Category Archives: Inspector Panda

It’s Almost Time for…

We are in the tail end of September (How the heck did THAT happen????) which means that it’s almost October, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for our annual rebroadcast of The Wizard of Wu!!! Once upon a time, a long looooong time ago (when there were only 3 major networks to choose from!!!!) The Wizard of Oz was rebroadcast every year right around Halloween.

This was so long ago, that when I first started watching this movie, we only had a black and white TV, so even when they got to Oz, it was still all in black and white. Eventually we got a color TV and I was so excited to watch the annual encore presentation of The Wizard of Oz, because IT WAS GOING TO BE IN LIVING COLOR!!!! Imagine my surprise, when the first and last part WERE STILL IN BLACK AND WHITE!?!?!?!?!?!?!

WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K!!!!!!?????

I guess only Oz gets to be in color. Any of you who live in Kansas…is it still that way?

No matter…we just need to kill a little time until next Sunday when The Wizard of Wu will come to you in several parts, followed by A Halloween Carol (starring PINKY!!!!)

Let’s see what comes up from the archive wayback machine for today!

Will Bob ever learn NOT to turn his back on the panda kindergarten? No, we didn’t think so, either.
I have extra frosting!
another cartoon inspired by real news!
Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story
inspector panda and cuppycake pushers
Inspector Panda says, “Know the signs of cuppycake dependency”
Legalize cake today! Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.
yoga for pandas
All salute the sacred cuppycake!

A quick note about Fezbook: as you all know, on Fezbook, I am Bob T Panda, a claim I can not actually substantiate with any actual documentation. Should the powers that be ever find me out, or if I lose my account to some foul hacker, I will not be able to get my account back without revealing my true identity. I do not want to do this, since the powers that be have proved themselves to be soulless cretins who sell our private data to the highest bidder and allow actual trumpsters and fascists to spread misinformation and hateful rhetoric. If I should lose my account, I will not go back. You can always find me here or over on Twidder @pandachronicle

Stay tuned and have some frosting!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Dont; mind me, while I stress eat all of the Panda Scout cookies!

It’s Panda Scout Cookie time again!

Cuteness abounds!

On my honor, I will try…to eat as many cookies as I possibly can….

And who could forget the Meihem’s first Panda Scout cookie sale and what Pinky did?

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.

Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?

zoo atlanta, bao bao, national zoo

Time to call in …Inspector panda!

Mei xiang and bao bao try to cover up highway-gate

Inspector Panda is on the job!

“Hello, Bai Yun? this is Lun Lun…about that detective you suggested…”

…of course Boo-mints are pretty good too.

Inspector panda

Will the twins get a merit badge for their road trip? will Lun Lun fess up to where the girls are? will Inspector Panda get a clue, or at least more twitter followers. Stay tuned!

Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up

Oh, Pinky…what have you done?

Howdy, Mr Kitty, kindly tell us where a tired old cowpoke can get a boo beer and a cuppycake.

Also it is time to Fall Forward and Spring Back!

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday Gets Ready….

…for 31 Days of Pandas!!!!!

I am making a bit of a change to this years festivities, as with my various projects, I am a bit overloaded to do a new cartoon every day. (Booo! Hisss! Quiet in the cheap seats, you pandas!)

As you might remember, I am working on revising my story about Mr. Wu and Inspector Panda, where they are faced with a painting that may (or may not) have been stolen. Not to mention an international panda of mystery! Anyway, here is my plan for this year’s 31 Days of Pandas:

A new cartoon posted every Sunday, multiple episodes each day from some of my longer stories, and, sketches from my work in progress, staring the aforementioned Mr Wu in what I hope will be my first traditionally published middle grade graphic novel. But have no fear! Should the folks in trad. publishing say, “oh no! this is too weird! We can’t publish this! A Panda Detective? Bah, Humbug!” We will bring it to you as all the other Panda Chronicle books have been brought to you, via Leaping Panda Press! Huzzah!

So to get us off to a good start, here are the drawings that I have come up with so far, along with some colorful character sketches.

Yes, Mr. Wu gets to be the smart one!

Yes, Mr. Wu gets to be the smart one!

Hmmm...there is something familiar about this scene...

Hmmm…there is something familiar about this scene…

Mr Wu and Inspector Panda...a dapper duo, if I ever saw one!

Mr Wu and Inspector Panda…a dapper duo, if I ever saw one!

Babette, Minette, and several views of Mr Wu.

Babette, Minette, and several views of Mr Wu.

And because we need to laugh….

I really had no idea what she was up to.

“I didn’t know lawyers could run so fast” hahahahahahahaha!

Be the bear!
Bob T. Panda
Happy 31 Days of Pandas!

Oh yeah! and don’t forget to give the Gift of Pandas this year! Please visit my book page as well as my page on Fine Balance Images’ Gratitude Gallery, where you can buy beautiful full color reproductions of some of my favorite illustrations from Pandamorphosis. and for you black and white Friday special, don’t forget Pandyland, where you can buy “Vote for Bob” and “Pinky for President” gifts to delight your friends and family. Or buy them for yourself…I won’t tell.

