Sir Kaark the Crow Comic

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Title

Sir Kaark the Crow Comic

Subject

animal, armor, armour, Australian fauna, cartoon, child, childhood, children, children's entertainment, chivalry, comic, comics, damsel, dragon, gallantry, knight, knighthood, lady in distress, popular culture, Sir Kaark

Description

In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1947, Sir Kaark the crow escapes from the clutches of a hungry dragon by donning the armour of a knight who is bathing in a pool nearby. He is then asked to rescue the 'Lady in Distress', which is a common motif in chivalric literature. In this comic, the medieval themes of chivalry and gallantry are combined with anglicised Australian animal icons.

Creator

Cunningham, Walter, and Ken Neville

Source

National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18021579

Publisher

Sydney Morning Herald

Date

16 April 1947, p.15

Rights

No Copyright

Type

Newspaper Comic

Citation

“Sir Kaark the Crow Comic,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 30, 2017, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/27.