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It’s beginning to look a lot like pandas…..

I know that it is not even Halloweenie here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, but I thought you might like to know that our friends at Pandas International (real people supporting REALPandas) have selected one of my cartoons to grace their annual holiday card offering that you can get to send to all your many friends and relations, AND help pandas (real pandas, that is) at the same time!  How cool is that?

panda christmas

“why do I always get so kerfuffled when it comes to decorating for the holidays?”

Just think how happy your friends will when they open their mailbox and find an actual card from a real person instead of another bill or political announcement.  Pandas are standing by at Pandas International to take your call!

Thanks for Being the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

It’s beginning to look a lot like pandas…..

I know that it is not even Halloweenie here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, but I thought you might like to know that our friends at Pandas International (real people supporting REALPandas) have selected one of my cartoons to grace their annual holiday card offering that you can get to send to all your many friends and relations, AND help pandas (real pandas, that is) at the same time!  How cool is that?

panda christmas

“why do I always get so kerfuffled when it comes to decorating for the holidays?”

Just think how happy your friends will when they open their mailbox and find an actual card from a real person instead of another bill or political announcement.  Pandas are standing by at Pandas International to take your call!

Thanks for Being the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Don’t look now, Babette, but Bee, (the Bear) is nipping at your heels.

One of the fun thing about making comics, is creating characters and their “back stories.”  Babette de Panda is actually not my invention at all, but she has come to the enchanted bamboo forest where she hangs out with Bob T., Mehitabel and  the panda kindergarten. By generous permission of her very good friend and confidant, Victory Schouten, (poet Laureate of Greenbank Farm, and co-owner of the Rob Schouten Gallery) Babette appears in my cartoons. I hope (and have reason to believe) that the in stories that she appears in, I have kept her character in tact, and had her act in ways that are consistent with what I know of her.

Sometimes I find myself just “going along for the ride” with the pandas and don’t always feel that I am in control of their actions, especially when the panda kindergarten is involved.

What could be more fun than a car full of pandas?

Recently a new panda showed up on my doorstep (or was that in my head?) and here is what I know about her.  She is a member of the incoming class in panda kindergarten, She is a little shy, but very precocious. Oh, and she likes to dress up like a bee.  And now, she has insinuated herself into an island business, Eddy’s on Whidbey, where she will start appearing on tee-shirts and other things.  She is just buzzing with excitement.  She also has a poster already and that is more than Babette can say. (and don’t think I haven’t gotten an earful on THAT matter!)

I hope you will give a warm welcome to:

Bee, the Bear

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda

Don’t look now, Babette, but Bee, (the Bear) is nipping at your heels.

One of the fun thing about making comics, is creating characters and their “back stories.”  Babette de Panda is actually not my invention at all, but she has come to the enchanted bamboo forest where she hangs out with Bob T., Mehitabel and  the panda kindergarten. By generous permission of her very good friend and confidant, Victory Schouten, (poet Laureate of Greenbank Farm, and co-owner of the Rob Schouten Gallery) Babette appears in my cartoons. I hope (and have reason to believe) that the in stories that she appears in, I have kept her character in tact, and had her act in ways that are consistent with what I know of her.

Sometimes I find myself just “going along for the ride” with the pandas and don’t always feel that I am in control of their actions, especially when the panda kindergarten is involved.

What could be more fun than a car full of pandas?

Recently a new panda showed up on my doorstep (or was that in my head?) and here is what I know about her.  She is a member of the incoming class in panda kindergarten, She is a little shy, but very precocious. Oh, and she likes to dress up like a bee.  And now, she has insinuated herself into an island business, Eddy’s on Whidbey, where she will start appearing on tee-shirts and other things.  She is just buzzing with excitement.  She also has a poster already and that is more than Babette can say. (and don’t think I haven’t gotten an earful on THAT matter!)

I hope you will give a warm welcome to:

Bee, the Bear

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda

Oh no, not again….

For all those who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Panda Chronicles Book 1: Your Brain on Pandas in your mailbox, we’ve had another slight setback. Those who are following along on my Kickstarter project may remember that when I got my proof copy of the book, all the left-hand pages were printed sideways.  So I spent some time on the phone with a helpful person who said they could fix the problem, not my fault and all that, and they would send me another proof.

So they did, and guess what? The left-hand pages of THIS book were printed sideways.

sigh…..

Back to the phones once again.  I really hope that they can fix it this time….I am one unhappy bear.  And now, here’s one of my adventures from:

LITERATURE…OF THE…PANDAS!!!

so what’s the big deal…

…about punctuation?

Waiting, waiting, waiting……

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda

 

 

We interrupt our regularly scheduled hilarity for this message

If you are not aware already, the nation’s (well this nation anyway) newest panda ceased to be after only 6 days on the planet.  We send inner pandy thoughts to Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and all the staff at the National Zoo in Washington DC. They should know that the nation’s panda faithful mourn with them.

We know that these things happen…nature knows what it is doing, but it doesn’t make us any less sad.  We will go back to being funny tomorrow.

Till then,

Be the bear.

Bob T. Panda and the entire menage at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire.

Babette de Panda has a thing or two to say….

Well it has been quite the trill, and it’s not…quite…over.

There are about 40 hours to go until my project closes on Kickstarter, so if you haven’t signed up to get a book or a poster or Bob T. Panda for President bumper stickers, there is still time.  If you already are a supporter, now you get to sit back or jump around the room yelling “HUZZAH!!!!!! BRING ON THE CUPPYCAKES.!!!” Your work is done, at least for now.  Later you will have to tell me where to send all of your goodies, but that isn’t for a few days.  Oh yeah, and pay your credit card bill that Amazon will so sweetly send to you, but again, that is later.

Right now, Babette has a few words to say to you and I’m sure she wants to thank you for supporting my project, don’t you, Babette?  Babette?

Babette and Bee, the Bear have a “discussion”

I am working on setting up the book even as we speak, but I want to thank the faithful followers of The Panda Chronicles once again.  I really could not have done it without you, and I just want you to know that the panda kindergarten PROMISES there will be NO monkey business when they pack and ship your books to you.  Really.  They pinky swore and everything!

Well, now maybe we can quit spending all out time jumping up and down and watching the numbers change, and get some more new cartoons done, eh?

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda

Oh, yeah….Did we mention that we have reached 39,000 visits? Huzzah!  I’m popular!  finally!  Just goes to show you that it’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

Babette de Panda has a thing or two to say….

Well it has been quite the trill, and it’s not…quite…over.

There are about 40 hours to go until my project closes on Kickstarter, so if you haven’t signed up to get a book or a poster or Bob T. Panda for President bumper stickers, there is still time.  If you already are a supporter, now you get to sit back or jump around the room yelling “HUZZAH!!!!!! BRING ON THE CUPPYCAKES.!!!” Your work is done, at least for now.  Later you will have to tell me where to send all of your goodies, but that isn’t for a few days.  Oh yeah, and pay your credit card bill that Amazon will so sweetly send to you, but again, that is later.

Right now, Babette has a few words to say to you and I’m sure she wants to thank you for supporting my project, don’t you, Babette?  Babette?

Babette and Bee, the Bear have a “discussion”

I am working on setting up the book even as we speak, but I want to thank the faithful followers of The Panda Chronicles once again.  I really could not have done it without you, and I just want you to know that the panda kindergarten PROMISES there will be NO monkey business when they pack and ship your books to you.  Really.  They pinky swore and everything!

Well, now maybe we can quit spending all out time jumping up and down and watching the numbers change, and get some more new cartoons done, eh?

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda

Oh, yeah….Did we mention that we have reached 39,000 visits? Huzzah!  I’m popular!  finally!  Just goes to show you that it’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

Just a quick post….

…to let you all know that my kickstarter project has reached it’s goal!!  Thank you all for watching, cheering me on and most of all contributing!  People can still pledge through Noon PDST on Thursday September  20th if they want to add more on top, so that I can do more sending of books to various venues, send a book as a gift to panda keepers around the world, and do more book promotion.  Getting a book into print is just the beginning!  Thank you again for all your support. I look forward to sending you your copies!

you are the bears!

Bob T. Panda