“I love the sounds deadlines make, as they go whooshing by”

That’s a quote from one of my favorite writers of all times, the late Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and many other books. And alas, I have missed a self imposed deadline. 🙁

I had hoped to be ready to launch the next series of pins and patches today, but one thing an another (I lost 2 weeks due to an unavoidable and unexpected trip) has kept me from this meeting this deadline. I’m trying very hard to get everything up and running for Thursday June 27th instead, so stay tuned! I’m close to ready, with a few more things to do, and get my project approved by the Kickstarter folks.

Read on after today’s ‘toon to get a sneak peek at the designs for the pin and patch designs!

And now…who are YOU calling a snowflake?

I’m not a snowflake. You are a snowflake!

Thanks to all who alerted me to this very important story about an albino panda caught on the panda cam in China, in the Quinling region! (You know it must be true if the Smifsonian reported it!)

And now, a little sneak peek at the next pins!

The Wu self! Final size will be about 1 1/4 inch wide

The Panda Kindergarten Keychain! Huzzah! Final size approx. 1 3/4 inches wide

The Wu the Pirate patch! approx size 3.5″ tall

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Be sure to stay tuned here or over at Fezbook on the Your Brain on Pandas group (ask to join!)

Kitty Sue and the Three Pandas

Once upon a time, three pandas lived a quiet life in the forest…

story

This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!

pandas

What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…

kittysue

In a cabin in the woods…

commercial

These guys are so full of themselves!

pandas

unhand…um…unpaw that cuppycake!

what fresh horror

…and she ate the just right cuppycake all up!

boundary issues

unauthorized search and seizure is SOOOO tiring!

sleepy

UNHAND MR. BUN THIS INSTANT!

episode

Is this episode exciting? you bet it is!

discovery

The discovery of the terrible crime in the pandas’ house…

And now, for some alternative facts!

kidding

Pandas are very misunderstood, in so many ways….

pandas

What a lovely day for the 3 pandas to relax at home!

(In case you were confused about the ending, in the words of Dee Martin Wintle: They ate Kitty Sue!!!!!)

Happy Solstice, everyone, no matter which hemisphere you’re in!

Be da Bear
Bob T Panda

There is some pretty foul air floating around DC. could it be…

…FREEDOM GAS?????

Ahem…You Know Who just officially “launched” his reelection campaign, although how you can tell it from his business as usual, I just don’t know. Mr. Badger suggested that I not listen to the news any more, so that my blood pressure doesn’t shoot through the roof, and I don’t have nightmares about the concentration camps at the border.

But if I did that, I wouldn’t have heard this story to make fun of (because we DO need an extra dose of humor in our lives, especially at times like this!)

What’s that smell? Could it be…The smell of FREEDOM??

You gotta STOP Hey! What’s that sound…

I SWEAR I DID NOT MAKE THIS UP!!!!

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

The end of something wonderful…

Did I scare you? I didn’t mean it was the end of The Panda Chronicles or anything like that. I meant that it is the end of boo shoot season, the favorite season of pandas everywhere. I read that Zoo Atlanta had announced the end of the season, when the wonderful fresh bamboo shoots were no longer available.

I imagined myself to be a fly on the wall of Six and Sebben’s hammock room…

Let’s listen in, shall we?

Will these two ever get along?

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Get ready for Mr. Wu!

In about a week and a half, I will hopefully be ready to launch another Kickstarter project! This time it is all about the Wu Self and of course, the pandy kindy! If you missed your chance to get Ping Ping and Bubba’s pins, don’t despair! I have more pins available! Those who ordered through my Kickstarter project are already starting to receive their pins! It makes me happy to think of Bubba and Ping hopping out of the envelope and racing around your houses. They’ll be hungry, so be sure to have some cuppycakes on hand!

But now, let’s get on with the Wu self! Huzzah!

And I bet you are happy to see that Little Mr. Wu is safe and sound!

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

An explorer’s work is never done.

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

I really love this one of Mr. wu getting yelled at by Bai Yun . 🙂

We’re in for it now, Binky!

Xiao Liwu gets a bath

Are you SURE you weren’t in an earlier scene?

If “trouble” ever had a proper name, that name is Babette de Panda…

He who laughs last, laughs…um…last.

Of course, these stories and more are all in Book 4 of the Panda Chronicles, The Book of Wu!

If you missed the chance to get pins via Kickstarter:

How to order pins

Did you miss your chance to order your pins through my Kickstarter project? Here is the information, as well as simple steps to order yours!

Available pins: ($15 each)

Bubba
Ping Ping
Pinky (very limited quantities)

Available Patches: ($12 each)
Bubba and friends (somewhat limited quantities)

Shipping costs:
USA: $5
Canada: $10
Everywhere else: $15

Step 1: Whaddya want?
name and quantity of pins and patches

Step 2: email me at yourbrainonpandas@gmail.com and tell me:
what you want
where to mail them to (your address)
confirm items and costs

Step 3: Pay via PayPal
My PayPal address is:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/annebelov
I think you can pay from other countries (several people have done this)

If you are in the US, you can ask about payment by check in your email.

The picture under the headline “Buy a Panda a Cuppycake,”  of the panda in the bowler hat is a link that will also take you to my PayPal thingie.

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

Pinky is at it again!

Back when I was freshly out of college, I had moved up to Western MA, and worked in a variety of restaurants, while trying to keep painting. The split shift I usually worked, didn’t leave a lot of time for painting on work days, so I fell into watching soap operas during my several off hours. The Young and the Restless was one show I remember.

But in Pinky’s case, it should be The Young and the Relentless!

Watch out, Bubba! Pinky is on the loose!

Bubba and Ping pins should be arriving soon! If you missed an opportunity, send me a message or comment!

Be the Bear
Pinky 2020
Bob T Panda

For the bears, by the bears, and to the bears!

I know you have been bouncing up and down, just like Redd all weekend (BOUNCY BOUNCY BOUNCY!!!!) waiting for the conclusion of FRANK AND MIKEY’S LATEST ADVENTURE! Well, wait no more!

Let’s get on with Bears Behaving Badly!!!!

So, Mikey…how was the Grand Ol’ Opry?

BTW, the pin packages are all bundled up and ready to go! I’m headed off to the Post Office later today! Start looking for Bubba and Ping pins later this week!

Be da Bear(s)
Bob T panda

It’s Sunday Funday Again! Nobody Expects the Panda Kindergarten!

I’m all ready to send more panda goodness out into the world on Tuesday! The lists have been checked (multiple times) forms for overseas packages filled out, packages labeled and sealed! Summer feels like it is already here, in the great Northwest, which makes me want to go outside!

The panda kindergarten is getting ready for summer vacation and the pandas who are graduating from the Putting Pandas to Work program are prepared to take their new positions!

Let’s take the wayback machine to see what the panda kindergarten has gotten up to over the years….

2009 panda kindergarten class

Panda Kindergarten halloween party

Trick or Trick!!!!!!!

The panda Kindergarten in the panda clan tartan

This is going to have to be a patch at some point!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

The panda kindergaten knows where you live.

Nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to straighten up the panda kindergarten.

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

panda poetry slam

The cake abides….

Panda On!
Bob T panda

Huzzah! Time for another episode of Bears Behind the Wheel!

Oh boy, oh boy! It’s time for another episode of Bears Behind the Wheel, starring your favorite grizzly bears, Frank and Mikey! Several attentive readers alerted us to this story about a vacationing family in Tennessee, and of course we were powerless to resist the urge to write a new ‘toon (or two) about it!

I mean who can resist stories about BEARS?!?!?!?!

The worst thing is the bears always reset the radio preset buttons and change the seat position!

Stay tuned for the second episode of Bears Behind the Wheel, coming next Tuesday! (Of course we always make you wait for the really good parts!)

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

The panda is political…

Every once in a while, someone will send me a message or comment saying that they can no longer read my ‘toons because “it’s just too upsetting, how political they have become.” I try to take a deep breath and calmly explain the history of cartoons (political), the rights of the artist to determine the content and style of our own work, and then we get to pandas….

And I have to remind/inform/exclaim that pandas are the most political animal, and most politically used animal in existence. Panda loans (and before them gifts of pandas) are used to curry favor, or reward the recipient. It’s really a pretty simple concept. You are nice to us? We will let you have a couple of pandas. Oh, but all the kids are ours, and that will be $1M a year to rent them, bamboo and cuppycakes not included.

But could pandas be up to something more sinister?

Bwahahahaha!

Speak into the flower pot!
Bob T Panda

BTW: “President” Mittens is visiting the UK again. I hope he behaves himself this time!

Yep, that old Mittens…he’s SUCH a charmer!