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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

31 Days of Pandas: Day 197 (Okay, really Day 17, but it FEELS like this month is 197 days long!)

We’re back with another episode of Beary Poppins!!!

A promise is a promise, even among grizzly bears!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

31 Days Of Pandas: Day 10

I’m afraid I have failed you. I do not have the next installment of Beary Poppins ready for you. They are in progress, but well…I just didn’t get it done. Sorry sorry sorry.

But I will have them done next week, and will try very hard to get a little ahead again…It’s just I have needed so many naps! And…I did do this:

The Frank and Mikey burning 2020 dumpster Diorama! Complete with artfully hand stenciled habitat and burning marshmallows!

But now, let’s just have the next several episodes of 101 Bebe Panda-Nation!

Inspector Panda has arrived! He’ll…um…solve everything!

Where is Babette taking them?

Cue the scary music!!!!

Oh no! What will happen next???? Toon in tomorrow!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Don’t Forget to Write!

Frank is off on his new adventure, to be the Practically Perfect in Every Way nanny, Beary Poppins, to the Xiang-Tian children! Will Frank be a match for those lovable scamps?

I guess we’ll see!

Don’t forget to write, and send food!

Frank is off on a new adventure!

Hey, did you vote yet? If you voted by mail and did NOT get a sticker, you could print this one:

Print your own “I Voted” sticker!

Meanwhile, Minch McTurtle and the complicit GOP Senate rushed to a vote to confirm a new, young, extremely conservative SCOTUS Justice, and then went on vacation till after the election, with nary a thought to and more COVID 19 relief packages. Vote them all out! They know they are losing so they took a big ūüí©on the carpet, on their way out the door.

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

The Panda Abides

Here we are: two weeks to the final day of voting. Can we even call it Election Day when early and mail-in voting lasts for weeks? No matter. At 8 PM PDT the last ballot will fall and we will see what we will see. While I know we are all hoping for results that night, and a decisive victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we might not know that night or for more than a week. We know the craziness of HWMNBN will ramp up, and we will have to endure further.

The only thing that keeps my fragile hold on my sanity is less than 10 pounds of baby panda, my created world of cartoon panda personalities, and of course all of you. Thanks for hanging in there, and for those of you who had to take a break, well, I hope you’ll wander back here at some point.

For now, writing and drawing ‘toons, making felty pandas, and working on a book project (more about that soon) is keeping me lightly tethered to the earth. Winter is setting in here, and the rain and dark are descending.

But it’s time for another installment of Beary Poppins! Huzzah!

Bears are VERY curious!

Be the Bear!
Don’t forget to VOTE!!!
Bob T Panda

More Crimes Against Bears!

Frank and Mikey are mad as heck and they’re not going to take it anymore. I actually saw an ad for a *cringe* *gasp* TRUMPY Bear (I kind of threw up a little bit as I wrote that!) which was much as you would imagine it. I poor little teddy bear in a ridiculous suit with bad hair. Maybe it didn’t have a suit, but it definitely had a ludicrously long red tie and bad hair.

There ought to be a law against desecrating bears! Ha ha! I suppose some people might think I desecrate bears too.

Read on after today’s toon for news of some special edition holiday pandas!

This is an even worse assault on bears than that bumper sticker was!

Halloween pandas have arrived!

Don’t wait to order these mysterious cuties! They’ll only be available through October. I’ll do my best to get them to you in time for the holiday, but to be sure to get them before the witching hour, order by September 15th. I’ll do them in order that I receive YOUR order, so please order through the form on the Buy Stuff With Pandas page.

Pretty scary, huh?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Do NOT Disrespect the Bears!!!!

Bears do NOT have things easy. For one thing there are not nearly the number of unattended picnic baskets left in easy reach of bears that there should be, and the dearth of unlocked cars with boxes of donuts left enticingly in plain view is just shocking. (Bears have an excellent sense of smell, you know.)

But the person who put a tRUmp sticker on the tracking collar of a black bear in Asheville, North Carolina has gone several steps too far. AS a spokes bear for the organization from Help Asheville Bears (HAB) said,¬†that the person responsible for the sticker placement had “apologized for their actions and promised not to have any contact with any bears in the future.”

One does wonder about the promise to “not have any contact with bears in the future”…

Surely they didn’t mean Frank and Mikey! Who could resist them?

Nobody could resist Frank or Mikey! Dis definitely will not stand!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Hey! it’s Six and Sebben’s Birthday today! Tune in on Sunday for all Six and Sebben, all the time! (Pinky MIGHT have hogged an extra¬†Sunday ‘toon round up!)

While we wait, here is a conversation that was overheard outside the playroom of Six and Sebben…

Sebben: it’s our birfday today! will we get cakes?
Six: well, it is my birfday an’ not yoors.
Sebben: what you mean it’s not my birfday? wee is twins
Six: dat’s just what mommee and daddee told yoo.
Sebben: well I get cake an’ pressies.
Six: no yoo don’t.
Sebben: I am gonna ask mommee.
Six: go ‘head. shee’ll tell yoo. she din’t want to tell yoo before, but no yoo are old enough to know
Sebben: know what?
Six: I can say no more
Sebben: MOMMEEEEEEE!!!! six is being meanie again!!!
Lun Lun: sigh…now what?

If You Think YOU’VE Been Roughing It, There Was Only ONE Olive in My Martini!

While we try to distract ourselves from the latest crime spree in the White House, let’s re-join Frank and Mikey as they explore the wild frontier in Yosemite National Park! Due to the reduced services, they could not get room service at The Ahwahnee Hotel! Oh the deprivation! No wonder animals are going wild!

(For what it’s worth, when I visited Yosemite a few years ago, our budget did not extend to staying at the Ahwahnee, but we did enjoy a drink at the bar, then watched outside as the moon rose over Half Dome.)

Meanwhile, Frank and Mikey adjust to the harsh realities of the wilderness experience!

Wild thing, I think I love you!

Run wild, run free, Frank and Mikey!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Call of the Wild

Some of the (few) uplifting stories of the coronavirus lockdown have been about animals doing things that they don’t normally get to do, in places that they normally don’t get to do them. From penguins visiting other exhibits in the aquarium, to pandas going walkabout in Copenhagen, at long last, wild animals got to reclaim the territory that was rightfully theirs, before people came and messed up the place!

Join Frank and Mikey as they reclaim their wild heritage!

Be a wild thing!

There’s more than one way to be the bear!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda