It’s Here! The Pinky Defense!

Well, it’s time for all Pinky, all the time! How is that different from the rest of the time, you may well ask. Um…I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure it is. Any way, stop interrupting me! I’m trying to get the word out that Pinky’s new book (book 8 of the Panda Chronicles) What does Pinky have to say about all this?

“Ebbryone Needs to CLAP LOUDER!!!!!”

That’s what Pinky would say. and now, to refresh your memory about just what is The Pinky Defense, here are a few ‘toons that are in the book:

pinky defense

Would YOU believe this panda?

pinky defense

Isn’t that the whole point of being presydent? Pinky.

lawyers

Maybe Mommee Mei might have some influence over Pinky…dream on!

NSA

Did you want to rephrase that last statement?

So run, don’t walk, and get your copy of The Panda Chronicles Book 8: The Pinky Defense!
Bob T Panda

Isn’t this just perfectly pinky?

And Now, From an Undisclosed Location …

It just wouldn’t do to have unauthorized persons (or pandas!) spy on the practice sessions that Team Panda is holding to make sure they are ready to go for the gold! The pandas have a long history (well, since 2008) of competing in the Olympics, and this year is no different.  And now, from an undisclosed location …

Team Panda Goes for the GOLD!!!!!!

Hey! What are you two doing up on top of the ski jump?

Interestingly enough, We just watched the movie about Eddie the Eagle, the young British man who was so fixated about competing in the winter olympics, that he, through great resolve and personal pain and difficulty, managed to train in ski jumping, and while he didn’t come close to winning, it was a very inspiring story about following a dream. It’s out on video, so watch it if you get the chance.

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

There seems to be some confusion on the Torch Bears

I know the clues were very subtle (only one of the Torch bears had visible eyelashes and there was only a tiny fragment of the Canadian flag) so it’s not particularly surprising that many people thought that Six and Sebben were the torch bears! They are much too small to go off around the world with out their mommee!

Hopefully, this toon will make things more clear!

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

On a sad note, I just discovered that one of my long time supporters and readers passed away on Christmas Eve.  Sandy was one of my first regular readers and commenters. She supported all of my Kickstarter projects, including the 2017 one to send me to China. I looked forward to her comments. she always had an appreciative and funny comment about my ‘toons.

I was devastated to learn she had been diagnosed with ALS (known as Lou Gherig’s disease) sometime in the summer. I know her family and friends will miss her warmth, her humor, her festive photos she took of her schnauzers for every holiday. It’s not fair and I don’t like this one bit. This is probably not the time to say that I have a list of people the world would not miss, but there it is. Sandy, from whatever plane you now exist, I hope you’ll shine some light on us and help us find our way. And I hope where ever you are, you are surrounded by pandas and maybe a terrier or two. Not to mention the actual Mehitabel.

This one was originally written for my friend Jude, but it is for Sandy too.

Panda on!

Bob T Panda

Fabulously Furry Friday

We need a good laugh. really, we do. Things keep going beyond the “now he’s really done it” stage.  I think tRump went beyond that “point” on the day he announced his candidacy.

Sigh.

I have not quit resisting, but right now, I think we need a few pandas to show us the way.

Viva Les Pandas!

Do NOT mess with Pinky and the Meihems!

do the right thing.

The Power of the Poof. Oh, if only!

day after

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

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

Um…I’ll try to be funnier next week.

Panda on!
Bob T panda

Okay, Now REALLY announcing the Torch Bears

Sorry for the false anticipation, for leading you on, leading you astray. Wait a minute! I’m proud to lead you astray, in a good pandy sort of way, of course! Today I am REALLY going to reveal who the Torch Bears for 2018 are! Honest! But first (OOOO! I KNEW she was going to do this!!!!) If you haven’t read my latest fractured fairy tale over on The Whidbey island Arts Council blog, you should do it NOW.

And now, without any further ado about nothing, Here are the TORCH BEARS!!!!

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Viva Les Pandas
Bob T Panda

Announcing: The 2018 Torch Bears

Move over Giant Panda Global Awards! THIS is where the money is! The Torch Bears ! The most coveted honor in all of Pandyland is to be selected as Torch Bears for the Panda Olympic Games! Needless to say, the competition is very fierce and there is ample opportunity for skullduggery!

I can hardly STAND the suspense! Tell us, won’t you please, who will be this year’s Torch Bears …

The Panda Olympics presents…

Okay…we are going to keep you in suspense just a little while longer! But never fear! We will tell you…um…sooner or later!

BTW, Did anyone watch Bebe Maurice’s debut yesterday? I believe Pinky has some serious competition in the attitude/icon department. Just saying.

Viva les Pandas
Bob T Panda

Cue the Torch Bears!

As we prepare to launch another stellar performance in the Panda Olympics, we have a few more encore antics from the Torch Bears! As you may recall from several years ago, the torch bears attempted to replace their torches with something that would look sort of “torchy” from a distance, because they had…um…sold the torches on eBay before they actually lit the Olympic flame.

Oopsie. That could have happened to anyone!!!!

But before we have a visit with the torch bears, here’s a link to my latest post for The Whidbey Island Arts Council. It’s a modern retelling of Cinderella, to get folks in the mood for an event on the island next week: The Bohemian Ball. The story is a bit long, but I hope you’ll read it and that you enjoy it! Cheers. And if you’re on or near Whidbey Island next Thursday, maybe you’ll put on your dancing shoes, fire up the magic carriage, and party like a panda! (Author’s disclosure: There are no pandas in this story, but there is a cat)

Now….Cue the Torch Bears!!!!

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next? Note: this ‘toon was written before Pinky poofed Po and the Meihems into becoming girls.

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

but now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Wait…what little Paris incident???…Oh…this one…

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Oh, those Torch bears!

In other VERY IMPORTANT news, the proof copy of The Pinky Defense is on it’s way, so I hope to be able to have My Pinky’s new book available by the end of the month. And remember, Mitten’s definitely does not want you to buy this book! You know what to do!

Viva Les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

You would think that Pinky would have figured out how to avoid Mommee Mei’s resolutions lists by now, but you would be mistaken. Fortunately, all she ever suggests for Bubba is that he chew his food well. Meanwhile, maybe Ping Ping will resolve to learn a few words in English, but on the other hand, I think he is very expressive, even with his limited vocabulary.

Pinky: “Why do I need resolutions when I’m already perfect?”
A fair question, indeed!

resolutions

Pinky: “rules are for other pandas.”

The files for the latest volume of The Panda Chronicles: The Pinky Defense are being reviewed even as we speak. After putting together 8 books of the cartoons, it finally seems (I say seems, because…) to be going smoothly, with no issues flagged by the printer, so I think it’s high time I reveal the cover, don’t you?

Thanks again to my Twitter friend from across the pond, @law_geek, for suggesting this title. The community of panda fans is awesome in the extreme!

Isn’t this just perfectly pinky?

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

What fresh heck is this? Pinky’s tax reform plan.

Here we are again! The New Year is still fresh and shiny, Pinky is plotting ways to win in all categories of the Global Panda Awards, an arctic freeze is blanketing the east coast, and way out west in the upper left hand corner, it is raining as usual. Is Pinky’s tax reform plan any worse than that of the Republicans? Only time will tell.

But just a reminder, if you have to cheat to win, it’s not really winning, is it?

I guess Pinky and the GOP have something in common, as much as it pains me to say…

BTW, progress is progressing on the next volume of The Panda Chronicles! I think on Wednesday we will reveal the cover in a sneak preview! Huzzah! Be sure to tune in on Wednesday!

Viva Le Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday: an Encore Presentation

I love fabulous Furry Friday and the encore presentation idea. Yes, it’s a way to post a third dose of panda satire, without having to do…um…any more work, but readers tell me they love it because it’s fun to see their favorite ‘toons again, while those who are new to the world of panda satire get a chance to get acquainted with the gang!

As this is a year when the Winter Olympics are being held, I thought we should take a couple of Fabulous Furry Friday look backs to Panda Olympics of years past.

Bring on the torch bears!

The first appearance of the Torch Bears!

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

but now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn????

Is that the twins I see before me? Don’t tell Lun Lun

Viva Le Pandas!
Bob T Panda