Anne Belov paints, writes, makes prints, and is the founder of The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire. You can find her paintings at the Rob Schouten Gallery and Fountainhead Gallery, her cartoons on The Panda Chronicles, and her new book here. She also writes regularly for The Whidbey Life Magazine, a free journal of art and culture on Whidbey Island. Her main regret in life is that there is no MacArthur Grant for Panda Satire.
How the heck did THAT happen? I turn my back for one minute and suddenly, February is almost over. I mean, I KNOW it is the shortest month and everything, but is it really supposed to be THIS short????
But since time in Pandyland is somewhat…shall we say…flexible, we will soon have the Panda Kindergarten presentation for this year’s Lunar New Year Celebration (Which was cancelled the last two years because snakes and rats!!!) I can’t wait to see what the little darlings have up their paws, under the inestimable guidance of the leader of the Pandy Kindy, Bob T Panda!
But now, with no further ado….heeeeeeere’s Bikkie!
So many dolts, so little time! It is hard to imagine how the junior senator from Texas thought it was in ANY way appropriate to go jetting off to Cancun while most of his state was
B) without electricity or natural gas
C) without water, drinkable or otherwise.
His pathetic excuse of an apology tour on right wing propaganda “news” shows, demonstrates just how completely clueless he is. And this on the heels of his aiding and abetting The Big Lie, which contributed to Mittens attempt at armed insurrection. I’m sure there will have to be a ‘toon about this, but meanwhile…
Minch McTurtle attempts to have it both ways…
Two headed, two faced…why is he still here?
I’m glad most of my Texas friends have checked in to let me know there are okay. Please feel free to chime in in the comments. I know that there are more of you out there in Pandyland.
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda
NOOZFLASH!!! Frank says thiswas definitely NOT HIM!!!!
This happens to me all the time. I’ll be doing something or reading stuff on Twidder or Fezbook, and I’ll get a great idea for Sunday’s encore presentation of ‘toons. Then I get on the computer and I realize I’ve completely forgotten my very good, perfect, incredibly brilliant idea for Sunday’s post.
I am a bear of very little brain…
Oh! I just remembered one thing (the bear of little brain having jogged my memory): There have been new reports and camera sightings of the albino panda that has been seen in China! We did a ‘toon about him/her when they were first seen on camera in 2019.
I’m not a snowflake. You are a snowflake!
Which leads me to thinking about the injustice of wildlife cameras spying on pandas!
The secret lives of the wild panda!
And not only wild pandas are being spied on…
What’s that blinking red light over there?
I has no sekrets!!!!
And then the ‘toon about Snowflake also made me think of…
The irony of Mehitabel criticizing Pooh Bear for his wardrobe, does not escape me.
I’m not sure Mehitabel has anything to talk about.
Fortunately, all is quiet at the panda house! Have a relaxing (Mittens free) Sunday!
Mei and Tian2 contemplate the joys of the not very empty nest. (Grizzly bears take up a lot of room!)
While it doesn’t have anything to do with pandas, as I sit at my computer, getting ready to write this post, an owl (maybe two) is (are?) hooting in the woods behind my house! Life in the 5 Acre Wood is never dull!
Meanwhile, Pinky has hatched yet another plan to cash in on another younger sibling’s adorable self. Will she get away with it? Who knows! The idea for this series came from Twidder friend Boo Boo Panda ( @BooBooPanduh on Twidder) who likes to make videos from the panda cam footage, and put them to music. She always comes up with great music/video combinations and they are so much fun to watch.
She wanted to make a workout video for Bikkie, masterminded and produced by Pinky, and asked if I could do a related ‘toon. The previous two ‘toon postings and today’s ‘toon are the result!. You can watch her video HERE! I hope you enjoy it!
And now…Pinky Presents….
See, Mommee! No tigers!
Hee Hee! Just like a Jane Fonda workout video, am I right??
Yes, we are in the midst of the Lunar New Year Celebration, AND today is Valentine’s Day! Meanwhile, the real life Princess Pinky has had her first cubby and it is a Princess! Princess Pinky Jr. shares (not dat word, mommee!) her birthday with the Real Wu Self, July 29th! Pinky Jr. seems to be in good paws with a foster mommy. Alvin of My Panda Tours gave us some good information about this over on FezBook, in case you follow him there.
In any case, this is not an uncommon state for first time panda moms. From all reports Pinky Jr. is doing well and the picture I saw of her is so cute! Get that cubby a magical wand!
But now, by popular request, (and because I was going to do this anyway) let’s have a round up of previous Lunar New Years with the Panda Kindergarten ‘toons!
The year of the bunny…..
Oh that panda kindergarten!
Huzzah! it’s the year of the Dragon!
Look out!!!! Oh, those triplets!
Huzzah! It’s The year of Pandas on Horsies!
Well, the FIRE part had Mehitabel a little worried, but…
Such a small panda to have such a big existential dilemma! The hopes of all humanity are riding on his furry adorable butt. I think the only thing that kept me from running and screaming and jumping off the Deception Pass Bridge, was the opportunity to watch tiny Bikkie on the panda cam, being snuggled and fed and bathed by his most excellent mommy panda, Mei Xiang.
Now he has reached the “pouncing on mommee” stage of his development, and the “trying to steal a little bit of Mommee’s fruity” stage. And so, now that we have survived thus far, and with hope of things getting better on the horizon, I guess I will stick around for the “climbing up the tree and refusing to come down” portion of Bikkie’s development!
Meanwhile, Bikkie still needs his Beary Poppins!
Ebbryone needs a Beary Poppins!
Book 9 update: It’s coming along! I hope to finish tuning it up soon!
While we have a new President (no quotation marks needed!) I’m afraid we have not seen the last of Mittens. How can we miss you if you won’t go away? I’m tempted to run a post of Mittens’ greatest hits, but, well, he doesn’t have any!
There is news on the Panda Chronicles Collection front! I am hard at work on Book 9, and hope to have it in shape to submit to my self publishing vehicle in another week or so. Stay tuned!
And now, here is a little assortment for our Sunday ‘toon fest, of February ‘toons through the years!
Ever wondered where all these pandas came from?
How splendiferous is chocolate? Let me count the ways
What do you mean by “was?”
The Life of PIE….get it? *chortle chortle*
Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?
Have you heard? the real Pinky is now a mommy!
You know we’re just kidding about this, right?
it’s the panda, the panda season of love!
“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang
In fact, not only was as bad as we thought it would be, it was worse.
Wee are pandas too!!!!
WEll, it COULD have been a hunt of Mittens Jr.!
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Stay ‘tooned for more new ‘toons this week!