I know you want to just cut to the chase and go see what Pinky has up her paws to raise money for Pinky and her presidential campaign, but just bear with me a minute.
Oh. You can’t wait…read a few of my thoughts, it’s just but what is Pinky up to NOW, you want to know!
Oh, all right. Go ahead a look. I’ll be right here.
Are you back?
So I was listening the National Panda Radio the other day, and I heard a story about how paper is making a comeback. And it’s not just about books. There are recent studies that suggest that students retain more relevant information by writing, rather than typing on a laptop or tablet. Artist and writer Lynda Barry (now Dr. Lynda, thanks to a honorary doctorate from my alma mater The University of the Arts in Philadelphia) suggests that ideas and memories can be triggered and stimulated by the actual act of putting pencil to paper.
This is encouraging and validating for a luddite such as myself, who refuses to get a Waccom tablet to draw and paint digitally, and insists on drawing with pencil and india ink with a dip pen (a dip pen, for crying out loud!!!!) to bring you all the panda satire you can stand. Many is the day when I started a cartoon without an idea, but I would draw a nose, and then some ears, and before I knew it, pandas were doing stuff and it was funny!
Okay… Well, I thought it was funny.
Just in case you were wondering how Pinky came up with the idea to do this:
I’m sure there will be some consequences both for Pinky and myself.
See you next time!
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda