Douwe Dabbert is a comic figure conceived by artist Piet Wijn and scenarist Thom Roep.
Douwe Dabbert is a small gnome-like creature who goes through all sorts of strange adventures where he meets (often) supernatural beings. He has a magic backpack from which he can always conjure items that help him out of even the most perilous situations. […] In several of his stories, he had a dodo as a companion.
Lambiek has a short biography about the creator of Douwe Dabbert, Piet Wijn, in English, and a better one in Dutch. And this Dutch page contains images and information about the all the 23 comic books published and the collections published after. (Thanks Karramarro)