Archive for the ‘Karate Kid’ Category

All Valley Karate Tournament

June 14, 2008

They broke his bike.  They swept his leg.  They even threatened to put him in a body bag.

Well, forget all that now.  Because Daniel is about to win the All Valley Karate Tournament, and there’s nothing that Johnny can do about it.

And, with that, my interpretation of the Karate Kid draws to a close.  Please stay tuned for more original-type drawings real soon.  Tomorrow.  Or sooner.

Wait, what’s that?  What?  Oh shoot, did I forget that iconic closing freeze-frame of Mr. Miyagi?  I couldn’t possibly have!

Here I present for you, Mr. Miyagi’s huge collar:

Thanks tons to Dana who inspired this little romp through 80s film history.   She’s the best there is.

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Paint the Fence

June 12, 2008

I’m messing with iconic Hollywood imagery here.

Mercy is for the Weak!

June 11, 2008

Here we have Daniel witnessing the Cobra Kai dojo in full force.  He’s terrified.

Mr. Miyagi’s totally cool about it, though.  He’s not worried one bit.  In fact, he’s going to train Daniel to fight Johnny in the big tournament.  You’ll see.

It’s Coming Around!

June 10, 2008

We’ve skipped a ways into the movie for this one.  Again from the Karate Kid, here is Daniel, dressed as a shower, fleeing from Johnny and his minions:

Oh.  Looks like I forgot to draw the minions.  Oh well, you’ll see them in the next installment.

Eat Dirt!

June 9, 2008

Our story continues, as Daniel eats dirt at the Beach Party.  Err, sand.

Johnny kicked his ass.

Beach Party!

June 8, 2008

Not long ago, I started getting text messages from friends of mine, who don’t otherwise know each other, that said something along these lines:

“This Karate Kid is the best movie ever.”

What’s that?  Better than Citizen Kane?  Better than the Seventh Seal, or Grand Illusion?  Casablanca?  Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow?

Yeah, right.

But really, I hadn’t seen the movie in over twenty years, so I decided to give it another shot. 

Yes, it’s better than all of the above.  And I really loved Sky Captain.

So here is the first installment of my tribute to the Karate Kid, following the film chronologically:

It’s the beach party scene.  Johnny’s first appearance is up there with the great film entrances of all time – right next to Orson Welles in The Third Man.

Cue the dastardly, badass synthesizers and bring on the red leather jackets!

Please forgive the even stranger than usual format.  I’m not sure what was going on with the paper I drew these on, but it was suggested to me that they would lose whatever charm they’ve got if I redrew them.