Category Archives: Baby pandas

A New Feature Story for 31 Days of Pandas

Yes, that’s right! We are approaching 31 Days of Pandas, a Panda Chronicles tradition since…um..well, I can’t remember when I started it. As with recent years past, I have a bit too much on my plate  to bring you a new ‘toon every day, but just think of it as Fabulous Furry Friday EVERYDAY!!!!

I’ll still be posting new ‘toons on Sunday and Wednesday, as per usual, but on other days, I will share some of my favorites from the archives, and I think many of them are appropriate to the season. And who knows. I may be able to pop out an extra new ‘toon to two here and there.

There are so many new readers who haven’t yet become inundated acquainted with all the characters and story lines, so this is a good chance for you to catch up! It’s also a good time to remind you that Panda Chronicles books make the best Holiday presents! 

But without further ado, here is the introduction and first installment of our newest feature presentation, the worldwide intergalactic third house from the corner premiere of:  101 BeBe Panda-Nation!

Wait…who did you say is the star?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

BTW, you may have been hearing all this stuff about Net Neutrality and how it might go away. WTF is that, you might ask? Net Neutrality helps to ensure that little guys (like me) have as much access to the cyber waves as folks like…say…Facebook. If you think a level playing field is a GOOD thing, consider dropping your representative in Congress and the chairman of the FCC a line and tell them so.

And Now, the Moment You’ve ALL Been Waiting For!

Well, all of you, except maybe for Pinky. I just have NO IDEA how she is going to take the emergence of this little charmer from France: the one, the only, the maximumly adorable Bebe` Maurice! If you have not seen him yet, feast your eyes of this video of Bebe` Maurice! (Editor’s note: the folks at Zoo Parc Beauval have NO IDEA that their little baby panda’s name is Bebe` Maurice, but we know better, don’t we?)

Well you’ve been waiting for him to make his debut appearance and now you must wait no longer! Huzzah!

Zank hebben…for leettle bears!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Our Story Continues

Let’s just get right to it, as our story continues …Pinky, Meihem, Bubba…What could possibly go wrong?

Why isn’t everything all about Pinky?

our story continues

Ruh Roh…

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Mei Watch and the Pitter Patter of Little Paws

Oh, it is that time again! The first cubbies (twins!) have been born at a zoo in China and the Smithsonian just announced in their email that Mei Xiang has entered the Panda Season of Love! And now it is baby panda season!!!!

To celebrate, let’s revisit some classic toons about baby pandas, but first… Mei Watch!

Soooo….you are saying no pandas in bikinis?

#6 is getting ready to make his move!

Huzzah!….ooops.

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

Stay tuned for more Mei Watch news (however we will not be posting videos such as the 2012 video at the Pan Diego Zoo!) as it becomes available.

Pseudo thumbs crossed!

Panda On!
Bob t Panda

Have a fabulous furry Friday!

It’s worth a mention here, that my secret password only page about the China trip won’t go live until June 7th, when I launch my Kickstarter campaign. If anyone here wants a sneak peak at the campaign, send me a message on the contact page, and I’ll send you the preview link. You won’t be able to pledge yet, but you can see what the project is about and what the rewards are!

Twinkies 2.0

Lun Lun is now the reigning Hero Mom Rock Star of the U.S. pandas, bypassing previous record holder Bai Yun of San Diego by the – some would say nefarious dirty trick- of having not one, but TWO sets of twins, for a seven cubby total lifetime achievement award!  I never got to actually meet the Meihems, Well, we are not going to let that happen again, so I have made plans to meet the Twinkles 2.0 this very month! Stay tuned for a report, but in the meantime…

Here’s how they are preparing to meet their most ardent fans!

Twinkies 2.0

Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!

As you may know (because I’ve been shamelessly promoting it) my new book is out and people are actually buying it! Don’t get left out of the panda fun! Get your copy of The Panda Chronicles Book 7: don’t call mee boo boo! NOW! Thank you for your support!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Bunny Magic

Recently I made the discovery that ALL baby pandas get their own personal stuffed bunny during their naming day parties. Okay. Maybe I didn’t “discover” this fact, as much as…um…make it up. An alternative fact for the good of all baby pandas everywhere. I’m not sure whether all the bunnies are magic or not. They certainly seem to be, but whether this is the result of magic wand intervention, or whether the the bunnies are magic from the beginning. Hopefully, all will be revealed in the fullness of time. Or something like that. After all, Mr. Wu had magical bunny slippers in The Wizard of Wu. (An exclusive feature length story that appears in The Book of Wu) 

The question remains: should baby pandas be given magical wands?

magic

Baby pandas need their own magic bunnies to look out for them. We R endangered, you know.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for updates about the availability of The Panda Chronicles Book7! Coming soon!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Brave New Pandas

Okay. Laugh if you want, but there really is a panda convention. And no, we don’t ALL dress up like pandas. But if there is one thing panda fans love, it’s going to visit actual pandas, and talking  about pandas. Do we know how to have a good time or what? Of course, if you are here reading these ‘toons, chances are you are one of those people who stalk pandas at every given opportunity! Be brave and admit it. It’s okay, you’re among friends here.

And of course, there will be cuppycakes, right, Leslie?

brave

Oh, brave new world, with such pandas in it!

Update on the next collection of the Panda Chronicles: I finally successfully uploaded the files (yay!) …always the most stressful part. Now I’m waiting for them to approve my files so I can order a hard copy proof! Stay tuned for a cover reveal next week! Huzzah!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

What if we wished …

What if we wished on the moon…do you think it might happen then? In Pandamorphosis, the cat wishes on the moon that she would be loved as much as the pandas were. It didn’t quite turn out the way she planned, now did it?

So, if Lun Lun wished that her girls would always be as sweet as they are now…

wished

Would it be such a bad thing?

Well, it COULD happen like that.

Panda On
Bob T Panda

What could it hurt?

Baby Panda Season

What better distraction is there to world events, the 2016 presidential election, and the lack of cake at my house, than BABY PANDA SEASON ??????? Pandas are popping out all over, and while we wait to see if Lun Lun (mom of the Meihems) or Lady MacBear of Edinburgh are going to gift us with bouncing baby pandas, we must be satisfied with reports and pictures of panda kiddies in China and Belgium.

So to celebrate Baby Panda Season, we here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire and Fabulous Furry Friday bring you some of our favorite cartoons about….baby pandas! (What? you thought it was going to be about the gross national product forecasts or the effect on global economies if Britain leaves the EU?)

"Howdy do! I'm Mr. Wu! Who are you?"

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

And then just one year later, Meihem ensued!

Oh, those southern Belle pandas!

Oh, those southern Belle pandas!

And then along came PINKY!

Such a little darling! How could her big brother resist spoiling her?

Such a little darling! How could her big brother resist spoiling her?

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Princess Pinky is drawing a line in the sandbox. Even as a baby, she was a force to be reckoned with.

But then we had no new baby pandas till 10 months ago when Pinky’s little brother Bubba arrived…although that event was a mixed blessing…

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

One of Mei Xiang’s twin cubs did not survive, and Pinky dealt with the loss as only Pinky can…

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

I love Pinky’s resilience! But we would not be doing our job here if we did not include one of my favorite baby Bubba ‘toons.

Bubba's first feature role!

Bubba’s first feature role!

He's small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

I hope we have distracted you sufficiently from the trials and turmoil of the real world.
Be the Bear, everyone!
Bob T Panda

 

 

And you thought Pinky had reformed

Tell me you didn’t fall for that adorable little tear-stained face, turned up to Mommee, saying, “oh no, mommee. pinky will never do that again.”

And you thought Pinky had reformed…

Really, Pinky....It's not nice to tease your little brother.

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

I know I shouldn’t do that, but excited/angry/scared pandas are so much fun to draw.
My bad.

Be the bear,
Bob T Panda

On the Evening of Friday the 13th: While running errands in my car this afternoon, I heard the horrific news from Paris. It makes me so sad to know that there is so much intolerance and hatred in the world. To the people of Paris, you are living through what some of us only experience in nightmares. I wish for peace and an end to violence. It feels strange to inhabit my insular little world filled with pandas while you are under attack. The only thing I know how to do is to continue attempting to bring beauty and laughter to the world. Be the bear.

We R All Endangered.

...we will always have Paris....

…we will always have Paris….

According to the inestimable Janet Reid it is “Party with Your Bear” day tomorrow. I’m sure she wouldn’t make that up. Pass the cuppycakes.