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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.

Oh geez…he’s back again.

Will our national nightmare ever end? Just when we think we MUST have hit bottom, we find out there are yet depths that HWMNBN can sink to. All I can say is, if I am to go into a dissidents camp for dissenters to the reign of terror, I hope I get to be in one with Joyce White Vance. She’s smart, she’s funny, and who would ever have thought that a former prosecutor would have groupies?

Of course, you know who had to drop in with more comments. In this case, I think he has a good point.

If Pinky wins the 2020 election, can we have panda-gate?

Be the bear, and keep the faith!
Bob T Panda

 

A Halloween Carol

Yes, it’s time for that other holiday favorite, A Halloween Carol! (With apologies to Dickens! Sorry, Chuck!)

Let’s get right to it, shall we? Our story opens….

Bubba’s first feature role!

you…is…not…da…yawn…boss of…pinky…

Mr Wu makes a very cute ghost, don’t you think?

Hey! who said Wu could poof things?

halloween

One of Pinky’s misdeeds has come back to haunt her… can her campaign survive this?

Hmmm… Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.

Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…

Was that list in small type, single spaced?

The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?

Surely you didn’t think she would totally reform, did you?

This series was originally broadcast in September and October of 2015.

Let that be a lesson to all who need a lesson, AmIRight?

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

And as a special bonus:

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

Pinky Has an Opinion

…Because of course she does.

In the words of Princess Pinky: I don’ know how many times I has to tell you, you should have voted for me.

Tell us what you really think, Pinky!

Pinky: when are people gonna learn dat pinky knows da best!

Be da Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

 

You want me to eat WHAT????

Frank and Mikey, the most popular grizzly bears on the internet are back again! I know you will be happy to hear that they have a new show coming up in just a few weeks, especially since there is absolutely nothing going on in the news these days…hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Ahem…Hey, did you know that the Constitution is a big phony? That’s what HWMNBN has said (“people are saying”) and if people are saying it, it must be true, right? [insert eye roll emoji here] What’s that sound? Why it’s the sound of my head as it hits repeatedly on the desk, that’s what it is.

But let’s see what Frank and Mikey are up to now….

Don’t judge me…ha ha! get it?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Wizard of Wu Returns Again!!!

Welcome to part three of our Encore Presentations of The Wizard of Wu! If you have missed the first two installments, don’t go another click further before you read:
Part the First
Part the Second

Okay! Is everyone up to date? Here we go!!!!

Mehitabel soaks Mr Toasty

Sorry, no photo bomb from princess Pinky. her mother thought todays cartoon was too scary for her

The wizard of Oz with pandas

Who would have thought cuppycakes could be enchanted?

wizard of Oz satire

Stay tuned later this month for the outtakes and blooper reel!

the good witch saves Wu and Co.

Good witch Bee, the Bear, to the rescue!

Xiao Liwu gets a bath

Are you SURE you weren’t in an earlier scene?

Wizard of Oz spoof

But we’ve come such a long way already….Bwahahaha!

the wicked witch unleashes the flying monkeys

Ride you pandas! Ride!

The panda kindergarten captures Mr Wu

Evilness is one thing, but there must be snacks!

escape from the wicked witch

Well,lookee here! isn’t that….?

Return to the wizard

Don’t mess with Princess Pinky!

finale of wizard of wu

All well that ends well. Now let’s have some cuppycakes!!!

I hope you enjoyed this annual rebroadcast of The Wizard of Wu! Stay tuned next Sunday when we bring you that other favorite Halloween classic, A Halloween Carol! It stars all of your favorite junior pandas! (Well, most of them, anyway!)

Panda on into my Birthday Season (and you KNOW what I WANT for my birthday!!!!)

It starts with an “I” and is followed by “and removal”

Panda On Everyone!
Bob T Panda

Bear With Me!

Hee hee! Our grizzlies in residence are back again (and soon will be launching their own show on The Panda Channel!) for more misBEARhaving! A good thing too, since we need some large, furry distractions from the NooZ of the week. When is someone going to admit that maybe HWMNBN does not have all his marbles? Did he really call the President of Italy President Mozzarella? 

In the immortal words of Dave Barry, I am not making this up!!!

Those grizzlies are awfully sneaky!

Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday for the exciting conclusion of our Encore Presentation of The Wizard of Wu!!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And Now, for Something More Innocent…

…Something more innocent than the current Nooz cycle, that is! (inky can hardly be described as innocent!) When the current occupant (occupier?) of the White House behaves like a pouting toddler, we need some junior pandas to raise the level of discussion.

Where will it all end? I have no idea, but I will keep drawing pandas as long as I can!

Don’t you ebber knock?

Hey! What about more PINS????

For those who are wondering (you were, weren’t you?) I have decided not to do another round of pins and patches before the end of the year. I find I have not nearly enough year left, or energy to add this into the rest of the year. Never fear, I have so many ideas and I really want them to come into being, so the pin/patch project will return after the new year.

That said, I do still have inventory of all the previous pins, including some slightly less than perfect pins that I can sell at a lower price. So, if you want to do a little holiday shopping, feel free to contact me via the Contact Page.  (This is the most reliable method, as FB and Twitter messages can get lost in the shuffle, and don’t even think about asking via a comment thread. The likelihood of me seeing that is less than 50%!)

I’ll try to get things packed and shipped out to you as soon as I can. I usually go to the post office once or twice a week. (I am not Amazon!)

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

The Next Installment of The Wizard of Wu!

Yes, we are repeating that October tradition of re-running The Wizard of Wu, one of my favorite Wu stories! I remember as a kid, before you could watch whatever you wanted when ever you wanted, that we would wait for the annual re-broadcast of The Wizard of Oz. The flying monkeys always scared the crap out of me, but I had to watch. what if Dorothy didn’t get away from the witch this time? What if Toto ran off and never came back?

If you missed the first installment of The Wizard of Wu last week, You can catch up here before you read today’s installment!

And now, on with the show!

Mr Wu landas in the cuppycake region of pandyland in this episode of his new adventure

Don’t I know you from somewhere?

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Mehitabel would like to register her protest about given the least sympathetic role in this adventure.

Xiao Liwu has to journey to see the wizard

Okay, now it’s getting exciting! Scary parts dead ahead!

Mr Wu meets up with someone who looks a lot like his brother, shortly after setting out on his journey

I have a bad feeling about this….

Mr Wu hears a cry for help

Are you SURE there will be no flying monkeys?

The wicked cat of the west attacks Mr Toasty

That cat is pure evil!

Oh No! What is going to happen next!!!???!!!

Tune in next Sunday for the conclusion to The wizard of Wu! (and during the week for the latest impeachment scandals!)

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

I Bet Nixon Never Put His Hand on Anyone’s Knee

You knew that the Ghost of Nixon would not be able to resist commenting on the current emanations coming forth from the clown car that is 45’s house of cards. Really, I don’t know how much more of this we can take! I just read that 45’s defense is the “We don’t think Nixon should have been impeached” defense. What happens when 45 declares he is not going to “co-operate” with the Impeachment Inquiry? I guess we are about to find out!

But as far as we can see, we think he’s…

All together now!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

What the Fuzz! It’s Impeachment Day!

OOPS! I forgot to set this up last night, as I am still recovering from my little bout of the flu. So here we are, just a little late. 😬🙄 In other news, after having this computer since 2011, I JUST figured out how to add emojis to text this year! Innovation!

But on to the NOOZ!

HWMNBN is having an absolute meltdown since Miss Nancy declared that Impeachment Season was open! While 45 continues to obstruct in plain sight, The House marches on, like the panda kindergarten at the cuppycake bar! Needless to say, we here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire will be reporting the panda (and cat!!!) view of the proceedings!

But enough stalling! It’s Impeachment Day! Everybody drink!

It’s been a long time coming. Hope he’ll be a looooong time gone!

Buckle up, Bears!
Bob T Panda