‘Son of Shaolin’ Graphic Novel & Movie

by SMK on July 15, 2017 · 0 comments in Buddhist Blog


Creating the mythology for the book was probably my favorite part of the writing process. There are seemingly hundreds of different accounts of the birth of martial arts and its many different forms so I took pieces of some of the histories I found on-line and then crafted my own mythology that would service the story in present day. I don’t want to give too much away but the basics are this: In the early 5th century, deep in the forests of China’s Shaoshi mountain, the Five Forms of Shaolin kung fu were born. Tiger. Snake. Leopard. Dragon. Crane. Each of the five forms and the powers that came with them were specific to one of the Shaolin Temple’s Five Elders so as to prevent any one Elder from possessing too much power and losing sight of the greater good. When an Elder eventually passed away, his power was then passed down through his bloodline from one generation to the next. When our story starts, a killer named Red Fist is hunting down descendants of each bloodline and killing them off in hopes that doing so will give him the power of all five lines.


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