Category Archives: Encore Presentation

It’s Fabulous Furry Friday!

Once again, Fabulous Furry Friday rolls around, to bring you encore presentations of previously shown ‘toons. Why do we do this? NOT because we are lazy and don’t want to write and draw 3 new cartoons a week. Oh No! Okay, not entirely for that reason. (We do have some other projects in the works, after all!)

But as hard as it is to believe, there are some people reading these ‘toons who have not been here from the beginning, and maybe they would like an introduction to all the pandas, who work at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire (Putting pandas to work since 2008)

Of course, you could buy all my books and then you’d be up to date, wouldn’t you???

You could say this group of ‘toons comes from the Don’t Say We didn’t Warn You division.

cat came back

Is it just my imagination or does Mittens look even more crazed than before?

what do you have to lose?

Mittens is really back.

The Great Escape

Of COURSE Pinky has a secret tunnel!

Resistance is futile

All Mei Xiang has to do it look stern and…

Pinky

Well, who did you THINK she would enlist in her final attempt to stop Mittens the cat?

Do NOT mess with Pinky and the Meihems!

do the right thing.

The Power of the Poof

day after

Remember the song “The Eve of Destruction”? That’s what today feels like.

Alas…it did not turn out as we hoped.

Resist, good pandas, resist!

Have a great and fabulous furry Friday, and try not to worry about…um…anything.

Panda On
Bob T Panda

We Want More Cake

Because who wouldn’t want more cake or in this case, more cartoons about cake and cuppycakes? I can’t think of any self respecting panda who wouldn’t be saying more cake! more frosting! under similar circumstances.

So let’s have more cartoons about more cake…

There must be cake!

pandas in the laboratory

Can you calibrate the cuppycake?

Last Supper, Cupcakes, DaVinci

Princess Pinky says, she is thankful for cuppycakes and da panda kindygarten and her magical wand!

inspector panda and cuppycake pushers

Inspector Panda says, “Know the signs of cuppycake dependency”

Legalize cake today! Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.

Escape! Come with me, little cake, so we can be alone together.

“Madame Babette sees all!: I see cake in my…er…your future!”

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And a Fabulous Furry Friday to Yoo Too!

Whew! It’s been a busy birthday season here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire! It is entirely possible that we’ve had about as many cuppycakes as we can stand (NO! There can NEVER be too many cuppycakes!) So, for this Fabulous Furry Friday we celebrate…

All things CUPPYCAKE!!!!!

Cuppycakes in art!

let there be cake!

31 days

Oh come on…hasn’t that ever happened to you? One minute there are two dozen cuppycakes just sitting there, and the next minute they’re gone?

another cartoon inspired by real news!

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

I have extra frosting!

can’t I have just one more cuppycake?

Well, that was fun! And when I searched for ‘toons about “cake” I found so many that we might have to do this again next week! So until then, remember to:

Stand on your cake
Defend your cake against mommee
Try not to get frosting on your fur.

Panda on and tune in for the next episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse! It’s getting really exciting, huh? Until then, here is a video of a bear playing the piano!

Bob T Panda

From one panda birthday to another!

It is almost time for Six and Sebben’s FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!! The second set of American born Panda Twins (from the pandas who brought you the Meihems!) are about to turn one year old! Huzzah! And in the panda birthday tradition that we started here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, we bring you a fabulous Furry Friday encore ‘toon presentation celebrating Six and Sebben!!!!

Bring on the panda birthday cakes!

hope

Panda Trek 2: The Next Generation

As I was looking for ‘toons for this week’s round up, I realized I had not done any of the twins until January of 2017. Partly, I’ve become a little superstitious, and not wanting to do ‘toons about baby pandas until I’m reasonably sure they are healthy, but mostly, I think because I was…um distracted. You know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, onward with the cute baby pandas.

little gift

The little gift that keeps on giving!

wished

Would it be such a bad thing?

rooster

It’s the year of the WUster!!!!

Summit

“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang

brave

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

magic

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

Twinkies 2.0

Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!

And now…we continue with our feature presentation...Being Endangered is such a Curse! (on Sunday, of course!) Stay tuned to this station!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

Pinky and Bubba’s birthday week continues!

There are sooooo many ‘toons about Pinky and sooooooo many ‘toons about Bubba (Pinky: AND PINKY!!!!!!) that I thought this Friday’s wrap up should be about…guess who!!!! Let the birthday week encore presentations continue! (While you catch your breath for the next exciting episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!!!)

One day is not enough! We demand a birthday WEEK!

But first, in honor of Mei Xiang’s delicate condition….

Mei Watch! My favorite show!

summer vacation

Mei is certainly ready for summer vacation, but maybe Bubba needs some summer duds!

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

Mommee Mei puts her foot down.

Complete with a flashback to the Meihem’s party just a few weeks ago…

Remember Pinky’s first birthday?

If you think that maybe elephants never forget, they have nothing on pandas.

Is this any way to treat our Nation’s most adorable icon?

The forces of Meihem are only barely in check.

Bubba’s first feature role!

What goes around, comes around…

March

Whats a protest without pandas?

Stay tuned for more episodes of Being Endangered is SUCH  a Curse, as well as next Fabulous Furry Friday’s tribute to the next US birthday bears, Six and Sebben! And if you’d like to read the whole stories that we’ve shared with you here, you can find most of them in Book 5: Pandapocalypse NOW!, Book 6: We R Endangered, and Book 7: Don’t call mee boo boo!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

It’s Today!