31 Days of Pandas: Day 22


Babette has absconded with all the paintings that the panda kindergarten art historians had so painstakingly collected, taking off for parts unknown on the S.S. Tipandic. Will we ever see Babette or the paintings again? Hmmm…I think they (or at least Babette) may turn up sooner or later. Thus, The Case of The Picturesque Panda draws to a close. And because I have them done, and because I have an idea for the rest of 31 Days of Pandas, I give to you, as my little gift, both today’s as well as tomorrows episodes. Which means I have to get back to work to get tomorrow’s holiday extravaganza started.

Oh well…a panda satirist’s work is never done.

"hey boss, am I going to get paid for this?"  "Um...well, you are what is known as an unpaid intern."

“hey boss, am I going to get paid for this?”
“Um…well, you are what is known as an unpaid intern.”

Can you believe those Meihems? blaming everything on Pinky?

Can you believe those Meihems? Blaming everything on Pinky? At least the mystery of Mr. Wu’s tape has been solved.

Keep being the bear!
Bob T. Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 20!

Oh, this is getting so exciting! Here we are at day 20 of 31 Days of Pandas and only three more episodes of Inspector Panda’s mystery, The Case of the Picturesque Panda to come! I am on the edge of my seat!

Tomorrow’s post will include my Year in Review post, as well as the next episode of Inspector Panda, but now, let’s just sit on the edge of our seat, have a cuppycake, and get on with the show!

All right all you unruly little pandas! Be quiet for a minute!

All right all you unruly little pandas! Be quiet for a minute!

Hey…where DID Babette go?

I guess you’ll find out tomorrow.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

31 days of Pandas: Day 19

…and not only is it 31 Days of Pandas: Day 19, it is also Fabulous Furry Friday!  Huzzah! There are only a few more episodes of Inspector Panda’s first full length mystery, The Case of the Picturesque Panda, and I have a question for everyone.

What would you think if I released it as an e-book, as a short work all by itself? Would this be of interest to anyone? Write me in the comments as an informal poll. Eventually it will be published in an all Inspector Panda print book of the Panda Chronicles, but it will take a while before I have enough new Inspector Panda pages to do that.

Meanwhile, Babette is hatching the next part of her plan….

Getting out the back, Jack....

Getting out the back, Jack….

And meanwhile, on The Cuppycake Cookbook front, here is another version of the Princess Pinky Cuppycake!

Good enough for a princess to eat!

Good enough for a princess to eat!

Until tomorrow,
Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 17

Well, we are really getting down to the nitty gritty, aren’t we? Inspector Panda is in the home stretch of his first full length adventure and the cuppycakes are flying! Mr. Wu has found what is lost (though he still won’t tell us what’s the big deal about his little piece of tape.)

And now, on with the show, as 31 Days of Pandas presents the next episode of:

The Case of the Picturesque Panda!

Oh those Meihems!!!!!!

Oh those Meihems!!!!!!

You knew all the little pandas were going to get in a cuppycake brawl, didn’t you? Uh oh, Is pinky going for her magical wand? Stay tuned for tomorrows exciting episode of The case of the Picturesque Panda!

And now, a reminder from our sponsor…um…which is me, Bob T. Panda, reminding you that The Panda Chronicles books and Pandamorphosis make lovely holiday presents, so buy bunches of them and give them to everyone you know. And each of my books that you buy this months will help actual pandas, as I will be making a donation for each of my books sold during the month of December to Pandas International, which helps real pandas!

Don’t touch that dial! we’ll be back with more tomorrow!
Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 16

Late yesterday, so I could be early today. It’s always a juggling act trying to keep up with every day posting, especially after the events of the weekend. Living in a rural area, power outages are part of the package. Fortunately there are not nearly as many, nor do they usually last as long. Depending on where you live and the number of people affected, your power could be restored sooner or later. Mine just happened to be later this time.

OK, quit whining and give us some pandas. Okay! Okay! On with 31 Days of Pandas and the Case of the Picturesque Panda!

Uh oh, the panda kindergarten forgot to wear their seat belts.

Uh oh, the panda kindergarten forgot to wear their seat belts.

I just love drawing excited pandas! Well, time to get busy on tomorrow’s cartoon. This is getting really exciting!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 15

Yes, yes, you’re a Lebowski, I’m a Lebowski…so what? Oops. wrong line. I’m late, I’m late, so without any further ado…

Babette de Panda: I have got to get some new minions!

Babette de Panda: I have got to get some new minions!

Sometimes 31 Days of Pandas gets the better of me… Not to mention the power outage.
More tomorrow!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Day 11: 31 days of Pandas

The panda kindergarten (with the impressionable young Mr. Wu in tow) is speeding towards the exciting conclusion of The Case of the Picturesque Panda, but we are going to stretch this out a bit. BwaHaHa!!!!! And as one of our faithful readers has commented, “the only thing scarier than a panda driving a car and not looking where he’s going, is a panda driving a car not looking where he’s going and eating a cuppycake!”

So, on with the show! Not to mention, 31 Days of Pandas!

Look out for that car!

Look out for that car!

Don’t you hate it when the driver turns around to talk to someone in the car while they are speeding down the…um…sidewalk?

See you tomorrow for the Friday cliffhanger. Bwahahahaha!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda