Roland Goossand, popularly known as Gos, is a Belgian comics creator who was a frequent collaborator of Peyo's and wrote several Smurf stories. Gos also wrote many comics for the magazine "Spirou." Peyo created The Smurfs in his comic strip "Johan and Peewit". Peyo wrote and drew over 8 extremely popular titles in Europe throughout his storied career. In 2008 the country of Belgium celebrated what would have been his 80th birthday by issuing a 5 Euro coin featuring his creation, The Smurfs.