Tove Jansson 'Little My' from the Moomintroll books
I was told when I was a kid, that I was a bit like Snufkin from Moomin.
The Moomins. (Swedish: Mumintroll, Finnish: Muumi) About a hippo-type creature and the adventures he goes on with his friends and family. While from Finland, the comics were originally published in Swedish and the cartoon in Polish.