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International Women’s Day

I really hadn’t planned to go on strike today, but some people involved with International Women’s Day thought it would  be a good thing if all women went on strike, so you could see what we actually do around here.

So I leave you with a very short post (which I am actually writing on Tuesday) which I hope you’ll read, if not on Wednesday, then on Thursday when I share this post around the inter webs.

Now, go pick up your own socks.*

international woman's day

…and due to the International women’s day strike of 2017

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Irony abounds, because I am kind of a slob. Bears in the woods and all that!!*

Pardon us for technical difficulties…

I am just as bummed as you all are for my lack of being able to post these last two days.  We had a major windstorm in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday night, and that coupled with massive rainfall in the days preceding the windstorm left the ground mushy which apparently is not the desired state if you want really big trees to stay in the ground.

you will, however be happy to know that I haven’t let the lack of power at the headquarters for The Institute of Contemporary Panda Satire keep me from creating new cartoons. I just got a couple of cute little battery powered LED lamps so I could see to draw, and my freestanding propane fireplace is keeping me toasty.

PSE has said our power should be restored by tomorrow morning, so by afternoon I should be able to scan THREE new cartoons to share with you on Sunday! Huzzah!

and no, I don’t have a generator, nor do I plan to get one. They are noisy and stinky, and I kind of like the quiet  of a day without electricity. Thanks for all your notes of concern, and thanks for my Verizon equipped ipand so I don’t totally lose touch.

Huzzah!

Bob to Panda, being the bear.

 

Mr. Wu has a surprise coming….

…and it is not necessarily a good one. Sigh…There comes a time in a young bear’s life, when he is pushed out into the world.  We don’t know if Bai Yun and her betrothed bear Gao Gao will hear the flapping of the storks wings one more time, but nevertheless, unlike so many young people these days, living at home with mom providing three meals and laundry service is not an option for Mr. Wu.

Sing ‘ho” for the life of a bear.

Xiao Liwu and Bai Yun

Too soon, too soon, a Wu and his mom will go their separate ways…

There is still work to be done to prepare for the launch of the  Pandamorphosis kickstarter project. But also in panda satire news this month, Here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, we are donating $1 to Pandas International for each Panda Chronicles book sold for the entire month of February. Huzzah!

Here’s today’s image from Pandamorphosis!

"Just what does she see in pandas?" thought the cat...

“Just what does she see in pandas?” thought the cat…

Stay tuned….
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

 

 

Huzzah for Pandas International!

Because Mr. Wu got soooooo much screen time in December, he has graciously allowed us to pre-empt his weekly forum today.   (XLW: what dat mean grasshusly? is dat ’bout bamboo?)

We are big fans of Pandas International for many reasons.  First, they do stuff for pandas (and as we have said before, without pandas, there could be no panda satire!) But also, for some strange reason, they think we’re pretty funny! So of course we can’t help but jump up and down and say, “They like me! They really like me!”

They have asked us to share some of our cartoons with them, for Christmas cards and for their annual auction program. When given the challenge of coming up with a cartoon for a fairly straight/serious subject, it is fun to see where my mind takes me.  Last year’s funding focus was for enrichment items to keep the pandas entertained.  Of course I had to have my own point of view:

I am such a dork.

I am such a dork.

This year, they would like to help fund laboratory equipment and so I came up with this idea for a cartoon for their program.

pandas in the laboratory

Can you calibrate the cuppycake?

But this was not quite enough help to lend to pandas, and so I thought I’d have a special promotion.  To help support the work that Pandas International does, I have decided (because, you know, I’m the decider around here) that for each and every Panda Chronicles book sold through either Amazon or my Createspace stores during the month of February 2014, I will donate $1 to Pandas International.  Really!

 

The panda Chronicles supports Pandas International

It’s just like the panda says! Buy my book and real pandas benefit!

So, if you were thinking about adding to your collection of Panda Chronicles books, February would be a great time to do it.  There are now 3 books in the series, starting with The Panda Chronicles Book 1: Your Brain on Pandas, moving on to The Panda Chronicles Book 2: Wheel…of….Pandas! and my most recent release, The Panda Chronicles Book 3: Nobody Expects the Panda Kindergarten!  and soon, very soon, maybe even before the end of February (no pressure, of course) The Panda Chronicles Book 4: The Book of Wu, which contains all the cartoons to date starring Mr. Wu!  It will start with his early days in the den and continue with all five of his extended play adventure stories! Huzzah!

I know I always say this, but this really is my best book yet.

So…support pandas, buy my books and be there bear!
Bob T. Panda

We’re Back! Did you miss us?

Hello Panda Fans!  It seems that several of you may have missed us over the weekend as we were doing some site renovations.  You will most likely see some twiddling and refining as time goes on, as I wanted to get the pandas up and running (we can so run!) even though everything is not cuppycake perfect as yet!

Much excitement has been happening in the land of pandas…the Atlanta twinkies are now 7 (or is it 8?) weeks old and getting cute enough to send Mr. Wu into a tailspin of anxiety over his cuteness ratings (more on that coming Wednesday.)  The newest panda in our nation’s capitol has survived a full week+ a few days and is getting fat and loud.  Huzzah!  I caught a glimpse of “starter ears” on the Facebook pictures this morning. Huzzah!

But all is not hunky-dorey…The New Yorker magazine ran an expose on the secret life of pandas, much to the embarrassment of guy pandas everywhere.  “Did he HAVE to tell that story?”,  more than one panda was heard to mutter around the pandasphere this morning.

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

Of Course Gao Gao, stud muffin of the SDZ had no complaints about the article!

Meanwhile, work on Book 3 of The Panda Chronicles is proceeding.  Stay tuned here to be the first to know when it is ready.  Speaking of staying tuned, as a result of a change in web hosting, it seems that all my subscribers disappeared in the transition (for the blog, not the newsletter) so if you would still like to receive new cartoons in your inbox 3 times a week, please re-subscribe via the form/button that says “Invite Pandas to Your Inbox” near the top of the righthand column.  You don’t want to miss a single episode, especially with Mr. Wu starting on a new adventure next week!

till next time!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

 

Huzzah! It is April Fools Day and time to get your copy of Book 2 of The Panda Chronicles!

Yes, It is the day that you all have been waiting for…um, you have been waiting for this haven’t you? Well, we here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire are so excited that we got frosting all over our faces when we tried to eat our breakfast cuppycakes….OK maybe that is too much information, but we wanted you to know just how excited we were to bring you the next installment of our magnum opus of Panda Satire: The Panda Chronicles Book 2: Wheel… of …Pandas!

And because you, here at Panda Satire Central have been such loyal followers of our own brand of panda humor, you get a special discount available during Launch week, April 1 -7 2013! Just for coming here to read the latest in panda satire, you get 20% off the cover price by using this code  CAY98R4U when you visit our createspace e-store!

Look out Mehitabel!   here comes the panda kindergarten!

Look out Mehitabel! here comes the panda kindergarten!

And because we want to save Mehitabel from the panda kindergarten, we are also extending this discount to The Panda Chronicles Book 1: Your Brain on Pandas  (use the same discount code: CAY98R4U for launch week!) There is an easy link between the two pages, so you can get them both in the same order!

Save the Pandas!  Collect the whole set.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Wheel...of ...PANDAS! It's HERE!!!!!!!!

Wheel…of …PANDAS! It’s HERE!!!!!!!!

A Friday special and a few words from Pandas International

As some of you might know, we occasionally lend a paw to our friends at Pandas International to help them with their work for real (as opposed to cartoon) pandas.  They are getting ready for their annual Black and White Auction, which takes place on Saturday February 23rd, 2013.  Last year our cartoon “when pandas have potlucks” graced the program insert, and this year, they requested that I do something on the theme of “enrichment items” for pandas, or what we call, “Toys for Pandas

I just should not be allowed out into polite society.

I am such a dork.

I am such a dork.

Here’s the info on the auction, just in case you are in the neighborhood, or  want to bid from a distance:

Pandas International Hosts Its 13th Annual Chinese New Year’s Dinner

Pandas International will host its 13th Annual Chinese New Year’s Dinner and silent auction to benefit the Giant Pandas in China.  The dinner will be held in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, February 23, 2013. This year’s dinner will focus on purchasing enrichment items for all of the captive Giant Pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve in Sichuan, China. Enrichment items consist of jungle gyms; tire swings, and various other toys to keep the Giant Pandas of all ages active and healthy throughout their entire captive lifespan.  Pandas International relies on the donations from small businesses in order to make each year’s dinner a success.  They are extremely thankful for the help of Anne Belov and her whimsical Panda cartoons and for her help in designing their dinner programs for the second year in a row. For more information on attending or donation please e-mail Pandas International at info@pandasinternational.org.

Be the (generous) bear

and while you’re at it, buy my book

Bob T. Panda

What’s Black and White and Red All Over?

Book 1 of the Panda Chronicles! Learn about Bob as a young panda!

Well, duh.  (I can’t believe I used that lame joke!)  Have you gotten your copy yet?

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

It’s beginning to look a lot like pandas…..

I know that it is not even Halloweenie here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, but I thought you might like to know that our friends at Pandas International (real people supporting REALPandas) have selected one of my cartoons to grace their annual holiday card offering that you can get to send to all your many friends and relations, AND help pandas (real pandas, that is) at the same time!  How cool is that?

panda christmas

“why do I always get so kerfuffled when it comes to decorating for the holidays?”

Just think how happy your friends will when they open their mailbox and find an actual card from a real person instead of another bill or political announcement.  Pandas are standing by at Pandas International to take your call!

Thanks for Being the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

It’s beginning to look a lot like pandas…..

I know that it is not even Halloweenie here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, but I thought you might like to know that our friends at Pandas International (real people supporting REALPandas) have selected one of my cartoons to grace their annual holiday card offering that you can get to send to all your many friends and relations, AND help pandas (real pandas, that is) at the same time!  How cool is that?

panda christmas

“why do I always get so kerfuffled when it comes to decorating for the holidays?”

Just think how happy your friends will when they open their mailbox and find an actual card from a real person instead of another bill or political announcement.  Pandas are standing by at Pandas International to take your call!

Thanks for Being the Bear!

Bob T. Panda