Category Archives: Beary Poppins

Saturday Was Bikkie’s Bearday!!!!

As a special treat, we thought we would share the story of Beary Poppins in it’s entirety, while Bikkie recovers from his CAKE extravaganza!

Here we go!

Oh boy! Oh boy! A NEW story!!!!
I can hardly stand the suspense! Who will play Beary Poppins???
A spoonful of frosting makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down, medicine go down!
The ad is mailed, but Mittens is up to some dirty tricks….But wait! Look who found the mail box!!!
Bears are VERY curious!
This hat doesn’t make me look…um…too fluffy does it?
Frank is off on a new adventure!
Beary Poppins has arrived! Is there any cake? It’s been a long flight!
I wonder why no one else applied for the job!
I just love Mei’s little chats with her sister Lun Lun.
Why DIDN’T I eat all the cookies?
Don’t you just LOVE six and Sebben?

Well, this is getting a bit long, so I will set up the rest of beary Poppins to post on MONDAY (which is Pinky’s birthday

Happy Birthday To Bikkie, Bubba, and Pinky!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

The Tension Builds! Will Mister Poppee Arrive in Time

What have I done!?!?

More than one person has desperately implored me to make sure Mister Poppee arrives in time for Bikkie’s birthday party!

But wait! Who could that be, knocking softly at the door?

I wish…I wish…I wish…don’t tell!

Geez, I can’t believe she’s gonna make us wait until Tuesday to find out who is knocking at the door! I mean, it could be the UPS driver or mebbee the Zoo Director…or…

#BobIsABigMeanie

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

Note: there will be highlights from Bikkie’s first year in the Sunday chronicles to tide you over until Tuesday’s ‘toon! Hey! Stop throwing stuff!

A Brief Visit to the Non-Dream World of Pandas

SOME of you have expressed worry that Pinky is being distressed by her dream. I can assure you that Pinky is fully committed to her dramatic roles and intends to see this little drama to its end. She is a professional, after all! (Pinky: I hopes to win da best panda in a dramatic role at next year’s Oscar fingies!)

But meanwhile, if Pinky was awake, this is what would be going on in the Panda House right about…now…

There is nothing like a nap!

Well, now that Frank and Mikey have emerged from hibernation, we can go on with Pinky’s dream next week! Stay ‘tooned!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Hey, there’s a new bear on the block!

Calling Doctor Panda!
Of course Doctor Panda always remembers to wear his mask!

Doctor Panda is available for $65 +shipping

No matter where the time goes, it’s always Bikkie Time!

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!

Bikkie is a Beary deep thinker!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Bikkie’s Existential Dilemma

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!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Inauguration Eve…

So…what’s happening? Anything special going on?

Yeah, me too. My nerves are about shot.

Here’s something to take your mind off of things: On Sunday, I alluded to a special offering that will be appearing on the Kickstarter project The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny. It’s a project to bring an all ages graphic novel to life, and with only 9 days left on their campaign they are a little over $6,000 from their goal. Because 2021, I still feel the need to stab things repeatedly with very sharp needles, so I made a felty Fight Bunny, and offered it to them to help them towards reaching their funding goal.

Fight Bunny!

There will only be one Fight Bunny (because, ya know, not taking someone else’s intellectual property to make money!) Visit their project page and scroll down the page to see the reward listing (under my name, I think) to choose this unique felty. Fight Bunny is between 3-4″ tall. I think this is going to be a fun book and if the felty is out of your budget, the book is being offered both in print and as an ebook. Also FIGHT BUNNY PINS!!! Check it out!

And now, Today’s ‘toon!

Mei and Tian2 contemplate the joys of the not very empty nest. (Grizzly bears take up a lot of room!)

Panda on for at least another 24 hours!
Bob T Panda

BTW: There are some new designs on the Redbubble website! They are masks suitable for formal occasions!

31 Days of Pandas: THIS IS IT!!!!DAY 31!!!

FINALLY!

We have reached the end of 31 Days of Pandas! I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for me! I may have to take a little nap to get over all the excitement! This is also the final episode of Beary Poppins! I hope you enjoyed this parody, loosely (VERY loosely) based of the beloved children’s classic Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.

It seems that Frank and Mikey have come to live at the Panda House, not unlike the way Tigger eventually came to live with Kanga and Roo, in A. A. Milne’s House at Pooh Corner. Next year I may have to do a story for the pandas based on that. (The REAL Winnie the Pooh, not that bastardized Disney version of it.)

Anyway, after a brief weekend break, I’ll be back with new ‘toons in the new year. Pinky has been surprisingly quiet over her defeat in the Presidential race, although by her tiara, it seems she is already planning for 2024. I’m sure she is up to something.

But now, let’s sit back and enjoy the final episode of Beary Poppins! Huzzah!

Silly old bears!

See ya next year!!!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

And for the traditionalists among you, here is my ‘toon about New Year’s Eve at the Panda Kindergarten! You’re welcome!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

I guess 2020 could also be the Year of the Un-indicted Co-Conspirator too!

31 Days of Pandas: The Penultimate Day (Day 30)

Congratulations!

You have survived another year of 31 Days of Pandas. I might add, that we have also survived this terrible, very bad, no good year. I am reminded of all the other terrible, very bad, no good years I have survived in my life, and there have been a few of them. Despite these bad times, by the accidental circumstances of being born white, generally healthy, and to what at the time was a rather middle class family, I have survived those very bad years.

Some of those bad years lead to good things, these panda cartoons and all that followed from them, being one of those good things.

As we head into the new year, I want to express my gratitude once again, for all of you who read my ‘toons, buy my books, and buy my felty creations to share your homes. While the next year may be still hard, at least we won’t go to bed with thoughts of what the mad man in the People’s House is getting up to, while we sleep.

My heart aches for the lives lost this year: from the pandemic, from violence, from all the other reasons that bring unexpected death.

But we rejoice in our miracle baby panda, Mei Xiang’s final gift to us. Here’s to many happy hours of panda cam watching. May we soon be able to gather at the fence of Bikkie’s panda yard and celebrate his miraculous existence together and in person.

And with no further ado, here is the penultimate chapter of Beary Poppins!

I was afraid there would be yelling…so much yelling!

‘Toon in tomorrow for the final chapter of Beary Poppins!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 29

Day 29?!?!? Where does the time go???

We have one more day of Beary Poppins round up, which will catch us up to all the episodes so far! THEN on Wednesday and Thursday, we will have 2 brand new episodes to close out our story, this no good, terrible, very bad year that we have lived through!

So pop up your poppy corn, and get ready for …

More Beary Poppins!!!!

Bike loves Beary Poppins! Also Rory the Dinosaur by Liz Climo

I think Biscuit and Beary Poppins are forming a real bond!

It wasn’t me!

A promise is a promise, even among grizzly bears!

Let’s go fly a kite…

uh oh. As with Chekov’s gun, if you introduce a kite in the first panel, by the third panel, a small panda must become tangled in the strings and go for a ride.

I…um…promise to get Bikkie down from his kite…just not today. Sorry.

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda