peewit doesn't appear until the third albums! For the first two albums the series was titled only ''Johan''.
* EasyAmnesia: Homnibus the wizard in "La Pierre de Lune".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The King is simply referred to as "the King". His name is [[NoNameGiven never disclosed]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Anne, and Princess Savina in the AnimatedAdaptation. Counts as a straight {{Damsel in Distress}}.
* FlyingBroomstick: Sarah the witch has one.
** Peewit tries one out in "La Pierre de Lune", manages to get it airborne and then crashes into a wall.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: The Wonder Wine that Peewit drank in Rachel's cabin in "The War Of The Seven Springs" was changed to Laughing Water which he doused upon himself in the AnimatedAdaptation episode "The Haunted Castle".
* GoodForBad: In ''The Smurfs and the Magic Flute'', Peewit tries and fails to swap out one of the magic flutes for a fake.
* HauntedCastle: Baufort Castle in the comic book story "The War Of The Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation counterpart "The Haunted Castle") is haunted by its ancestor Aldebert Baufort, because he had caused the seven springs surrounding his castle to dry up due to his selfish desire for more wine to drink, and thus is BarredFromTheAfterlife until the seven springs are restored and a true Baufort descendant who carries the family seal comes to reclaim the castle.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Johan is [[CelibateHero asexual]] as most of the comic book heroes of his time, while Peewit can be troubled by beautiful women.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Peewit. Played straight in his animated adventures, implied in the comics.
* HornyVikings
* IWantMyMommy: Peewit, in his animated appearances, and also in "The War Of The Seven Springs".
* LongRunner
* MadeOfIndestructium: The magic flute from "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute". The King tries to burn it to prevent Peewit from finding it, but the flute comes out of the fire completely unscratched. It's the first sign to Johan and the King that something's not right about the flute.
* MagicMusic: ''The Smurfs and the Magic Flute'' featured a flute that made people dance to its tune.
* MedievalMorons: When Johan chased the villain of day, two peasants spotted them. They wonder who they should be helping and eventually settled for [[ObviouslyEvil the older guy]] [[InsaneTrollLogic because his fancier clothes probably means he's a noble in distress]] while the young man must be a ruffian.
* TheMiddleAges
* MilesGloriosus: A traveler at a castle started boasting about his combat abilities and span tales of defeating leagues of enemies. The next day, Johan and the traveler were both were ambushed by bandits. Johan praised the traveler's fighting prowess, in an attempt to intimidate the bandits into releasing them. Unimpressed, the bandits challenged the traveler to hand-to-hand combat and melee duel where he got beaten severely. Johan then say that they should all gang on him and see how mighty he is. Panicked, the traveler yelled that he spurred lies of his heroic deeds because he was to cowardly to fight. The bandits then shed their disguises and revealed that they were the king's guards. Johan explained he had a hard time believing his tales, so he set up this whole charade. The traveler didn't held any grudge, but ask that everyone kept this whole thing a secret which everyone agreed.
* {{Mordor}}: The Cursed Land, the original home of Franchise/TheSmurfs, which in their own series and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' would be retconned into [[SugarBowl the Smurf Forest]].
* NoPronunciationGuide: Peewit's name in the English language books and cartoon episodes is usually pronounced Pee-Wee.[[note]]And this was long before a certain other [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Pee-Wee became famous.]][[/note]] The TV series intro pronounces the name just as it is spelled.
* OminousLatinChanting: de Boustroux's spell in La Pierre de Lune: "''Lapis lunae, lapis parva, face mihi durum...''"
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: With a little magic trick, Fafnir ends up throwing ''water''.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Their episodes in Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show.
* PrinceAndPauper: The episode "The Prince And The Peewit".
* PrincessesPreferPink: Princess Savina in the AnimatedAdaptation wears pink as part of her royal dress.
* PunnyName: Basenhaut's name is a made up word that means "low to high".
* RobeAndWizardHat: Homnibus the enchanter, who also sports the requisite WizardBeard.
* SetSwordsToStun
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: in "The War Of The Seven Springs", Peewit's 'shortcut' is the reason he and Johan get lost and end up in the haunted castle of Aldebert Baufort in the first place, thus kicking off the plot. Later in the same story, Peewit's shortcuts prevent the two from reaching Baufort's true heir in time to warn him that the other potential heirs are plotting against him.
* ShotInTheAss: In "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute", Johan accidentally shoots an arrow into somebody's ass when Peewit messes up his aim by playing the magic flute.
* WillOTheWisp: In the adventure "The Cursed Land" (''Le Pays Maudit''), the duo is crossing a bog on a raft when they notice Will o'the Wisps. Unfortunately the King is traveling with them, and superstitious; he soon causes the raft to capsize.
* [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye Olde Butcherede Frenche]]: Averted when Peewit is singing. Ear-grating though his songs are, he at least sings them in genuine medieval French. ''"Ge sui juglères de vièle, Si sai de muse et de frestele (...) De l'salteire et en la rote, Sai je bien chanter une note."''