The Panda Voice

In my attempt to be not just a visual artist, but also a writer, one of the crucial concepts I have learned about, whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, is that of voice. Everybody has one, apparently. I think maybe it’s a little like listening to your own outgoing message on your answering machine. Is that me? Boy do I sound dorky!

In these pages and in my cartoons, I strive for the panda voice, of each individual panda (and cat!) character that I invent as I sit in my studio, drawing and chortling to myself, (quietly, or sometimes not so quietly.) I think I should give myself a big, furry paw pat on the back for achieving this goal, because of some of the comments that people share with me here and on Fezbook. You get me! You really get me!

Huzzah!

Mehitabel did NOT approve this cartoon.

Mehitabel did NOT approve this cartoon. I really did hear the story on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me

Let me also add that some of my faithful readers must be looking into their crystal binky balls, because some of their suggestions, fears, and suppositions are not far from some of the upcoming cartoons, which I have been working on ahead of my usual last minute schedule! You have been paying attention, so give yourselves a big, furry paw pat on the back, and then go have a cuppycake. You have embraced your inner panda!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda!

BTW I don’t want anyone to forget that today ends daylight losing time, and so I must include the panda kindergarten salute to Daylight savings time!

Fabulous Furry Friday KNOWS that this is one of your favorites!

Fabulous Furry Friday KNOWS that this is one of your favorites!

6 thoughts on “The Panda Voice

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      While Mehitabel got a bit huffy at your comment, the entire panda kindergarten broke out in cheers. Bob (wisely) remained silent, although he did kind of smile and hum a little to himself.

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  1. Vicky V

    I don’t think it will be cats driving anyone crazy at the Chronicles but rather a very cute young panda with a penchant for pink!
    Hope nobody got hurt springing back – or forwards.
    Our falling time is coming soon 🙂

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I think everyone got done springing back and falling forward and no serious injuries occurred, although Mehitabel’s tail got stepped on. Everyone is okay now.

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  2. Anna

    Of course it would make humans crazy to own a cat! After all, stupid humans do not realize that cats are not owned, they are served, and the purpose of the human is to cater to the cat’s every whim!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mehitabel wanted to comment on your comment: Well, I’m glad SOMEONE around here knows what is right and proper in regards to the treatment of cats. Really! Owning a cat? she should know better. Thank you, Anna for pointing out the error of her ways. And hurry that food, will you?

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What does your inner panda think?