What? Being Pinky means always having to say you’re sorry, but…um…rarely doing it. One of my faithful readers from across the pond (you know who you are!) came up with this phrase and I think I’m going to “borrow” it. (I can credit you by name if you’d like, or you can remain anonymous,) but looking back over the last year’s accumulation of ‘toons, I see that, once again, Pinky has hogged the spotlight. So stay tuned early next year as book 8 of The Panda Chronicles goes to print. and I think I’m gonna call it The Pinky Defense.
Because when you know you are in the wrong, is there any better defense than The Pinky Defense?
“It was just a suggestion” Huzzah! It’s the Meihems!
And did somebody mention Book 8 of the Panda Chronicles? Heh! What better time then now to make sure you have books 1 through 7 in your home library. Visit my book page and make sure your library is complete! And what better present could there be this year (especially this year!!!) than the gift of laughter? I mean besides a huge bag of money so that you could move to Canada or Sweden…
Huzzah! It’s time for the second half of that much loved holiday classic, A Halloween Carol! And not only are we in the Trick or Treat season, this month also boasts a Friday the Thirteenth! And it’s TODAY!!!!!!!!
But it’s not even halfway through the month, so next Fabulous Furry Friday we will rebroadcast another of our favorite scary classics, everyone’s favorite, The Wizard of Wu!!!Are you excited now? Maybe this will take everyone’s mind of the Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Or Maybe Not. On with the show!!!!
Hmmm… Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.
Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…
Was that list in small type, single spaced?
The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?
Surely you didn’t think she would totally reform, did you?
Wasn’t that fun? I hope nobody got really scared and threw their popcorn all over the room like…um…some pandas might have.
Be sure to tune in on Sunday for the next episode of Ping Ping Arrives at the Panda House, and of course for next Fabulous Furry Friday’s Fantastic Encore Presentation of The Wizard of Wu!
Oh dear. I was so good whilst I was in China, I had scheduled all my posts in advance, and now that I am home, I have not gotten back in the habit. so apologies for this day’s ‘toon being a few hours later than usual. Just in case you thought that you were not receiving the emails!
But! We have a story to continue, so without further ado about pandas…
Everyone who is a fan of Winnie the Pooh stand up and wave your hands in the air. Huzzah! Remember when Kanga and Roo, and then Tigger first came to live in the enchanted forest? “Why has he come, and when is he leaving?” were questions that were bandied about by Certain Intolerant Inhabitants of the forest. (italics courtesy of A A Milne) It’s not all that different at the panda house and I’m pretty sure you might have a very good idea who might feel that way.
Let’s look in at the Panda House to see who has arrived now…
Be careful Ping Ping! The Panda House might not be…um…completely safe.
I’m still working on adding all my trip notes and pictures to the site, but re-entry to the real world is taking longer, with more moving parts than I had planned for. Regardless, I hope to get some more posts and pictures posted on the Pandatastic Voyage page this week! Stay tuned!
I also used my entire back log of stored ‘toons while I was in China, so I am slowly starting to do an extra ‘toon here and there so that I am NEBBER late with your weekly ‘toons, because I’m just that kind of bear!
We’ll have more from Ping Ping later this week, as well as the exciting conclusion of A Halloween Carol, starring the junior pandas of the Panda Chronicles! Stay tuned!
Well, it’s October, so it’s time to have a very special encore presentation of that favorite holiday classic, A Halloween Carol (with apologies to Charles Dickens) Huzzah!!!! But you knew this was coming, didn’t you?
Now, run and get on your jammies, make some popcorn and get ready to enjoy A Halloween Carol!
Bubba’s first feature role!
Mr Wu makes a very cute ghost, don’t you think?
Hey! who said Wu could poof things?
One of Pinky’s misdeeds has come back to haunt her… can her campaign survive this?
You didn’t think I was going to show you the whole thing in one swell foop, did you? Tune in Next week for the final episodes of A Halloween Carol!
Really, if I had known that you know who would still be president, that Puerto Rico would be devastated by a hurricane and that you know who would insult rather than help them, well, I might have remained in the panda kindergarten. But against my better judgement, I came home to all of the current events.
It was really kind of nice not being able to access Fezbook and Twidder. well, except I missed you all, so there you have it. I am still trying to get over jet lag, get my photos organized and all that, but I did get back in the studio today. Huzzah!
And against your better judgement, here are all of you! Huzzah!
…and I didn’t even bring you a lousy tee shirt! For those of you who supported my Kickstarter project to travel to China, you have been following along with my real time posts from the road. But if you aren’t part of that faithful contingent, don’t despair! I’ll be transferring my trip journal to these very pages, adding photographs and sketches that I did on the road, AND sharing the artwork that will be forthcoming as soon as I can escape the jet lag nap monster that has hit me hard since my return.
The time difference between the west/lefty coast of the US and China is 15 hours, with a skip and a jump across the international date line thrown in for good measure. I’m only beginning to go through my photographs, to sort out the travel documentary photos from the eventual art photos. I’ll also be writing some ‘toons about my travels, including today’s offering!
Let’s see what Bob has brought back from China! Huzzah!
Well, it’s better than a tee shirt, right?
Ping Ping is a real panda that I met at the Gengda Panda base. He was the sweetest little panda, and according to his nanny, the most gentle panda. We had a heartfelt squeaking conversation, after which, I fed him carrots and panda bread. It was the best day ebber!
And don’t worry! I won’t forget about Bubba, Pinky, the Meihems, Six and Sebben, Wu, and the rest of the panda Chronicles gang! Stay tuned!
…that we missed Talk Like a Pirate DayandInternational Red Panda Day! Really! I go away for two weeks and everything goes to panda poo! (but more about that later!) As the Meihems say, regret is a given! But what better excuse to rerun Mr. Wu’s pirate adventure and a toon or too featuring our reactionary red pandas?
You won’t regret re-reading all these classic toons!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!
21) Rusty the scuppers, pirate crew…
An explorer’s work is never done.
The penguins save the day!
“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”
It’s one of those things that most lovers of all things panda have a bit of a hard time with: We don’t own our pandas, we only rent them. America has not owned their resident pandas since the Nixon Pandas came to live here in 1972. And not only that, any panda cubs born here still belong to China and these pandas return to China any time after they are two years old. Well, return is not really correct, since they were born here, but that’s how it’s thought of in the panda procurement department.
As much as we’d like to keep all of our American born pandas, it’s just not gonna happen, so save your petition writing for your Congressperson.
A panda can dream though…
But some pandas go both ways!
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as I share my adventures with real, actual pandas!
I have…um…stepped away from the computer for a few weeks to have a confab with my panda cousins in China. (More about that later.) I’m pretty sure that it is safe to assume that there has been a national nightmare or three in my absence.
Over the past 10 months I’ve done a lot of pondering, and one of the questions that I have been pondering is this: If the internet with such plentiful and easy access to information, had existed in the 1930’s would Hitler have come to power, so easily? I started asking myself that on November 9th, thinking that surely, with everything happening in full view, surely democracy could not be overturned so easily.
It appears I was wrong. Our national nightmare is in full tilt chaos, despite (or maybe because) so much unfiltered and unverified information zipping around the airwaves.
I don’t know what to do, besides draw more pandas.