Announcing: The 2018 Torch Bears

Move over Giant Panda Global Awards! THIS is where the money is! The Torch Bears ! The most coveted honor in all of Pandyland is to be selected as Torch Bears for the Panda Olympic Games! Needless to say, the competition is very fierce and there is ample opportunity for skullduggery!

I can hardly STAND the suspense! Tell us, won’t you please, who will be this year’s Torch Bears …

The Panda Olympics presents…

Okay…we are going to keep you in suspense just a little while longer! But never fear! We will tell you…um…sooner or later!

BTW, Did anyone watch Bebe Maurice’s debut yesterday? I believe Pinky has some serious competition in the attitude/icon department. Just saying.

Viva les Pandas
Bob T Panda

Cue the Torch Bears!

As we prepare to launch another stellar performance in the Panda Olympics, we have a few more encore antics from the Torch Bears! As you may recall from several years ago, the torch bears attempted to replace their torches with something that would look sort of “torchy” from a distance, because they had…um…sold the torches on eBay before they actually lit the Olympic flame.

Oopsie. That could have happened to anyone!!!!

But before we have a visit with the torch bears, here’s a link to my latest post for The Whidbey Island Arts Council. It’s a modern retelling of Cinderella, to get folks in the mood for an event on the island next week: The Bohemian Ball. The story is a bit long, but I hope you’ll read it and that you enjoy it! Cheers. And if you’re on or near Whidbey Island next Thursday, maybe you’ll put on your dancing shoes, fire up the magic carriage, and party like a panda! (Author’s disclosure: There are no pandas in this story, but there is a cat)

Now….Cue the Torch Bears!!!!

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next? Note: this ‘toon was written before Pinky poofed Po and the Meihems into becoming girls.

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

but now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Wait…what little Paris incident???…Oh…this one…

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Oh, those Torch bears!

In other VERY IMPORTANT news, the proof copy of The Pinky Defense is on it’s way, so I hope to be able to have My Pinky’s new book available by the end of the month. And remember, Mitten’s definitely does not want you to buy this book! You know what to do!

Viva Les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

You would think that Pinky would have figured out how to avoid Mommee Mei’s resolutions lists by now, but you would be mistaken. Fortunately, all she ever suggests for Bubba is that he chew his food well. Meanwhile, maybe Ping Ping will resolve to learn a few words in English, but on the other hand, I think he is very expressive, even with his limited vocabulary.

Pinky: “Why do I need resolutions when I’m already perfect?”
A fair question, indeed!

resolutions

Pinky: “rules are for other pandas.”

The files for the latest volume of The Panda Chronicles: The Pinky Defense are being reviewed even as we speak. After putting together 8 books of the cartoons, it finally seems (I say seems, because…) to be going smoothly, with no issues flagged by the printer, so I think it’s high time I reveal the cover, don’t you?

Thanks again to my Twitter friend from across the pond, @law_geek, for suggesting this title. The community of panda fans is awesome in the extreme!

Isn’t this just perfectly pinky?

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

What fresh heck is this? Pinky’s tax reform plan.

Here we are again! The New Year is still fresh and shiny, Pinky is plotting ways to win in all categories of the Global Panda Awards, an arctic freeze is blanketing the east coast, and way out west in the upper left hand corner, it is raining as usual. Is Pinky’s tax reform plan any worse than that of the Republicans? Only time will tell.

But just a reminder, if you have to cheat to win, it’s not really winning, is it?

I guess Pinky and the GOP have something in common, as much as it pains me to say…

BTW, progress is progressing on the next volume of The Panda Chronicles! I think on Wednesday we will reveal the cover in a sneak preview! Huzzah! Be sure to tune in on Wednesday!

Viva Le Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday: an Encore Presentation

I love fabulous Furry Friday and the encore presentation idea. Yes, it’s a way to post a third dose of panda satire, without having to do…um…any more work, but readers tell me they love it because it’s fun to see their favorite ‘toons again, while those who are new to the world of panda satire get a chance to get acquainted with the gang!

As this is a year when the Winter Olympics are being held, I thought we should take a couple of Fabulous Furry Friday look backs to Panda Olympics of years past.

Bring on the torch bears!

The first appearance of the Torch Bears!

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

but now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn????

Is that the twins I see before me? Don’t tell Lun Lun

Viva Le Pandas!
Bob T Panda

It’s a whole new year out there…

Hey! Did ya miss me?

It’s another new year out there and I’m hoping that some form of sanity will return to the world at large. Of course, I don’t have a whole lot of faith that it will, but you can be very sure of one thing: that I will keep sharing panda satire with you every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. If that isn’t the definition of insanity, I don’t know what is.

But I’m not just fiddling while Rome burns…

Your comments and messages that I’ve received over the last year + have confirmed what I hoped was true. That having something to laugh with helps, and even when I’m commenting on some of the dire news of the day, I can almost always find something a little bit funny in it.

So shut up and post some panda satire, already!!!! Okay! Okay!

new year

I couldn’t resist.

Viva le Pandas!
Bob T Panda

And a Happy(er) New Year

Hey!

This is a bonus ‘toon, because you have all been such good panda cubs. On this first day of the new year, let me tell you how much I value you all! I love that you not only read my ‘toons, but you create whole dialogs between the pandas we know and love, on Facebook and Twitter and know the voices and personas I’ve given their panda satire counterparts. I love that you send me cookies and panda presents and cards. I love that you check to see I’m okay when a natural (or unnatural) disaster happens in my area.

But mostly, just thank you for being here and embracing and believing what I do here. It makes me just a bit schmoopy every time you tell me my panda humor has helped you through the day.

May olde acquaintance be forgot…

Keep panda-ing on.
Forever Bob T

Day 31: 31 Days of Pandas & The Final Chapter of…

101 Bebe Panda-Nations!!!!

Did you ever think we’d get to the end of 31 Days of Pandas, let alone the end of this year? Not to flog an orange horse (because we don’t believe in hitting things) but I think the turn of the new year will not bring us any immediate release from the toxic cloud we are living under. To those that are resisting the evil that is afoot, stay strong. Take care of yourself; keep fighting for fairness, kindness, support of the planet, and all those who exist on it.

Keep being the bears! (And keep reading panda satire!!!!)

And now, the final episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

Happy New Year’s Eve and a (Im)peachy New Year!

Hope you get to party like it’s 1999! (With the panda kindergarten!)
Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 30: 31 Days of Pandas

Day 30????? Do you know what that means? There is only One. More. Day. of 31 Days of Pandas!!!!

How could it come to such an abrupt, bitter end? Where will we find the pandas we need and crave??? Um..Hey! it’s not like I’m going anywhere! Panda satire will be right here where you left it! Of course you could have your own 31 days of Pandas, or even 131 days of pandas if you had all of the Panda Chronicles books in your home library!!

Meanwhile, we intercepted several communiques from the inbox of Princess Pinky, who is hard at work (really? No, just kidding!) on her latest literary triumph, The Panda Chronicles Book 8: The Pinky Defense. We think it bears (!) careful study!

Dere Unka Jeroen

I should be listed in ebbry category. See dat dis doesn’t happen again.

Sincerely,
Princess Pinky Bao Bao
Dujiangyan, China
Vote early, vote often, vote PINKY!!!!
Sent from my MePhone, the choice of pandas everywhere.

To which she received this reply:

Dear Princess Pinky!
I hope the panda chronicles will ask all your fans to vote a lot for you!
Good luck!
Kind regards,

Jeroen Jacobs
Giant Panda Global

Sounds mighty suspicious, if you ask me! But now, let’s read some ‘toons! And because I love you, here is the ENTIRE story of Pinky, Bubba, and the Canadian Twins!

Bubba: but why should I be in trubble?

I’ll talk! I’ll talk!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

There may be political concussions!

See you in January back on our regular schedule, new ‘toons on Sunday and Wednesday, and encore presentations on Fake Facts Friday. You like it? I invented all those words!

#Resist!

Panda On
Bob T Panda

Day 29: 31 Days of Pandas

Before there was Pinky, there was…the panda kindergarten!!

Oh me, oh my! The pandasphere is buzzing tonight! will Pinky win her division in the Global Giant Pandy Awards? Did Bubba get what he wanted for CrispMoss? What will happen when Pinky, the Meihems, Wu, and all the rest get home from their adventure? Will EVERYONE get grounded?

I guess you’ll have to tune in on Sunday for the conclusion of our story!

But in the meantime (and for the next few days) it’s STILL 31 Days of Pandas time!!!!

What could be more scottish than Pandas?

And it’s never too early to start getting ready for New Year’s Eve!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

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

cartoon soap opera

I’m not a doctor, but I play one on television.

You say sumi-e, I say Tsunami

You left the panda kindergarten alone with my house?

sugar plum pandas

It wouldn’t be CrispMoss without…

sugar plum pandas

…The Dance of the Sugar Plum Pandas!

Hope you have enjoyed our trip down panda-satire-memory lane!
Panda On!
Bob T Panda