Day 13: 31 days of Pandas & Episode 7 101 Bebe Pandas

As I compile this post, Alabama voters are going to the polls to decide whether they want to elect the #Trumple candidate or...GASP!!!! a DEMOCRAT!!!!! All I can say, is that with the moves toward voter suppression in black and Democratic districts, it is unclear if this will be a free and fair election. I only have one thing to say about this: If you have to cheat to win, it’s not really winning, is it?

But meanwhile, baby pandas are in peril! Let’s go to the next episode of…

101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

Inspector Panda has arrived! He’ll…um…solve everything!

And yes, we have used this joke before!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 12: 31 Days of Pandas

We’re not even halfway through the month, so there are many more pandas to come!

This is a good thing, because we need LOTS of distractions this month. Between the disaster tax bill (email or call your Congress folks and ask them to vote NO!!!) the slide into the darkest days of the year, and all the craziness in the news, we need all the laughs we can get.

On top of all the nonsense coming out of our nations capitol, recent news of the illness of one of my long time panda fans and supporters has been on my mind. ALS is a devastating disease for which there is no cure. If it seems strange to be concerned about someone I’ve never met in real life, consider this: the people who read my ‘toons here and in books, and who frequently comment here or in conversations on Twidder and Fezbook, have become real to me. They have become real friends.

I’ve gotten to know them through our conversations in these cyber meeting places. They share pictures and stories of their lives. They cheer me on in my various Kickstarter projects. They have embraced these funny panda characters that have sprung forth from my head and they believe in them. They believe in me.  I am so very honored and grateful that you come here and tell me that the day’s ‘toon lifted your spirits, or made you sad, or pushed you to the edge of your seat in anticipation of the next episode.

So, Sandy H, if you are reading today’s post, please know that I have been grateful for the time you’ve been with me. I’m glad you have your family and puppies close at hand to see you through this. You will be missed.

Meanwhile, Let’s Get Some Pandas Out Here…

episode 14

episode 15

…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!

Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations! Huzzah!

Bee, the Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Day 11: 31 Days of Pandas!

No time for commentary today. (Don’t all cheer at once!) but here are todays pandas!

episode 10

episode 11

episode 13

episode 14

Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of Bears Under the Big Top!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Episode 6: 101 Bebe Panda-Nation

Pinky has called in reinforcements, knowing that she will be in big trouble if she doesn’t get her brother and all the rest of the baby pandas left in her charge, back from the evil Babette!

You shouldn’t have opened the door, Pinky!!!!!!!

This may be a job for...Inspector Panda!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their 31 Days of Pandas! I know that it’s helping to distract me from…um…stuff. Like the fall of civilization. I think I need a cuppycake.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 9: 31 Days of Pandas

The story of Wu running away to join the circus was one of the first longer stories I wrote about the pandas. And it was the first that took Wu away from home and put him in some potential peril. I remember that, as I parceled the story out in dribs and drabs, that some people got very anxious and wrote in to yell at me. Geez! Trust your storyteller, okay? I would never let anything really bad happen to Mr. Wu, now would I? (I mean Pinky’s birth was not really my fault, right?)

Anyway…on with the show! The Next episode of Bears Under the Big Top!

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episode 6

episode 7

episode 8

We think laughter is the best medicine. However, it should not be the only one!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 8: 31 Days of Pandas

On with our encore presentations for Wu: This is Your LIFE!!!! What’s up next for the adventures of Wu? Well, let’s just pop into the old archives and see what has frosting on it!

But first, I wanted to let you know that I’ve just started writing a monthly (or so) blog for our own Whidbey Island Arts Council. It is more of an “arts on Whidbey” sort of venue, but if that interests you, I hope you’ll check it out. Here is my first post for them!

But Meanwhile…what about the Wu Self???

Fanmail from some Flounder?

Uh oh…is this the beginning of another adventure for Mr. Wu?

Voices in the night, a ladder, a letter…adios…

“Are we there, yet?”

This is a case for…Inspector Panda!

Oh Boy! Tune in again tomorrow for the next installment of this story. And while we’re here, consider subscribing to this blog so you never have to worry about Fezbook deciding that this is not important enough to show up in your news feed! Pandas will arrive at your door and demand cookies! Well, okay, they’ll show up in your email inbox, but that’s kind of similar, right?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 7: 31 Days of Pandas

Oh my! It is hard to read the Twidder News these days! Better head over here and catch up on some vintage panda stories.

Nothing like a snappy graphic to um…solve a problem!

So much for those new navigation systems…or is it “nagagation systems”?

I just had to include something with that provocative “rear panda view” you know!

I might have left a few of the segments out but if you had The Panda Chronicles Book 4: The Book of Wu, you’d have the whole story! Huzzah!

And just to remind us of what’s been going on around here this last year…

It is too much to BEAR!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Episode 5: 101 Bebe Panda-Nations

Oh, this is getting so so SO scary! Almost flying monkey scary; almost Congress voting to take away our healthcare scary! Okay, nothing could be THAT scary, but still….

Things are getting real here!

When trouble arrives, it’s time to call for some MEIHEM!!!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 5: 31 Days of Pandas

Oh what a tangled web Wu did weave,
When with the panda kindergarten
He did deceive
His mom, who took such good care,
Ot the adorable Wu Bear

I’m ready for my Nobel prize in poetry!

Whatever could be in the box the panda kindergarten is delivering to Mr. Wu?

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

“Up in the Air, Junior Pandas…”

And what better gift for the Wu lover in your life than the collected stories of Mr. Wu, Volume 4 of The Panda Chronicles: The Book of Wu, available right here at this link! Tis the season to give the gift of pandas!

Panda on,
Bob T Panda

Day 4: 31 Days of Pandas

Yes, yes, I said 31 Days of Pandas will be ALL about Mr. Wu, but Things are Happening and they must be commented upon! So I hope you will forgive me for sharing some of last years ‘toons from around this time, if only to remind ourselves that we saw the train wreck coming and did not get out of the way.

But not too many, because, you know, it will make us sad and scared.

people are saying

Pay us enough money and we’ll say just about anything!

cat came back

Is it just my imagination or does Mittens look even more crazed than before?

Okay, Okay! Now as an antidote, we move on the the adorable Wu Self!!!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

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

Did we mention you could visit Mr. Wu at the 2018 Panda Convention?

And since it is the Season to Give the Gift of Pandas, may we respectfully suggest that nothing makes people happier than pandas, and what could be better than a seasonal Panda mug?

Have yourself a Pandy little Christmas…

 

Panda On, as best we can!
Bob T Panda