Tag Archives: Mei Xiang

Hey! It’s Groundhog Day

For years, I’ve been thinking I needed to write a Groundhog Day ‘toon, and wouldn’t you know, I don’t start thinking about it until…you guessed it, Groundhog Day. This is also the day that I traditionally procrastinate sending out holiday cards until, and then don’t do that either. So sue me. No, don’t! Just kidding!!!! People ask me how I find the time to be an incredibly gifted painter, write hilarious cartoons, and wrestle 5 acres of Northwest woods into submission. The answer is, I don’t do a lot of things that I probably should do, like clean the house and wash the dishes on some sort of regular basis.

To this I say, do you want to have new cartoons to read each week, or would you rather be able to eat off my bathroom floor without contracting a vile disease or swallow a hairball?

I thought so. You’re welcome.

And it was ever thus….

Meihem, not Mayhem.

Well, they did hang their coats up.

If I have but one life to live, let me give it for a cuppycake.

And for all you brave souls who listened to HWMNBN’s SOTU address. Congratulations. You are far braver than I am. In truth, by this weekend, I will probably have watched it in tiny bits and pieces that I can endure without running out of the house screaming in terror. I am keeping informed, as best I can, but there are limits to my endurance. I call my Senators and Congressman regularly. I’m trying to bring light into the world through art and humor. And I’m going to watch as many panda videos as I can.

Viva les Pandas!
Buy my new book!
Bob T Panda

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?

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

Day 30: 31 Days of Pandas

Day 30????? Do you know what that means? There is only One. More. Day. of 31 Days of Pandas!!!!

How could it come to such an abrupt, bitter end? Where will we find the pandas we need and crave??? Um..Hey! it’s not like I’m going anywhere! Panda satire will be right here where you left it! Of course you could have your own 31 days of Pandas, or even 131 days of pandas if you had all of the Panda Chronicles books in your home library!!

Meanwhile, we intercepted several communiques from the inbox of Princess Pinky, who is hard at work (really? No, just kidding!) on her latest literary triumph, The Panda Chronicles Book 8: The Pinky Defense. We think it bears (!) careful study!

Dere Unka Jeroen

I should be listed in ebbry category. See dat dis doesn’t happen again.

Sincerely,
Princess Pinky Bao Bao
Dujiangyan, China
Vote early, vote often, vote PINKY!!!!
Sent from my MePhone, the choice of pandas everywhere.

To which she received this reply:

Dear Princess Pinky!
I hope the panda chronicles will ask all your fans to vote a lot for you!
Good luck!
Kind regards,

Jeroen Jacobs
Giant Panda Global

Sounds mighty suspicious, if you ask me! But now, let’s read some ‘toons! And because I love you, here is the ENTIRE story of Pinky, Bubba, and the Canadian Twins!

Bubba: but why should I be in trubble?

I’ll talk! I’ll talk!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

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

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

There may be political concussions!

See you in January back on our regular schedule, new ‘toons on Sunday and Wednesday, and encore presentations on Fake Facts Friday. You like it? I invented all those words!

#Resist!

Panda On
Bob T Panda

Day 24: 31 Days of Pandas celebrates Christmas Eve

Have yourself a pandy little Christmas…. Note baby Pinky riding with Santa!

Well, I know what one of my wishes is! How about you?

All I Want for Christmas…

31 days

Who didn’t have a sibling like Pinky?

Speaking of Pinky, I have a large number of photos of pandas that I use for my changing desktop display, and a series of them showing this week are of baby Pinky! One of my more skeptical friends says, how can you tell? Pandas  all look alike! But Pinky had a way about her from a very young age. It is a look that says, “wook at dat paw! dat is da mos’ bootiful paw dat ebber was!” She was a star and a cover girl from such an early age!

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

I love that one!

Bao Bao is unhappy

It is! it IS all about Pinky!

Keep Being the Bear!
Bob T Panda

And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for a BRAND NEW holiday ‘toon!  Huzzah!

 

Day 16: 31 Days of Pandas

Oh my, we are halfway through 31 Days of Pandas! Tomorrow we bring you the next installment of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations. I have to admit, it’s kind of a Cliff’s Notes of the 101 Dalmatians story, but I wanted to get it done by the end of the year so I could go into the new book, The Panda Chronicles Book 8: The Pinky Defense. Huzzah! Credit for the title goes to a friend in the twittersphere, who, as it happens, is a lawyer from across the pond. A fan of cats and pandas, she has joined the pandaratti on Twidder, as well as a member in good standing in the Pinky fan club.

There may be other pandas, but there will never be another Pinky! “Fank goodness,” says Bubba.

Taxes

Oppressive is a very fluid concept for Congress as they work on their so called #TaxPlan

And if you’re wondering why Six and Sebben are still appearing so small in the ‘toons, well, here’s why! Is this MY fault?

wished

Would it be such a bad thing?

Summit

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

story

I wouldn’t believe any of Pinky’s stories, Bubba!

Don’t you think it would be a good idea to read all the other books in the Panda Chronicle series before Book 8 comes out? Heh!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

The NSA Has Nothing on Pinky!

Remember when we were all freaked out about the news that the NSA was monitoring our phone calls and internet communications? Yeah…those seem like the good times now! Sad! But as Bubba is soon to find out, that the NSA is a piker when compared to the surveillance capabilities of Princess Pinky! And now she has gone undercover off camera as she has her crew of decorators comes in to give her quarters in Dujiangyan a little updating and sprucing up.

So she says!

There is no telling what Pinky is getting up to and no one knows that better than her adorable and easily manipulated little brother, Bubba. As I was drawing the next ‘toon, I realized that they are inspired, in large part, by none other than Lucy and Linus Van pelt, of Peanuts fame! Am I wrong? But in the meantime, remember….

Pinky knows where you live!!!!

NSA

Did you want to rephrase that last statement?

BTW, I have been given permission to post this notice about next years Panda Convention in PanDiego California! Final details are still be worked out as to pricing, but we wanted you to have the opportunity to save the date just in case you might could be in the vicinity of the Pandiego Zoo in early March of 2018!

See Mr. Wu!
Talk about pandas!
Hang out with other panda loving folks!
Rumor has it, Bob T Will be there!

Panda On
Bob T Panda

Job Growth for Lawyers : The Pinky Defense

I suppose you could say that the reign of King Don the first (and hopefully the last) did spike job growth in one sector of our economy: Lawyers! Hopefully they got high marks in their study of the Constitution, because it’s gonna come in real handy, as certain folks do their best to dismantle it. I think that the lawyers in this country have been getting a real work out. I just hope enough of them are on the side of justice, truth, beauty, and pandas.

It’s gonna be an interesting winter.

Fortunately, we have The Pinky Defense.

lawyers

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

Panda On
Bob T Panda

PS: Thanks all for being patient in waiting for replies to your comments last week. I had a great time at the workshop I assisted with/ took as a student. You’re never too old to learn some new tricks! I definitely learned some great ones form our esteemed teacher, Koo Schadler. Now I am back in the painting and panda central studio, where I belong. Hopefully my newfound skills in painting will give me more time to…draw pandas!

Not even Robert Mueller could fight The Pinky Defense

Lawyers are in the news lately! Indictments are coming down the pipeline! Who will be next? Could it be MITTENS?????? Alas, that one is probably farther down the line. and besides, he will claim it was Crooked Pinky’s fault! She is the puppet of Pootin! (Oh…you haven’t met Pootin yet? I think he may make an appearance soon.) No one can break The Pinky Defense!

No one, I tell you! The Pinky Defense wins every time!

pinky defense

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

Panda On!
Bob T (waiting for the next indictment) Panda

Hope you remembered to turn your clocks…um….oh, just go check your mePhone.

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

 

Pinky is in trouble … Again!

Oh that Pinky! Trouble seems to follow her like a long streamer of toilet paper stuck to her paw. She would not get in nearly so much rouble if it weren’t for the Meihems yanking her chain and egging her on! If only there was some rational….some defense that she could call on..

Well, we’ll think about it and get back to you on Wednesday.

In the meantime, there’s no trouble like Pinky trouble!

trouble…trouble…trouble…It starts with “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for Pinky!

Hmmm…maybe I need to do a pandacized version of The Music Man!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda