I grew up with the Smurfs, a Belgian comic series that is widely popular in Europe and Indochina, especially Vietnam. The cranky wizard, Gargamel is obsessed with the Smurfs. He is trying to find the Smurf village, capture these blue creatures alive, and turn them into the most powerful concoction. How funny when Life imitates Art, Gargamel vs. the Smurfs or Putin vs. Ukrainians. Did the cartoonist Peyo know that his Gargamel is today’s Putin? Spoiler Alert: The good guys win at the end!