I can’t believe I have never (at least not to my recollection) done an April Fool’s day cartoon. Obviously, the panda kindergarten is custom made for this day. I would be an April Fool not to take advantage of the confluence of zeitgeist. Or something like that. So to make up for the lack of specifically April Tom foolery, I shall have a Fabulous Furry Friday of cartoons where the young panda set makes a fool of Bob!
I should have lots to choose from!!!!
Do we have to count panda adoption fees?
Trick or Trick!!!!!!!
Ah, fall…or something…is in the air! Hey! Is this one of those poor joke cartoons?
The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?
Huzzah! it’s the year of the Dragon!
Nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to straighten up the panda kindergarten.
What do you mean by “was?”
And don’t forget, you have until TOMORROW to take advantage of my one week sale on Books 1-6! Check it out HERE!
Oh my and golly gee whiz! What are those 3 pandas going to get up to in today’s episode? If you are just tuning in and missed Episode1on Sunday, you better read it here first, so you are right up to date with the rest of us. Okay? Are you caught up with the rest of the class? How about your math homework? And um…about that essay for civics and social studies? Did you do that?
Oh what the heck! Let’s forget about all that and go straight to the cartoon!
What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…
Are you in suspense yet?
I want to give another big shout out to all the attendees of this year’s PandAtlanta Convention! It was so great to see previous acquaintances and friends in the fur, as well as meet some people that I only know here in cyberspace. I must say, that panda lovers definitely put the social in social media! As soon as I get some pictures downloaded to my computer, I’ll share some of them here! But for now, here’s a picture of a new panda friend’s complete pandification of her office!
Used by permission. The complete panda office!
Stay tuned on Sunday for the next episode of KittySue and the Three Pandas! And remember, if you are behind in your Panda Chronicles collection of books, Books 1-6 are on sale through Sunday! We’re not April Foolin!
We are starting a NEW Story this week! Huzzah! It is another of my fractured retellings of a very old and familiar story, with my own little pandy twist to it! Bwahahahahaha!
But first, I must report about PandAlanta fest, which took place last weekend at the Atlanta Zoo! A fabulous time was had by all, including the stars of the weekend, Six and Sebben, those delightful little pandas residing at the zoo with their parents. In addition to the warm up act (me!!!) we had a fabulous presentation from the folks at PDX Wildlife, who study – of all things – PANDAS!!!! What? You were expecting naked mole rats? Any way, they shared lots of pictures and told us about their research. Expect to see more about them here as not only are they doing important work for panda conservation, they were really nice people too!
But now! The Panda Chronicles presents, the latest in our long line of literary abominations, KittySue and the Three Pandas!!!!
This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!
Book 7: Don’t Call Mee Boo Boo, has been getting a resounding welcome out there in the pandasphere and to thank you, we are offering a sale on all the earlier books in the Panda Chronicle Series, in case your library is not all stocked up on the earlier titles! You can find links to all the books here.
But don’t delay! These prices will go back up to list price on Saturday, April 1st, so don’t delay! No Foolin’!!!
And in case you were wondering what I was up to last weekend at panda fest….
Pinky and Bubba have gotten so much attention recently, so I thought we would give Bob and Mehitabel a chance to shine in today’s edition of Fabulous Furry Friday! Put your paws together and give a big Panda Chronicles welcome for this encore presentation, featuring our favorite cartoon panda! (and cat. Don’t forget the cat.)
Let Bob Speak!!!!!
The Life of PIE….get it? *chortle chortle*
And here are some very early Bob ‘toons!
bears in the air…
Pandas have a better idea…
notice the stylish design….
please have your tray table in their upright position for take-off…
…and most of all, don’t panic.
see, doesn’t this look just like British Airways’ new paint job?
I rest my case.
All My Pandas……
Everything I know
Pandas have long been active in literary pursuits
Have a happy weekend, everyone. Monday you can go back to worrying about the downfall of Democracy as we know it.
Controversy continues to swirl around the question of conflict of interest in the Executive Branch of the government. It’s been a long time since my civics and government classes in high school (never you mind HOW long) but I don’t remember the chapter titled: Using the Presidency to Get Rich – A guide to better living through self promotion. I’m pretty sure that kind of behavior is banned in government. Press secretary and presidential councilor product pimping comes to mind, for example.
Sooner or later a line is going to be crossed. Um…who am I kidding. So many lines have already been crossed with no consequences whatsoever. I would have been sent to my room with a stern lecture at least 20 scandals ago. But buy my books anyway.
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!
I can’t believe I’ve never done a St. Patrick’s Day cartoon with the pandas. On a trip to Pittsburgh a few years ago, I was reminded what a big deal it is there, and on my recent trip last month, indeed, there were already green frosting decorated cookies in the grocery store. Oddly enough, I resisted (although I definitely did NOT resist cuppycakes!) So that leaves me with the dilemma of what ‘toons to share for this Fabulous Furry Friday …
How about a little Meihem????
Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!
Sweet dreams, little bears!
One of the little known wonders of the world.
Pandas are standing by to take your calls!
Still one of my favorites…”How does you spell ‘hostage?” “
The first appearance of the twinkies on The Panda Chronicles
And who can forget the first time we learned that Lun Lun had twins?
Did you know that pandas are under contract to live at zoo’s around the world? Well, they also have a contract here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire. I bet you didn’t know that, and guess who is in charge of the contract process?
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Who hired Pinky to do this?
On other business, I wanted to update you all on my project to raise money for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Congratulations to us all. We raised just over $2000 for these worthy organizations. I’m still sending out the last few ‘toons with sketches. We will definitely do this again! Thank you so much for supporting these causes. The fight is not over by a long shot.
As an added benefit to me, I had some great email exchanges with those who donated and feel like I’ve made more real personal connections with some of you, including some I had not met or talked to before. This is one of the truly magic thing about this thing we do here. Rather than the world becoming more impersonal, I am making new friends all over the world.
To be completely honest (unlike certain politicians I could name, but won’t, since they’re all lawyers) I didn’t plan for this cartoon to be scheduled right after the **New Improved** (NOT!!!!) Affordable Care Act substitution proposal was announced. It just worked out that way. I’m not going to go into a rant here (okay maybe just the teeniest, tiniest cute rant) because you can go read all the details in the news or on Twidder and FezBook. Let’s just say that it is not a whole lot better than what’s coming up in today’s ‘toon.
We might already be tired of how great everything is becoming.
How easy is it going to be to stay healthy with no EPA or food safety regulations? Asking for a friend.
Hey! Guess what’s coming up this Sunday morning in the teeny tiny hours when all good little pandas are asleep? That’s right! It’s time to Spring Forward…um…or is that Spring Back? I can never remember! whatever it is, I can pretty much guarantee that I will either be an hour early or an hour late for yoga on Sunday morning!
So let’s start our Fabulous Furry Friday encore presentation with this classic of panda satire!!!!
spring back, fall forward?
And if it’s time to turn the clock forward, it means we are nearing the end of the annual Panda Scout cookie Sale!
On my honor, I will try…to eat as many cookies as I possibly can….
And that means, Easter is right around the corner…
What’s Black and White and carries cuppycakes in a basket?