the artists speak!
a gallery of
comic strips and
puppets in the UK
no, no - not the guy from the movies - this chap came
out way before his arrival. Karate Kid took his
the new wave of Kung Fu stars emerging into Western
Pop Culture in the late 60's/early 70s.
Karate Kid sported a basin-bowl haircut and had a
penchant for disassembled proverbs spoken in a
unfortunate "bloken eenglish". Stereo-typing
stories offered little to offend. Each strip, Kid's
skills would drop him into hot water...
If anything, the character was of greater offence to
with a height inbalance. Poor old KK was frequently
referred to as "titch" and bullied because
of his short size.
Karate Kid popped up again later in the 70s, in
Annuals, before disappearing into the East once more
fashion for Kung Fu died down. His Funny Fortnightly
was, of course, a reprint...