It’s Bubba’s actual birthday today, so we bring you one of my favorite ‘toons from Bubba’s first birthday!

“I flunked cake!!!!!!

birthday

Bubba flunks “cake”

Happy Birthday, Bubba Bear!
Bob T Panda

Let’s get ready for Bubba’s (Pinky: and PINKY’S!) Birthday Season!

Oh yes, it is panda birthday season now and it’s in full swing! But two of the stars of panda birthday season have birthdays in just a few more days. Last Friday we saw some of Pinky’s greatest moments and now it is Bubba’s turn!

But first, we have just returned from secret talks in an undisclosed location!

Can you guess where?

Oh Canada
We think you’re really swell
Meanwhile south of you
We are so ashamed
We’ve really gone to hell

Oh Canada
Your country’s very grand
The premier he fights
For diversity
A panda in each hand!

Oh Canada
Your Premier’s really cute
In a kilt he rocks,
Even on the beach,
And in a formal suit!

Oh Canada
We had a real good time
And now that global warming’s here
You make some real good wine!

Oh Canada
The US is a dump
We look longingly
Cross the border cause
You don’t have Donald Trump

But now, let’s get the birthday season rolling!

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

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

Feed me, Mama!

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

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

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

panda

As true today as it ever was…

Coffee tastes better in a Bubba mug…

You knew Mommee was going to get angry, didn’t you?

Of course, you can read ALL of Bubba’s (Pinky: and Pinky’s!!!!!) ‘toons in Book 7 of The Panda Chronicles: Don’t call mee boo boo!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Let’s catch our breath for a minute…

Oh my! Was anyone else having heart palpitations after that last episode of Being Endangered is Such a Curse? I know I was! I think Pinky was really, really, REALLY mad! But maybe today’s Fabulous Furry Friday roundup of classic Panda Chronicles cartoons will calm her down a bit and give everyone a chance to catch our breath and mebbee have a cuppycake. Because we are entering Pinky (and Bubba’s) birthday season, so now we get to revisit some of Pinky’s (and Bubba’s) greatest hits. Huzzah! And there are so many to choose from!!!!

Let’s get on with the show! Break time is over!

Pinky tests her powers…. This will always be one of my favorites!

And of course, who could forget when Pinky got her magical wand?

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear

oops.

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

Bao bao changes panda cub gender

Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

deleted footage from press conference

Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

It is really hard not to laugh at a misbehaving Pinky. I know, I know…I am a terrible influence on her! Okay, one more and then next week it is Bubba’s turn for the spotlight. (Pinky: well, Bubba needs me to help him!)

Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?

Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday for the next exciting episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!!! And next week’s Fabulous Furry Friday we will feature Bubba, okay?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

The Panda is Political

You know the saying, “The Personal is Political?” You can add to that “All Art is Political” because making art, at it’s core is a political act, no matter your subject matter. Some might even say subversive. If you don’t believe me, look up the paintings of Artimesia Ghentileschi and tell me these paintings don’t make a powerful political statement.

Not that I am putting panda satire, or even my serious paintings in the same technical class as Ghentileschi. But you know…just to make the point…

In celebration of our temporary victory on retaining healthcare for the many that gained access to it through the Affordable Care Act, I thought I’d share some of our more political ‘toons in this Friday’s round up.  Is it too much to hope that the R’s and D’s will now work together and make access to healthcare better and more affordable? I’m such an optimist.

But now, here are pandas at their most political!

Are you now, or have you ever been a panda?

political

Pinky’s career as a spokes panda and icon begins, with a different president.

Remember how it all began????

It is too much to BEAR!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Today is a good day to be the bear.

field

Just don’t call Bob a loser. He feels bad enough already.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

cat came back

Is it just my imagination or does Mittens look even more crazed than before?

I have to say, it’s a little frightening to see how close the satire comes to what has actually been happening.  Stay tuned, folks. I think the bumpy ride is far from over.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

 

Tomorrow is Mr. Wu’s Birthday

It’s almost here! The very Wu Self’s actual birthday and the party is just about to begin! There are piles of cuppycakes on the tables and Bai Yun is looking serene and radiant…at least till cousin Pinky gets there!

By the way, the story of my journey into panda satire is now a public page, so you can read and get caught up on all the pandas you need to know! Originally, this was given as a talk to the 2016 Panda Convention at the San Diego Zoo, called From Panapiphany to Princess Pinky.

But now, let’s revisit some of my favorite Wu ‘toons in preparation for his birthday tomorrow!

Don’t you love “rear shots” of baby pandas?

Whatever could be in the box the panda kindergarten is delivering to Mr. Wu?

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

“Up in the Air, Junior Pandas…”

Nothing like a snappy graphic to um…solve a problem!

May Day! May Day!

Mr wu’s cousin, da Sooperpanna, appears courtesy of Bruce Sebring, creator of the Sooperpanna Chronicles

Bet ya didn’t see this coming…or maybe you did.

I just had to include something with that provocative “rear panda view” you know!

If you enjoyed this Mr. Wu adventure story, there are more where that came from in The Panda Chronicles Book 4: The Book of Wu! You can find it here!

Princess Pinky and the Meihems (yes, and Bubba too) will return on sunday in their feature presentations, Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda