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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.

“We think this is defamation of character!”

Everyone knows elephants never forget, and if you think they are going to forget OR forgive being associated with the party of tRump? You have never seen an angry elephant!

I mean, elephants take care of each other, look out for the little ones, no matter who their parents are, and they have a pretty good sense of humor, even if Bob doesn’t think so!.

Dis! Will! Not! STAND!!!!!!

“You’re not going to let them sit on my chair, are you?”

“Ix-Nay on the Ample-Tray!”

Panda On!
BobT Panda

BTW: I finally figured out how to print labels using Pages. Geez. They do not make it easy for you. Why can’t they just give you the damn templates?

It’s Sunday Funday!

You know what we do on Sundays! We rummage through the archives looking for fun ‘toons to share with you again! TBH, sometimes I get an idea for a ‘toon theme when I’m out and about doing stuff, but by the time I sit down at the compooter, I’ve forgotten it already. Actually, I almost forgot what I was writing in the middle of this sentence.

But it’s Pinky’s Birthday season (and BUBBA’S!!!!!) so, it seems like we could still replay some of Pinky’s greatest hits!

So, away we go!

Those girls are a force to be reckoned with.

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up

Oh, Pinky…what have you done?

I have extra frosting!

I love a good art forgery, don’t you?

Never say “no” to Pinky!

And it was ever thus….

Meihem, not Mayhem.

Well, they did hang their coats up.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

P-P-P-P-Penguins Like Sushi!

This story came to me from one of my alert pandas fans, who like to keep me informed about amusing animal stories that abound on the internet! There have been MANY stories about bears lately, so I have been collecting them and they will show up eventually! Frank and Mikey have been busy bears!

But meanwhile, today is Bubba’s Birthday, so I have to share this ‘toon once again!

birthday

Bubba flunks “cake”

Meanwhile, Put a Penguin on it!

Rogue penguins! Hahahahaha!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

BTW: I’m expecting Mr. Wu pins et al tomorrow, so stay tuned! If you supported them on Kickstarter, they will be coming your way soon, and if not, stay tuned on how to get yours!

Don’t Feed the Bears!

Frank: not even a LITTLE????
Mikey: I don’t think they meant us!

How many times do we have to tell people in National Parks…

I’m glad we have all these wildlife stories to take our minds off of the crazy pants news in DC

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Stay tuned for news on Mr. Wu’s pins!

Birthday week is upon us!

Hmmm…I wonder if anything important is happening this week. Now let me think about it for a minute…

Well, while I’m thinking about it, how about this ‘toon which perhaps explains the beginning of Six and Sebben’s rivalry?

Twinkies 2.0

Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!

Could it be…Mei Watch?

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

Oh yeah… I think it’s Pinky’s birthday soon…and Bubba’s!

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear

oops.

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

If you can’t be in China to celebrate Actual Pinky’s Actual Birthday, why not have a Pinky Paper Doll party!

Bao Bao in her pajamas

Just the thing for a cozy evening at home with mom and the panda cam!

Princess Pinky paper doll

Princess Pinky and her very first tutu, gifted to her by her big brother Tai Shan!

Edgar Degas Little Dancer outfit

Inspired by one of Pinky’s favorite artworks, a sculpture by Edgar Degas, which seems to be in every art museum on the east coast.

Bao Bao paper doll

Just the thing for family parties!

I guess I need to do a Bubba Paper doll too, don’t I?

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

How many times do we have to tell you…Don’t make pinky mad!!!!

Panda On Like There’s No Tomorrow!
Bob T Panda

#GreenlandIsNotForSale

Oh Sure, Deer are SOOOOOOO Cute!

Yeah, you may think all those big eyed deer that you see in Disney movies are so sweet and adorable, but here on Whidbey, the deer are totally cheesed off at people and aren’t afraid to let you know what they REALLY think! I read of several instances in our local paper, where deer attacked both cats a dogs, and killed at least one dog and a cat.

Seriously, Bambi! get a grip!

Don’t get mad. Get even.

I don’t know. Maybe the average rate of one deer a day getting hit by a car was starting to make them mad!

Panda On, Deerie!
Bob T Panda

The Silence(ing) of the Louts

Sometimes it feels like I am going to lose my mind. The cries of the right wing hate mongers complaining that they are being silenced, because most people aren’t buying what they’re selling, is 1984 doublespeak at its most virulent. The claims that it’s really those who protest against racial hate speech are the TRUE racists, make my head feel like it is ready to explode.

Last week saw two devastating shootings in less than 24 hours. Since then, there have probably been several more that did not make my news feed. This is in addition to several potential killers who were apprehended before they could enact their foul deeds. Conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein are flying about the internet, including some by the 45th Resident of the White House. Is it possible that we could have just two days in a row where nothing awful happens?

Just because your speech is free, doesn’t mean I have to listen to it.

You are a bully for calling me on my bullying.

Real panda NooZ: At least as of yesterday, the new twins born to Hao Hao at Pairi Daiza in Belgium are doing well. Keep up the good work, everyone! We need more pandas now, more than ever!

Panda on, friends
Bob T Panda

Boo Boo’s Bearday is Coming Soon…

Breaking Nooz! Hao Hao of Pairi Daiza in Belgium has given birth to twins. So far, all is going well. They look very round (yay!) and the twin switching seems to be going well! Congratulations to Hao Hao and her entire team and family!

…Now, it seems like there is another Panda Bearday coming up right around then, but I just can’t remember who it is….Heh!

What’s that? I can’t hear you!

Don’t tell me you’re surprised.

Oh yeah…Pinky has a birthday too! I guess we’ll have to feature them both!

And it was ever thus….

One for Pinky, and one for Bubba….

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?

Feed me, Mama!

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

Bubba: i don’ fink it is fair. almost all my ‘toons has pinky in dem!
Pinky: Suck it up, boo boo!
Bubba: don’ call mee boo boo!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

Bubba was really hitting  the frosting in this next ‘toon, but it shows the essential difference between Pinky and Bubba!

panda

You better watch out….

Due to the excessive cruelty of the news this week, I think we deserve a couple more, don’t you?

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…

I’m ready for my close up!

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

See? I told you it was broken!

I could not resist including the cute-o-meter! I hope this week is better than last week, but I really don’t have much hope of that. Hope this week’s offerings help!

Panda On!
Bob T panda

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for…

The IMPEACHMENT METER!!!!!!!! Insanity! Crimes against humanity! Letting foreign powers write your policies and pick your cabinet! Inciting violence! Grifting! Lying!

WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?????

Made by the same highly scientific company as the Cute-o-Meter!

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO CAKE…. Do I eat more vegetables and cut out the cheeseburgers or do I admit we are all going to die…pass the CAKE!!!!

Be the (sob) Bear
Bob T Panda

 

More Nooz from the Bear World…

Just when you think that things can’t get any worse, they do. Who could ever have thought that there were lower bottoms yet to reach, and yet here we are.  How long will it be before there is not a single person left who has not been personally touched by gun violence?

We are not fooled by the treacly insincerity of 45’s crocodile tears, as he reads someone else’s statement about his outrage against hate and racism. I fear that we will never regain our standing in the world, that the damage to the environment will never be healed, that we will never be able to trust our own ears and eyes, that what we think is true, is actually what is happening.

I’m trying to panda on, but honestly, it’s getting kind of tough….so…

When the going gets tough, the tough get Frank and Mikey…

Frank and Mikey are just right!

Bears will be bears!
Bob T Panda