The Panda Abides

Here we are: two weeks to the final day of voting. Can we even call it Election Day when early and mail-in voting lasts for weeks? No matter. At 8 PM PDT the last ballot will fall and we will see what we will see. While I know we are all hoping for results that night, and a decisive victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we might not know that night or for more than a week. We know the craziness of HWMNBN will ramp up, and we will have to endure further.

The only thing that keeps my fragile hold on my sanity is less than 10 pounds of baby panda, my created world of cartoon panda personalities, and of course all of you. Thanks for hanging in there, and for those of you who had to take a break, well, I hope you’ll wander back here at some point.

For now, writing and drawing ‘toons, making felty pandas, and working on a book project (more about that soon) is keeping me lightly tethered to the earth. Winter is setting in here, and the rain and dark are descending.

But it’s time for another installment of Beary Poppins! Huzzah!

Bears are VERY curious!

Be the Bear!
Don’t forget to VOTE!!!
Bob T Panda

The Wizard of Wu Continues!

Now where were we? Oh yes, Mr. Wu and a panda that looks an awful lot like his next oldest brother Yunior have just met Mr. Toasty, as they make their way to the Bamboo city (or the Cuppycake City, depending on which chapter you’re reading #PerilsOfPantsing)

So now, as we chew our fingernails past our second knuckles, grab your popcorn and sit back to watch the final episodes of…

The Wizard of Wu!!!

The wicked cat of the west attacks Mr Toasty

That cat is pure evil!

Mehitabel soaks Mr Toasty

Sorry, no photo bomb from princess Pinky. her mother thought todays cartoon was too scary for her

The wizard of Oz with pandas

Who would have thought cuppycakes could be enchanted?

wizard of Oz satire

Stay tuned later this month for the outtakes and blooper reel!

the good witch saves Wu and Co.

Good witch Bee, the Bear, to the rescue!

Xiao Liwu gets a bath

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

Wizard of Oz spoof

But we’ve come such a long way already….Bwahahaha!

the wicked witch unleashes the flying monkeys

Ride you pandas! Ride!

The panda kindergarten captures Mr Wu

Evilness is one thing, but there must be snacks!

escape from the wicked witch

Well,lookee here! isn’t that….?

Return to the wizard

Don’t mess with Princess Pinky!

finale of wizard of wu

All well that ends well. Now let’s have some cuppycakes!!!

Just over 2 weeks to go!

VOTE!!!!!

Be the Bear
Bob I have my ballot T Panda

Beware, the Ides of October!

Who among you have seen the original Vincent Price classic, The Fly? If you have, you may have heard a tiny voice when you watched the Vice Presidential debates the other night. What did the voice say?

Help Me! Hellllllllllppppppppp meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (said in your best Vincent Price as tiny fly voice.)

We apologize for interrupting Beary Poppins, but really, this couldn’t wait.

Help meeeeeee! Help meeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Be the Bear!
Or the FLY!)
Bob T Panda

Beary Poppins! The Story Continues!

The news is more insane every day. Really, if any writer of dystopian literature showed this script to their editor, the laughter could be heard around the world. Kidnap a governor? Murder hornets? An asteroid predicted to pass REALLY NEAR the earth…on Election Day? A “president” with a potentially deadly disease going around to public events?

Maybe could you pick ONE of these plots? why are you trying to put them all in the same book?

Oh…

Meanwhile, the story of Beary Poppins continues!!!

The ad is mailed, but Mittens is up to some dirty tricks….But wait! Look who found the mail box!!!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

By the way! new RPG stickers and t-shirts, and mugs and masks over at Redbubble! Huzzah!!!!

wear a mask! RPG has your back!

It’s Mid October and you know what that means!

It is time for our annual Encore Presentation of The Wizard of Wu!!!!

When I was growing up, The Wizard of Oz was always shown around Halloween. Other than having a wicked witch, okay, and the flying monkeys, it’s not particularly Halloweenie, but who am I to ignore a cultural tradition?

Come to think of it, Minch McTurtle and HWMNBN and all their minions are rather like flying monkeys, don’t ya think?

So, get your poppy corn, and beverage of choice and get comfy for the first half of…

The Wizard of Wu!!!

The Wizard of Wu

We’re in for it now, Binky!

Hang on to your hats, kids, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

I don’t think we’re in Pandiego any more, Binky….

What could be waiting outside? Where the heck ARE we, Binky?

Mr Wu landas in the cuppycake region of pandyland in this episode of his new adventure

Don’t I know you from somewhere?

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Mehitabel would like to register her protest about given the least sympathetic role in this adventure.

Xiao Liwu has to journey to see the wizard

Okay, now it’s getting exciting! Scary parts dead ahead!

Mr Wu meets up with someone who looks a lot like his brother, shortly after setting out on his journey

I have a bad feeling about this….

Mr Wu hears a cry for help

Are you SURE there will be no flying monkeys?

A Reminder: Just a few more days (until Wednesday) to order a Ruth Panda Ginsbear and have a portion of the proceeds go to the Get Mitch or Die Trying Fund over at Vote Save America to help flip the Senate Blue!

The Notorious RPG

Be the Bear and VOTE!!!
Bob T Panda

Beary Poppins: An ad is Written…

And now, for our next episode of Beary Poppins! But who will play the part of the Nanny Beary Poppins??? It’s a mystery! Hee Hee!

And now, on to the next installment! (With apologies to P.L. Travers!)

A spoonful of frosting makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down, medicine go down!

Tune in on Sunday for the first installment of our encore presentation of The Wizard of Wu! My favorite Holiday classic! 

Keep swimming!
Bob T Panda

Beary Poppins! The Magic Begins!

There is too much crazy and not enough time to comments, but I’m sure if you really want to know what I thinks, you can find it on Twitter. So much CRAZY!

Meanwhile, at the Pinksonian Zoo..

It’s a boy!!!!

Pinky: I could fix dat if Mommee would give me my magical wand back!
MX: NO!

Ahem…anyway, get out the poppy cron! it’s time for…

Beary Poppins, Episode 2!

I can hardly stand the suspense! Who will play Beary Poppins???

Be the bear
Wear your mask
Keep your distance in public
Don’t go to Mittens’ parties!

Bob T Panda

oh yeah…AND VOTE!!!!

A Halloween Carol!

Oh my.

Things are happening. The WH seems to have become a COVID 19 hot spot. I don’t wish the serious symptoms that this disease can bring on anyone. BUT….My sympathy has to be tempered by the utter lack of precautions that this “president” has taken. So many lives have been lost because the lack of attention to pandemic response and planning that was left to them. To choose not to take this seriously was a choice this “president” made.

But we have more important things to talk about!

Our Cubby TBD is 6 weeks old! Eyes are starting to open! Cuteness is happening! Extreme cuteness is happening! And could there be some skullduggery taking place between Zoo Atlanta and The Pinksonian Zoo?:

Six: hey!
Sebben: hey yoorself!
Six: I fink our pannacam is off!
Sebben: no! whoo could has done such a dastardly thing!?!?!

Six and Sebben: PINKY!!!!!!!!!

And now, because it is October, a fabulous full length feature ENCORE PRESENTATION OF A HALLOWEEN CAROL!!!!!

Bubba’s first feature role!

you…is…not…da…yawn…boss of…pinky…

Mr Wu makes a very cute ghost, don’t you think?

Hey! who said Wu could poof things?

halloween

One of Pinky’s misdeeds has come back to haunt her… can her campaign survive this?

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?

Be the bear, everyone
And remember:

Wear a mask
Wash your paws with soap and water (don’t just lick them!)
Stay home if you can
Get a flu shot

Bob T Panda!

 

Hey Kids! It’s time for a new story!!!

From time to time, I like to tell a longer story starring all your favorite pandas. sometimes they are completely made up (like Mr. Wu running away with the panda kindergarten to join the circus) and sometimes I like to riff on an existing old story (like The Wizard of Wu or A Halloween Carol) The important thing is that no pandas get hurt ever, although sometimes they might get bent out of shape, just a bit.

As usual, I am making things up as I go along, a technique beloved of many writers, generally referred to as “pantsing.”

Enjoy our introduction and get ready for some seat of my pants story telling!

Oh boy! Oh boy! A NEW story!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Nobody gets the better of Pinky!

Pinky has a plan for ebbryfing!

Tonight are the debates (but I won’t be watching them.) I think the Cake Party debates were much better than these will be. (although Mittens is just as unhinged.)

Have you learned NOFFING from pinky, boo boo?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Get-YourVoting-Hat-On Panda