Dirk van der Auwera is a Belgian cartoonist, comic artist and caricaturist. Publishing under the pen name D'Auwe, he has worked on a variety of humorous comic books for the promotion of cities. For the municipality of Lier, he has made 'Lier in de ban van Kofi Annan' and 'Sergio Salmone' with Johan van Rooy and 'Het geheim van de Donkkoers'. He has subsequently made a comics series for Knokke-Heist, called 'Knokke-Heist Verstript', as well as 'De ziekenhuisavonturen van Piep' for the Knokke hospital AZ Gezondheidszorg Oostkust.
D'Auwe has contributed to the Minverva collection of 't Mannekesblad, and made a series of gags about cops for De Boemerang, called 'Politie'. A French edition was published by Joker Editions in 2011.