Well, all of you, except maybe for Pinky. I just have NO IDEA how she is going to take the emergence of this little charmer from France: the one, the only, the maximumly adorable Bebe` Maurice! If you have not seen him yet, feast your eyes of this video of Bebe` Maurice! (Editor’s note: the folks at Zoo Parc Beauval have NO IDEA that their little baby panda’s name is Bebe` Maurice, but we know better, don’t we?)
Well you’ve been waiting for him to make his debut appearance and now you must wait no longer! Huzzah!
Everyone who is a fan of Winnie the Pooh stand up and wave your hands in the air. Huzzah! Remember when Kanga and Roo, and then Tigger first came to live in the enchanted forest? “Why has he come, and when is he leaving?” were questions that were bandied about by Certain Intolerant Inhabitants of the forest. (italics courtesy of A A Milne) It’s not all that different at the panda house and I’m pretty sure you might have a very good idea who might feel that way.
Let’s look in at the Panda House to see who has arrived now…
Be careful Ping Ping! The Panda House might not be…um…completely safe.
I’m still working on adding all my trip notes and pictures to the site, but re-entry to the real world is taking longer, with more moving parts than I had planned for. Regardless, I hope to get some more posts and pictures posted on the Pandatastic Voyage page this week! Stay tuned!
I also used my entire back log of stored ‘toons while I was in China, so I am slowly starting to do an extra ‘toon here and there so that I am NEBBER late with your weekly ‘toons, because I’m just that kind of bear!
We’ll have more from Ping Ping later this week, as well as the exciting conclusion of A Halloween Carol, starring the junior pandas of the Panda Chronicles! Stay tuned!
Really, if I had known that you know who would still be president, that Puerto Rico would be devastated by a hurricane and that you know who would insult rather than help them, well, I might have remained in the panda kindergarten. But against my better judgement, I came home to all of the current events.
It was really kind of nice not being able to access Fezbook and Twidder. well, except I missed you all, so there you have it. I am still trying to get over jet lag, get my photos organized and all that, but I did get back in the studio today. Huzzah!
And against your better judgement, here are all of you! Huzzah!
…and I didn’t even bring you a lousy tee shirt! For those of you who supported my Kickstarter project to travel to China, you have been following along with my real time posts from the road. But if you aren’t part of that faithful contingent, don’t despair! I’ll be transferring my trip journal to these very pages, adding photographs and sketches that I did on the road, AND sharing the artwork that will be forthcoming as soon as I can escape the jet lag nap monster that has hit me hard since my return.
The time difference between the west/lefty coast of the US and China is 15 hours, with a skip and a jump across the international date line thrown in for good measure. I’m only beginning to go through my photographs, to sort out the travel documentary photos from the eventual art photos. I’ll also be writing some ‘toons about my travels, including today’s offering!
Let’s see what Bob has brought back from China! Huzzah!
Well, it’s better than a tee shirt, right?
Ping Ping is a real panda that I met at the Gengda Panda base. He was the sweetest little panda, and according to his nanny, the most gentle panda. We had a heartfelt squeaking conversation, after which, I fed him carrots and panda bread. It was the best day ebber!
And don’t worry! I won’t forget about Bubba, Pinky, the Meihems, Six and Sebben, Wu, and the rest of the panda Chronicles gang! Stay tuned!
It’s one of those things that most lovers of all things panda have a bit of a hard time with: We don’t own our pandas, we only rent them. America has not owned their resident pandas since the Nixon Pandas came to live here in 1972. And not only that, any panda cubs born here still belong to China and these pandas return to China any time after they are two years old. Well, return is not really correct, since they were born here, but that’s how it’s thought of in the panda procurement department.
As much as we’d like to keep all of our American born pandas, it’s just not gonna happen, so save your petition writing for your Congressperson.
A panda can dream though…
But some pandas go both ways!
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as I share my adventures with real, actual pandas!
Whew! It’s been a busy birthday season here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire! It is entirely possible that we’ve had about as many cuppycakes as we can stand (NO! There can NEVER be too many cuppycakes!) So, for this Fabulous Furry Friday we celebrate…
All things CUPPYCAKE!!!!!
Cuppycakes in art!
let there be cake!
Oh come on…hasn’t that ever happened to you? One minute there are two dozen cuppycakes just sitting there, and the next minute they’re gone?
another cartoon inspired by real news!
Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story
I have extra frosting!
can’t I have just one more cuppycake?
Well, that was fun! And when I searched for ‘toons about “cake” I found so many that we might have to do this again next week! So until then, remember to:
Stand on your cake
Defend your cake against mommee
Try not to get frosting on your fur.
Panda on and tune in for the next episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse! It’s getting really exciting, huh? Until then, here is a video of a bear playing the piano!
Oh my! Was anyone else having heart palpitations after that last episode of Being Endangered is Such a Curse? I know I was! I think Pinky was really, really, REALLY mad! But maybe today’s Fabulous Furry Friday roundup of classic Panda Chronicles cartoons will calm her down a bit and give everyone a chance to catch our breath and mebbee have a cuppycake. Because we are entering Pinky (and Bubba’s) birthday season, so now we get to revisit some of Pinky’s (and Bubba’s) greatest hits. Huzzah! And there are so many to choose from!!!!
Let’s get on with the show! Break time is over!
Pinky tests her powers…. This will always be one of my favorites!
And of course, who could forget when Pinky got her magical wand?
Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…
Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!
Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.
You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….
Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.
Never say “No” to a Pinky!
It is really hard not to laugh at a misbehaving Pinky. I know, I know…I am a terrible influence on her! Okay, one more and then next week it is Bubba’s turn for the spotlight. (Pinky: well, Bubba needs me to help him!)
Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?
Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday for the next exciting episode of Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!!! And next week’s Fabulous Furry Friday we will feature Bubba, okay?
Huzzah! It is time for the birthday season of our very own Wu Self, that paragon of pandas, that handsome hunk of hubba hubba, that fabulously furry fuzzbutt…
Ahem… It is hard not to get excited about Mr. Wu. He was the first actual panda that made a name for himself here at The Panda Chronicles and he captured the hearts of people all around the globe, especially after his record breaking well cubby check up videohit the airwaves.
So, without further ado, let us kick off the Wu’ Self’s birthday season with some classic Wu ‘toons!
“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”
And I bet you are happy to see that Little Mr. Wu is safe and sound!
“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “
Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!
An explorer’s work is never done.
Mister Wu and his new friends.
“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”
Stay tuned for more from Mr. Wu next week, but don’t forget on Sunday we return with the next episode of “Being Endangered is Such a Curse” starring you know who!
I can hardly focus my mind on pandas, what with various members of a certain family claiming innocence because something turned out to be nothing, when reallywhat matters is that you thought it was something! And so begins our tale …
But first! Last week I had a visit from my previously unmet-in-real-life friends from the other side of the globe. Despite several flight cancellations just in order to get here, they finally arrived and what a wonderful time we had! Let’s just say that cuppycakes and PIE were involved!
Did someone say cuppycakes?
While normally, I try to promote blogs that I find interesting or are written by people I know, I must tell you that you should definitely NOT read this post about making two lonely little cuppycakes and you most definitely should NOT make this little bite size batch of peanut butter frosting and if you DID make this petit batch of peanut butter frosting, you should definitely not add a little bit of dark cocoa powder OR eat the whole thing with a spoon.
Ahem…or whip up a batch with no intention of putting it on a cuppycake…
but now, so begins our tale ….
We call our liddle tale, “Being Endangered is Such a Curse!”
Yes, it’s another YBOP Fractured Fable! Huzzah. And like many fairy tales, there are wicked…um…witches, and fair maidens, not to mention a gallant prince who saves the day. And of course, everyone is a panda, more or less.