Monthly Archives: August 2011

I Sing the Panda Electric….

I have always had a difficult relationship with technology. (And yet, here I am, on a blog!  Go figure).  Anyway, I was one of the last people I know to join the computer generation.  I think I know at least two other hold-outs, but they are bigger old farts than me.  I can say that because they will never read this, and besides, they have admitted to this old fartiness already.

I think pandas should have their own radio station. you could call it…hmmm. how about the initials N.P.R.?

Think of all the shows that could be hosted by pandas…

Till next time…

Be the Bear!

 

I Sing the Panda Electric….

I have always had a difficult relationship with technology. (And yet, here I am, on a blog!  Go figure).  Anyway, I was one of the last people I know to join the computer generation.  I think I know at least two other hold-outs, but they are bigger old farts than me.  I can say that because they will never read this, and besides, they have admitted to this old fartiness already.

I think pandas should have their own radio station. you could call it…hmmm. how about the initials N.P.R.?

Think of all the shows that could be hosted by pandas…

Till next time…

Be the Bear!

 

If I had a Panda, I’d Panda in the Mo-or-or-ning, I’d Panda in the Evening…

So, now that the panda revolution had begun, friends started giving me several things. One was stuffed pandas and anything related to pandas. The other was articles about pandas who attacked people.  One article was about a man who was so overwhelmed by the pandas cuteness, he had to climb the fence to hug him. Bad idea.  so of course, I thought to myself: “Hmmm… now if I were a panda that had just attacked someone who had tried to hug me, what would I do?   Go on a talk show, of course!”

 

And then of course, there would have to be protest marches in support of Bob.

and OF COURSE, after Bob got out of prison, he would sing about his unjust imprisonment in a coffee house!

Be the Bear!

Bob T Panda

 

People want to be in the Know! (or in the NOOOOOOOO!)

An overriding theme in my work here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire is that of playing with current events or making fun (!) of cliche phrases.  And when you are obsessed with pandas the sequence goes like this: The right to bear arms> the right to arm bears> stressed out pandas with guns. What could be simpler? (or more absurd?)  and of course, we at ICPS are all about absurd.

Tomorrow: What about “Panda Cars”?

Be the Bear!

People want to be in the Know! (or in the NOOOOOOOO!)

An overriding theme in my work here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire is that of playing with current events or making fun (!) of cliche phrases.  And when you are obsessed with pandas the sequence goes like this: The right to bear arms> the right to arm bears> stressed out pandas with guns. What could be simpler? (or more absurd?)  and of course, we at ICPS are all about absurd.

Tomorrow: What about “Panda Cars”?

Be the Bear!

And now, Boopie and the Pandas!

We had to do one more earthquake related cartoon and this one plumbs the depths of bad taste. Hope you like it.

Like many who grew up in the 1950′s and 60′s, I had a Barbie Doll and her friend Midge, and her dog fido. I always wanted Barbie’s dream car, but I never got one.  I guess this cartoon is a reaction to that childhood depridation. Or something like that.  Or just another excuse to make fun of stuff.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now, Boopie and the Pandas!

We had to do one more earthquake related cartoon and this one plumbs the depths of bad taste. Hope you like it.

Like many who grew up in the 1950′s and 60′s, I had a Barbie Doll and her friend Midge, and her dog fido. I always wanted Barbie’s dream car, but I never got one.  I guess this cartoon is a reaction to that childhood depridation. Or something like that.  Or just another excuse to make fun of stuff.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2008 Earthquake in China

I know, I know. This was extremely tragic, horrific, and a whole lot of other bad things.  However, we at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire firmly believe in the healing power of laughter and hope you do too.  Because when it was all over and we had all seen the pictures of pandas being rescued and the devastation that the earthquake caused, the American pandas need to relieve the tension with a few cartoons.

Mehitabel would like to point out that she is NOT as insensitive as she is sometimes made out to be here.

The reference to a panda having a gun is from a earlier cartoon based on, you guessed it, the right to arm bears.

Here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire  we pride ourselves on the fact that there is no joke too lame for us to find a way to relate it to pandas.

Be the Bear!

Secrets of the Wild Panda!

During my initial period of obsession (I like to call it research) I looked at as much information on pandas as I could find. My local library had a copy of an old National Geographic video called Secrets of the Wild Panda.  I thought, “oh boy! gossip and innuendo!”  But it turned out to be fairly factual (read: boring,- as if anything about pandas could be boring!)  So I thought I should make my own version of Secrets of Pandas:

 

I also began to think about various news items I would hear about on the radio and think, “How would this relate to pandas?”

Personally, I don’t think I was so far off.

Tomorrow (and I swear I’m working on new cartoons…) The 2008 earthquake in China.

Be the Bear!

As the Pandas Turn….The History of the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire Continues…

So, as we return to our story, after discovering panda videos on youtube, where else was there to go?  The Zoo websites, of course! The San Diego Zoo has a wonderful website with a little section called “Meet the Pandas”. I started to notice that pandas don’t all look the same.  In fact, one of the pandas pictured look like a real party animal. He seemed to be saying, “Where’s the beer, eh?” even though he isn’t Canadian. This led me to make my own “Meet the Pandas” cartoon.

So that got me thinking, “well, just what do pandas do when they have a potluck dinner party?

Tomorrow! Secrets of the Wild Panda Revealed!

Be the Bear!