Sir Kaark the Crow
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In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald, the medieval themes of chivalry and gallantry are combined with anglicised Australian animal icons. In the comic, a dream is depicted in which Kaark the Crow imagines himself as a medieval knight. He manages to distract the evil Baron from attacking Prince Gallant using a spell, and a medieval style banquet is thrown in celebration. The other characters in the dream include a generically named â€˜Lady in Distressâ€™, which was a common motif in chivalric tales.
Cunningham, Walter, and Neville, Ken
National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18047893
The Sydney Morning Herald
6 August 1947