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About Panda in Chief

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.

Dont; mind me, while I stress eat all of the Panda Scout cookies!

It’s Panda Scout Cookie time again!

Cuteness abounds!

On my honor, I will try…to eat as many cookies as I possibly can….

And who could forget the Meihem’s first Panda Scout cookie sale and what Pinky did?

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.

Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?

zoo atlanta, bao bao, national zoo

Time to call in …Inspector panda!

Mei xiang and bao bao try to cover up highway-gate

Inspector Panda is on the job!

“Hello, Bai Yun? this is Lun Lun…about that detective you suggested…”

…of course Boo-mints are pretty good too.

Inspector panda

Will the twins get a merit badge for their road trip? will Lun Lun fess up to where the girls are? will Inspector Panda get a clue, or at least more twitter followers. Stay tuned!

Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up

Oh, Pinky…what have you done?

Howdy, Mr Kitty, kindly tell us where a tired old cowpoke can get a boo beer and a cuppycake.

Also it is time to Fall Forward and Spring Back!

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Pinky Still Has a Plan for Dat

I am sad to hear that Elizabeth Warren is thinking of dropping out, but it seems there is no path to victory for her. I can’t get in to all my thoughts about it here. Suffice to say, that if people didn’t second guess themselves into not voting their hearts, she would be doing much better.

Who will win the nomination? Still too early to tell, but who ever it is, I’ll vote for them. I already cast my vote for Warren for next Tuesday’s WA primary, and while some may say I threw my vote away, especially if she has already dropped out by then, I don’t think I did. It made me happy to vote for a smart, dedicated public servant who I think would have made an excellent president. Now, if we take back the Senate, I could wish for her as Senate Majority leader. Then some things would get done.

But meanwhile, Pinky is still in the race!

Cocoa with liddle marshymallows?

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

BTW! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend!

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

Pinky Has a Plan For Dat!

The field for the Democratic primaries is narrowing. I know who I want to win and I guess we’ll just have to see who is still standing after Tuesday’s super dooper primary day. I know what Pinky would tell you:

#ClapLouder an’ vote for PINKY!!!

I know nothing! Nothing, I tell you!

For those who have asked, I’m alive and well and so far the coronavirus has not hit Whidbey’s shores, at least not to my knowledge. It does seem to be fairly widespread in western WA, however, so it is just a matter of time. I’m doing all the sensible things, washing my paws (with soap and water! Don’t just lick them!), staying out of crowded places (as if there are any here) and trying to get enough rest, and eat plenty of frosting. Um…that was one of the important things, isn’t it?

I also stocked up on felting supplies and canned soup! I could stay home for weeks if I had to. I hope the virus is staying away from you too.

Panda on
Bob T panda

Doctor, Doctor, Give me the News

…I got a bad case of coronavirus blues!

Fortunately no (known) cases exist on Whidbey Island but I’m doing all the sensible things: staying home as much as possible (kind of easy when you are self employed and work from home), stocking up on supplies (both food and felty pandas), and watching lots of panda videos!

Speaking of felty pandas…

I am working through each group of felty panda rewards from my Kickstarter project, and will have all of them out to their new homes probably within the next 8 weeks. This is actually far ahead of schedule, for which we can thank HWMNBN for creating such an atmosphere of dire foreboding that relief through felty panda making is essential.

There has been some interest from people who either missed the Kickstarter project, or now that they have received their new felty friends, they want the rest of the characters. Once I finish with the Kickstarter pandas, I will open up to new orders, so please hold that thought. I don’t want to take a chance on requests getting lost in the shuffle.

In the meantime, did someone call for a doctor?

All My Pandas……

I'm not a doctor but I play one on television

And what could cheer you up more than Boopie and the Pandas?

Boopie and the pandas…

a morality tale…

…in several parts…

…but Boopie and the pandas live happily ever after. Ben does not.

And who could forget:

This doesn’t have anything to do with Mei Xiang, but I was looking for this one!

We hope this helped you forget about…um…everything.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

It almost makes me want to go back to college…

There is way too much news in the news these last weeks, if you know what I mean. HWMNBN wants to sue the NYT for…um…telling too much truth? The purge of loyalists to the Constitution and the rule of law has begun…

And yet…

Sometimes, there is a little bit of news that will make you smile.

Paging Doctor Doobie…please report to the snack bar…

…and reach for the potato chips!

Lordy, I hope we can still laugh at least once in a while.

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

What the Heck is a Caucus, Anyway?

Despite my 40 years in Washington (the one on the upper lefthand corner), I think I went to one Presidential Caucus my entire time living here. Don’t yell at me. The first 10 or so years I was here, I was usually working during those times (caucuses are not very accommodating of people who have to work evenings). The rest of the time, well, the idea that I would choose my candidate by having to actually talk to other people and couldn’t just make up my mind in private, that really doesn’t appeal to me.

I went to one in 2008, and had planned to go to the 2016 one, but the flu took care of that. But this year, WA finally got the message and now we have a “normal” primary, where we can vote whenever the heck we want (once we have our ballots and before the March 10 deadline). I love our all vote by mail state system. And my record for voting (other than caucuses) is darn near perfect!

But what were Pinky and Bubba doing at the Iowa caucuses?

Pinky is always getting Bubba in trouble! It’s more important than ever that EVERYONE votes!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

That’s Debatable

The primary races have started, HWMNBN is going full speed ahead, throwing babies off trains, blasting daycare centers with flame throwers, and throwing anyone who disagrees with him in front of the bus, let alone under it. Several of his previously fired minions have come crawling back..what? Wasn’t the fluffy green shirt on Dancing with the Stars humiliating enough, Sean?

Meanwhile, the Dems are debating each other and trying to score hits with clever talking points. I know who I want to win. it’s still early days yet. Maybe they should all take some debate prep from Pinky!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane from panda debates past! Let’s start with 2012!

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, “I think it’s time for a little something.

Cats….you just can’t trust em.

Keep cool, cat, and don’t go blaming women for stuff. That is SO not the way to get votes…

That was the PREVIOUS incarnation of Mittens. A more terrifying spectacle was in store for us in 2016…

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

Just a reminder, and still true….

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

Please don’t let us feel like this again on November 4th.

feel

Not even CUPPYCAKES????

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

PS: felty pandas are already traveling out into the world! If you missed your chance via Kickstarter, never fear! I’ll be offering them here in a couple months, once I get all the Kickstarter pandas out the door! What with the election induced stress levels I am experiencing, not to mention HWMNBN’s reign of terror, we will all need comfort felty pandas!

It’s Time For Your Favorite Show!

That’s right! Welcome to another episode of Bear Talk! Those lovable grizzly bears, Frank and Mikey are back! (you can’t keep a good bear down!)

But first, I want to congratulate the folks that work at Kickstarter for successfully organizing and forming a union. Kickstarter has been the home to various projects of mine sine 2012 when I launched my first project. Since then, it’s allowed me to focus my energy to do 8 projects to bring more panda fun to you! It is a company that was formed with the excellent mission and intent, to help creative project creators bring their projects to life. The people who work there should have the same agency and rights as the creators they help, to have their work valued and their voices heard.

Meanwhile, Frank and Mikey have some things to say about the NooZ of the day!

WEll, it COULD have been a hunt of Mittens Jr.!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

As a former Pennsylvanian, I am required by law…

…to celebrate Groundhogs Day!

In light of that fact (because we here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire know that NO ONE is above the law), we present to you, the first appearance in these ‘toons, of the one, the only, Punxutawney Phil!!!

Please hold your applause!

Phil is kind of excitable, isn’t he?

I’ve noticed that many of the smaller guest animals here are rather feisty! 

Be the bear everyone!
Bob T Panda

What did we do last February?

What were we doing at this time last year? I suspect we thought things could not get possibly get worse, but then, here we are!

Meanwhile, tiny pandas are marching off to save everyone!

The discovery of thousands of tiny pandas has rocked the archeological world! This find has been compared to the thousands of terra cotta warriors, discovered in China!

Some of the tiny felty pandas have already made their way to their new homes! More are on their way. Currently, I’m able to complete the pandas for about one group every week or so. Fans of Mr. Wu, heads up! your pandas will heading your way late next week!

But let’s see what we were up to last February!

Please, just go away, KittySue!

Wee are pandas too!!!!

Unka Rusty has some seriously feisty opinions!

Dis. Will Not. STAND!!!!!

Note to Bubba: never listen to Pinky

I see trouble in my crystal ball…

Even Nancy Pelosi listened enthusiastically!

Pinky is in the House!!!!

Panda on everyone!
Bob T Panda

Keep laughing everyone! And remember, we are laughing AT 45, not WITH him!