Category Archives: cake and cuppycakes

Fabulous Furry Friday: the classics….

what to do, what to do….why don’t I present some of the ‘toons from the way-back machine, when panda satire was young….

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are! This remains one of my favorites!

And then there is um….cake.

yoga for pandas

All salute the sacred cuppycake!

What do you mean, "Other guests?"

What do you mean, “Other guests?”

can't I have just one more cuppycake?

can’t I have just one more cuppycake?

And love of cake is not limited to pandas….

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Have a fabulous furry friday!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

You can bring a bear to culture…

…but you can’t make them behave themselves.

You know the old saying, you can bring a bear to culture, but you can’t make them learn the ancient rites of the tea ceremony, but that doesn’t stop Bob from trying to bring culture and refinement to the panda kindergarten. I can hardly write that last sentence without snorting and giggling madly. Some how, “culture and refinement” used in the same sentence as “panda kindergarten” invokes the image of merriment and …um…Meihem.

You can lead a bear to culture, but....

You can lead a bear to culture, but….

Hmmm…Bob will have to call on his inner panda to recover from this learning experience with the panda kindergarten. As you may have noticed, Pinky and the Meihems are now full members in good (or is that bad?) standing in the panda kindergarten. Pinky was a first round draft pick.

I can’t let the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday go by, without mentioning that it marks my 27th year of creative self employment. While I have had to be even more creative in the last six years in the making a living part, it has been an excellent ride, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, had the economy not gone sideways, panda satire might never have come into existence! And isn’t that a thought that would keep you up at night?

Keep Being the bear. I couldn’t do it without you.
Bob T. Panda

What Kind of Cuppycake are You?

Alert reader Marie Lamb sent me this quiz via fezbook, because as a loyal reader of The Panda Chronicles, she knows that cuppycakes are near and dear to all the pandas here. Of course it inspired a cartoon.  How could it not?

I have extra frosting!

I have extra frosting!

(By the way, when I took the quiz, it turns out that I am a lemon cuppycake)


Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

And now from our bears on the spot at the Winter Olympics

Wow, It has been wild around here this week.  We are having a great response Pandamorphosis has been getting over at Kickstarter, and then all day yesterday, I thought the power was going to go out, because there was so much wind and rain.

But the show must go on, as they say, and the Pandalympics are no exception.  Here we have the latest Olympic sport for the Panda Kindergarten!

hey, are dere any more cuppycakes?

hey, are dere any more cuppycakes?

And don’t forget, there are just 10 more days to have your purchases of all three Panda Chronicles books over on Amazon help to support Pandas International in their work with pandas.  For each panda Chronicle book that is bought this month, I will donate $1 to Pandas International. Come’on. Be the bear.

The panda Chronicles supports Pandas International

It’s just like the panda says! Buy my book and real pandas benefit!

Bob T. Panda

I resolve not to make any resolutions….

…although it MIGHT be a good idea for the panda kindergarten to resolve a few things, and then the there’s Princess Pinky….how do you solve a problem like a princess?

Hey! here I am on Sunday afternoon, working on my new schedule, which is to bring you the Monday cartoon on Sunday! Huzzah!  Of course, if you don’t check in until Monday, well, the pandas will be here waiting for you.  Mr. Wu Wednesday will continue, although he doesn’t have any adventures planned for a while. I think maybe he should stay home for a little bit, don’t you?

Speaking of planning (who was speaking of planning?….Oh wait, it was me!) If you want to be the first to hear about what I have planned for the next year, you still have time to sign up for my once-in-a-while newsletter.  (I’m sending it out on Tuesday morning) This month, not only is it chock-a-block full of news, I also have prepared a PDF of the entire Wizard of Wu adventure story.  Huzzah!  Buuuuut, the only way you’ll get it is to sign up for my newsletter. It’s the second from the top sign up form on the right hand column, just under the sign-up to get these posts delivered to your inbox.

And now, bring on the bears!

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….


Oh, that adorable Princess Pinky! What will she do next?

Keep Being the Bears,
Bob T. Panda

Bringing Culture to the Panda Kindergarten

You can lead a horse to water, or as Dorothy Parker once said, You can lead a…oh well, um…never mind about that. Bob has decided to hold some cultural events for the panda kindergarten, in hopes of civilizing them a bit.

Ha ha.

panda poetry slam

The cake abides….

I will…be…the cake. I love poetry, don’t you?

Be the …cake!

Bob T. Panda

Cats get no respect around here

It is a sad, but true fact, that this cartoon feature once belonged to Mehitabel. Oh, she’d occasionally allow another cat, or maybe a bunny to appear, but mostly, it was all about her.  The one day a panda showed up, and then another, and then yet one more.  Finally the panda kindergarten came on the scene and it hasn’t been the same since, for poor, poor, Mehitabel.

Cats are no match for pandas

What’s a cat to do? Pass the cake, please.

Happy panda birthday season! Huzzah!

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

No Princess Pinky :o( Huzzah! It’s the Twinkies!

What with all the attention Princess Pinky has been getting in this cartoon, the Atlanta Twinkies feel they have been slighted.  get in line behind Mr. Wu, fellas.  You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Today, however, is Pinky-less. apologies to her fans.

Atlanta twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan and older prother Po

Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!

Me me me! Gimmeee!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda


Top of the Monday Morning To You!

Saint Pandy’s Day may be over for another year, and we ate way too many green frosted cuppycakes (what WAS in those things, anyway?) but another holiday celebrating sugar filled snacks is on it’s way soon.  Get ready for a visit from…

The Easter Panda!

What's Black and White and carries cuppycakes in a basket?

What’s Black and White and carries cuppycakes in a basket?

And speaking of sugary treats, book 2 of The Panda Chronicles : Wheel…of…Pandas! is getting ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public.  Stay tuned for a special discount for newsletter subscribers!

Be the Bear!

Bob T Panda

Monday, Monday! Please go away!

Just in case you were wondering, here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, we really hate Monday mornings.  Why? because we have to get out of our nice cozy den and go to work.  Not to mention that it is 40 degrees and raining. On the other hand, we get to bring you the latest in Panda Satire, so it’s not all bad.

One of Bob's most endearing qualities is his willingness to believe in the inherent  goodness of the panda kindergarten.

One of Bob’s most endearing qualities is his willingness to believe in the inherent goodness of the panda kindergarten.

Later this week we may have some extraordinary panda history news for you.  I’m not going to tell you what it is, but if you know the connection between a New York dress designer, the Brookfield Zoo, and Taxis, you may have a clue to the subject of this news flash.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda