Douwe Dabbert

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Douwe Dabbert is a Dutch comics series by artist Piet Wijn and scenarist Thom Roep.


Douwe Dabbert is a small, gnome-like creature. He goes through all sorts of strange adventures where he meets (often) supernatural beings. He carries a magical knapsack from which he, and only he, can conjure items that suit the situation.

Twenty-three comic books appeared starring Douwe Dabbert. From 1975 to 2001, these stories were published as a sequel-story in the Dutch version of the weekly magazine Donald Duck. Apart from the album stories, some shorter stories that never made it to a full album were printed in Donald Duck. Most of these stories were only a few pages.

Pief, capture from Het flodderwerk van Pief

On his journeys, Douwe often encountered recurrent characters, such as Domoli, Pief en Kijfje – three wizard apprentices who have appeared in seven of his adventures (11, 12, 16 and 18-21). Other examples are Wredulia, a mean witch who plays a part in The gate to the east and The shaft to the north. Furthermore, there are Ludo Lafhart and Knudde, two clumsy crooks who appear in the three stories The spoiled princess, The secret animal kingdom and The Monster of the Fog Lake. In the two stories The shaft to the north and The road to the west, Douwe Dabbert has a dodo as a companion. Finally, they find a dodo egg on a desert island, so the dodo can reproduce himself.

The last story was partially drawn by Dick Matena, due to Piet Wijn's poor health at the time.


  1. De verwende prinses (1977) (The spoiled princess)
  2. Het verborgen dierenrijk (1977) (The secret animal kingdom)
  3. De valse heelmeester (1978) (The deceitful healer)
  4. De poort naar oost (1978) (The gate to the east)
  5. Het monster van het Mistmeer (1979) (The monster of the Fog Lake)
  6. De schacht naar noord (1979) (The shaft to the north)
  7. De weg naar west (1980) (The road to the west)
  8. De zee naar zuid (1981) (The sea to the south)
  9. Florijn de flierefluiter (1982) (Florijn the loafer)
  10. De tanden van Casius Gaius (1983) (The teeth of Casius Gaius)
  11. Het flodderwerk van Pief (1984) - (The messy work of Pief)
  12. De laatste plager (1985) (The last teaser), includes a Christmas story
  13. De heksen van eergisteren (1986) (The witches of the day before yesterday)
  14. Op het spoor van kwade zaken (1988) (On the trail of evil things), short stories
  15. Het bedrog van Balthasar (1990) (The deceit of Balthasar)
  16. De dame in de lijst (1991) (The lady in the frame)
  17. Bombasto met het boze oog (1992) (Bombasto and the evil eye), short stories
  18. De kast met duizend deuren (1993) (The closet with a thousand doors), with a short story within a story
  19. Het schip van ijs (1994) (The ship made of ice)
  20. De zwarte kimono (1995) (The black Kimono)
  21. Het gemaskerde opperhoofd (1996) (The masked chieftain)
  22. Terug naar het verborgen dierenrijk (1997) (Back to the secret animal kingdom)
  23. De wonderlijke raamvertelling (2001) (The amazing frame story), two adventures in one story