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Day 29: 31 Days of Pandas

Before there was Pinky, there was…the panda kindergarten!!

Oh me, oh my! The pandasphere is buzzing tonight! will Pinky win her division in the Global Giant Pandy Awards? Did Bubba get what he wanted for CrispMoss? What will happen when Pinky, the Meihems, Wu, and all the rest get home from their adventure? Will EVERYONE get grounded?

I guess you’ll have to tune in on Sunday for the conclusion of our story!

But in the meantime (and for the next few days) it’s STILL 31 Days of Pandas time!!!!

What could be more scottish than Pandas?

And it’s never too early to start getting ready for New Year’s Eve!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

cartoon soap opera

I’m not a doctor, but I play one on television.

You say sumi-e, I say Tsunami

You left the panda kindergarten alone with my house?

sugar plum pandas

It wouldn’t be CrispMoss without…

sugar plum pandas

…The Dance of the Sugar Plum Pandas!

Hope you have enjoyed our trip down panda-satire-memory lane!
Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 28: 31 Days of Pandas

Only four more days of pandas! Oh my! But never fear, we will still be here when the clock chimes midnight on the 31st, with new ‘toons for the New Year! Huzzah! Before long, the resolutionists* will be clogging up my yoga class (*people who resolve to start going to yoga again, after 9 months or more of not showing up), crowding the vegetable and health food aisles at the grocery store and leaving the cookie aisle vacant. (Bwahahaha! More for me!!!!)

So here are the things that I resolve for the new year:

  1. Eat more frosting. There is no reason not to if we are all going to die in a nuclear apocalypse; our healthcare is gone, as is all government support for those in need.
  2. Resist  evil where ever it lifts it’s ugly head.
  3. Eat more frosting.
  4. Keep drawing pandas, and letting them speak their minds.
  5. Eat more…um…frosting.
  6. Get to yoga on time so a resolutionist does not take my spot.
  7. Eat more….you guessed it! Frosting!!!!!!

The panda kindergaten knows where you live.

social media for pandas

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

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

annoyed moviegoer allegedly shoots two for texting in movietheater

Don’t try this at home….

The countdown to the New Year has begun! And not a moment too soon!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

The next episode! 101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

We are getting down to the end of the year, to the end of 31 Days of Pandas (SAD!!!!!!) and hopefully the end of the tRump reign of terror. Well, I might be jumping the gun on that one. Remember, it took 2 whole years to build the case against Nixon. Have faith, panda fans! After all, Mr. Mueller belongs to society of people named BOB, and that is exalted company indeed! Heh!

So, without further ado, let’s watch the next episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

How about that! Pinky DID save the day!

We hope you’ll come back for three more days of encore presentations for 31 Days of Pandas and then Sunday we’ll have the final episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations! Huzzah! Let’s put our paws together and make a wish for a kinder, gentler world. Yeah, yeah, I know. Well, at least let’s resolve to watch more panda videos. Here’s one of my favorites of pandas being ESPECIALLY helpful! Enjoy!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 26: 31 Days of Pandas

It’s Boxing Day, which is the day that, by tradition, Pandas all sit in boxes! Interestingly enough, cats like to sit in boxes too, which is why pandas are also referred to as “bear cats.” Um…you might want to check some other sources, as science is not my forte. (neither is math, just so you know.)

Meanwhile, It’s time to share more pandas from the archives for 31 Days of Pandas!

Huzzah! Sometimes it’s also about cats!

The irony of Mehitabel criticizing Pooh Bear for his wardrobe, does not escape me.

I’m not sure Mehitabel has anything to talk about.

…except when it is about Pinky.

Can you believe those Meihems? blaming everything on Pinky?

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

And this is where we were at, at the end of 2015!!!!

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Panda On!
Don’t let us down, Mr. Mueller!
Bob T Panda

Episode 10: 101 Bebe Panda-Nations

And a Merry Christmas to you all!

My Saturday routine, for sometime, is to head up to my panda studio while still wearing my PJ’s, coffee in paw, and listen to NPR while I work on the weeks cartoons, by this time in the week, finishing up inking the previously penciled pages.

I was surprised this morning to hear a broadcast of The Vinyl Cafe, which was the last recorded and previously un-aired Christmas show, shortly before the show’s creator, Stuart McLean passed away from cancer. Stuart  was headed for treatment, but instead, he died within a very short time after this show was recorded. I started to tear up as I heard his voice, still so strong and full of life. His stories always made me smile. Sometimes they made me cry. His storytelling shoes are large. They will not be filled by me, but maybe someday someone will be able to, if not fill them, then walk beside them.

Telling stories is an important part of our lives. Sometimes stories are true. Sometimes we wish they were. We tell stories about the places we live, and the people we know there; the people we admire; the people we fear. We tell stories of the things people do, both the good things and the not so good. We’ve had a bit too much of the latter in the past few years. But there are so many people doing good things, even if they are drowned out in the news by the evil that some human beings inflict on others.

I hope that my stories of pandas bring light into your life. They make me happy to write and draw. I love every one of these pandas. I guess they are my imaginary friends. You can never have too many friends, imaginary or otherwise.

Peace and Pandas to us all…

Will Pinky save the day?

Panda On
Bob T Panda
#Resist

Day 23: 31 Days of Pandas

Wowee! We are already up to day 23 of 31 Days of Pandas!

It’s really tempting to want to focus on the ‘toons of last year so that we can keep the pain and horror of the events of the last 12 months alive, but somehow, I need some kinder and gentler pandas today.

Well, until Monday when the cubbies sing their straight from the hip version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Bears for you all. 

I hope you enjoyed our encore production of It’s a Wunderful Life, starring the Wu Self and Bee, the bear, my favorite holiday classic! Tomorrow we return to 101 Bebe Panda-Nations for another episode!  Meanwhile, let’s spin the dial of the panda way-back machine and see what ‘toons pop up! Welcome to some new readers who found us by way of Twidder. We hope that they have a wonderful time rummaging through the archives and catching up with panda satire history!

Should Pandas pay their own way?

Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!!!

We should note that they really don’t let you do this anymore. I wonder why.

Inspired by my discovery of the San Diego Zoo website!

Keep being the bear! And tomorrow is Crispmoss Eve! Huzzah! let’s have cookies!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 22: 31 Days of Pandas

The Global Panda Awards are happening!

It’s true! This is a real thing! You can vote for your favorite pandas all around the world!
(Pinky: vote for pinky!!!!!!)
Ahem!

In honor of the Global Panda Awards, I have unearthed some toons written a few years ago when Pinky…um…campaigned heavily for several all of the awards that year. Enjoy!

Introducing Princess Dumpling

Wait a minute…triplets??????

Don’t tell me you’re surprised.

There’s still more 31 Days of Pandas to go and I have a special treat for you on Christmas! A fun sing along that will DELIGHT your most conservative relatives! And when I say “delight”, I mean make them stomp off without having dessert so you can have TWO pieces of pie! If I’m going down, I’m going down laughing.

Meanwhile, Vote early, vote often, VOTE PINKY!!!!!!!

Panda on at all costs!
Bob T Panda

101 Bebe Panda-Nations Episode 8

Oh my! It is getting so exciting now! I can hardly stand the tension!

Let’s not have anymore delay! Here is the next episode of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations!

Where is Babette taking them?

Celebrating six years of 31 Days of Pandas!!!

Panda on (as best we can!)
Bob T Panda

 

 

 

Day 12: 31 Days of Pandas

We’re not even halfway through the month, so there are many more pandas to come!

This is a good thing, because we need LOTS of distractions this month. Between the disaster tax bill (email or call your Congress folks and ask them to vote NO!!!) the slide into the darkest days of the year, and all the craziness in the news, we need all the laughs we can get.

On top of all the nonsense coming out of our nations capitol, recent news of the illness of one of my long time panda fans and supporters has been on my mind. ALS is a devastating disease for which there is no cure. If it seems strange to be concerned about someone I’ve never met in real life, consider this: the people who read my ‘toons here and in books, and who frequently comment here or in conversations on Twidder and Fezbook, have become real to me. They have become real friends.

I’ve gotten to know them through our conversations in these cyber meeting places. They share pictures and stories of their lives. They cheer me on in my various Kickstarter projects. They have embraced these funny panda characters that have sprung forth from my head and they believe in them. They believe in me.  I am so very honored and grateful that you come here and tell me that the day’s ‘toon lifted your spirits, or made you sad, or pushed you to the edge of your seat in anticipation of the next episode.

So, Sandy H, if you are reading today’s post, please know that I have been grateful for the time you’ve been with me. I’m glad you have your family and puppies close at hand to see you through this. You will be missed.

Meanwhile, Let’s Get Some Pandas Out Here…

episode 14

episode 15

…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!

Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations! Huzzah!

Bee, the Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Day 11: 31 Days of Pandas!

No time for commentary today. (Don’t all cheer at once!) but here are todays pandas!

episode 10

episode 11

episode 13

episode 14

Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of Bears Under the Big Top!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda