Category Archives: Inspector Panda

Recap#10 PandaWriMo approaches!

Yes, it is the month we all wait for all year long, Panda Satire Writing Month, also known as PandaWriMo or 31 Days of Pandas! Huzzah! It is the month when all panda satire writers (I’m sure there must be others, aren’t there?) pull out all the stops and it’s panda, panda, panda all month long.

But before we bring you the next episode of The Case of the Picturesque Panda, we’d like to bring to your attention again, that next Tuesday (one week from today, in fact) has been declared “Giving Tuesday” (don’t ask me who declared this…probably the Associated Amalgamation of Organizations) and our charity of choice is Pandas International. (well, duh!) Buy any of our Panda Chronicle series books or Pandamorphosis from Amazon, and for each book purchased on Tuesday, we will donate $1 to Pandas International.

Because (wait for it) without pandas, there could be no panda satire.

And now, on with our story!

And who gave Pinky her wand back?

And who gave Pinky her wand back?

Does Pinky know too much?

Does Pinky know too much?

You just knew that Princess Pinky would weasel her way into this story, didn’t you? Well, you have not seen the last of Pinky! We will finish our recap this week on Friday and on Sunday bring you a brand new cartoon (I swear!) and so begins PandaWriMo! Huzzah!

Until tomorrow,

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Recap # 9: Our story so far

Oh we are getting close to the beginning of 31 days of Pandas and…um…I am hoping to have a spurt of energy in the next couple days…Hmmmm….we’ll see how I do.

Meanwhile, here is the next recap of our story so far.

Will Mr. Wu be safe with the panda kindergarten? And just what's with that tape, anyway?

Will Mr. Wu be safe with the panda kindergarten? And just what’s with that tape, anyway?

See you tomorrow!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Recap#8 & Fabulous Furry Friday

Huzzah! It is Fabulous Furry Friday as we continue with the next recap of The Case of the Picturesque Panda, in this run up to PanDaWriMo, otherwise known as 31 Days of Pandas!

Our Story so far….

The panda kindergarten arrives on the scene, and...

The panda kindergarten arrives on the scene, and…

Not the tape!!!!!!

Not the tape!!!!!!

Could that be the mysterious Babette de Panda? What does she want with Wu's tape?

Could that be the mysterious Babette de Panda? What does she want with Wu’s tape?

Oh no! Not Mr. Wu’s tape!!!! And now it’s FRIDAY and we won’t continue the story until MONDAY!!!!???!!! What ever will we do on the weekend? (And did you notice Mehitabel in her cameo role as Babette’s driver?)

Well, if you’ve been a clever bear, you will have a collection of all five of The Panda Chronicles books, and you will have pandas to spare to get you through the weekend. Word to the wise, and all that. In the meantime, we hope to have a brand new cartoon on Sunday. See you then!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Recap #7: Inspector Panda Presents….

And continuing with our story…

I have this strange sense of deja vu...

I have this strange sense of deja vu…

Hey! Are we being followed?

Hey! Are we being followed?

More art historical references, of course!

More art historical references, of course!

What’s next for our intrepid duo? Tune in tomorrow!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Recap #6: The plot thickens…

Inspector Panda is in for it now! Babette has him hooked into her story, for better or worse. Thank goodness Mr Wu has a level head on his shoulders.

The search for clues begins...

The search for clues begins…

...but Mr Wu still has a lot to learn when it comes to detecting.

…but Mr Wu still has a lot to learn when it comes to detecting.

Stay tuned to this very space, as we bring you up to date with Inspector Panda’ latest case, The Case of the Picturesque Panda, as we get ready for 31 Days of Pandas when our story will continue.

And for fans of Pandamorphosis, my print gallery through Fine Balance Imaging is finally up and running and ready to take orders for exceedingly fine quality giclee printed posters of some of your favorite images from Pandamorphosis!

sm pandamorphisis poster 1  Here are two of my faves!sm pandamorphosis poster 4

So what are you waiting for? Bring pandas home today!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Recap #5 The Case of the Picturesque Panda

Oh that Babette! She thinks she has Inspector Panda wrapped around her dainty little paw. Mr. Wu remains skeptical, while Inspector Panda…well, let’s just say Inspector Panda has his work cut out for him.

Our story continues:

"fuggedabout the bleeping tape!"

“fuggedabout the bleeping tape!”

Oh that Babette!

Oh that Babette!

Inspector Panda: the bear with the clues...

Inspector Panda: the bear with the clues…

Stay tuned! There are mysteries to be solved, and cookies to eat. Cuppycakes must factor into this somehow, don’t you think?

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Recap #4 The Inspector Panda Saga Continues!

Oh yes, here we are at last. This changing time zones is for the birds. Or the bears.  Okay, maybe not bears.

Be sure to check out last weeks’ posts if you are still catching up!

I don't know about you, but I think this document is VERY suspicious!

I don’t know about you, but I think this document is VERY suspicious!

Mr Wu observes an interesting detail....

Mr Wu observes an interesting detail….

Mr Wu is still skeptical of Babette's story...

Mr Wu is still skeptical of Babette’s story…

Sorry to panda and run, but I’m still catching up on sleep. Bears…hibernation…you know the drill.

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Recap #3: The Inspector Panda Mysteries

We’re back with the next recap of The Case of the Picturesque Panda, Inspector Panda’s latest (and hopefully more successful than his other) case. Starting with Wednesday’s post, the recaps will run Monday through Friday, taking the weekends off, as we prepare for 31 Days of Pandas, aka PanDaWriMo.

But first, I want to share another Kickstarter project that the Panda Advisory Board thinks worthy of your attention.  When I was doing my Kickstarter project to bring you the first volume of The Panda Chronicles: Your Brain on Pandas, there was another project that was on at about the same time, which I backed. It was the Kerfluffles Marshmallow projects, and as a bear who enjoys sweet treats, the idea of homemade fluffy goodness was too much for a panda to resist. Plus, when I commented on the project, using my pandy persona, Spring revealed her daughter’s fondness for pandas, they supported my project, and another pandy connection was formed.

Kickstarter, at it’s best, is not only a way to raise money for a project. It can also create connections, loyal fans and followers, and maybe even lifelong community among creative folks.  I like to share my most favorite projects with those who have supported me, when I think the project is something special. I especially like to share these worthy projects when the project creator is extraordinary as well. The Gamer Fuel Cookbook is one of these projects.

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Spring Barnickle and her husband and family created the Kerfluffles Marshmallow project. It was meant to be a modest project, only planning to raise a small amount of money, to test the waters for a home grown business. Instead of raising $2,000 with a few hundred supporters, the project raised over $100,000, with over 2600 supporters. Huzzah, you might think, right?

Not so fast, my panda compadres!

The tsunami of backers changed the entire scale of the endeavor. Instead of a product fulfillment that could have been accomplished in a couple of weeks in a rented commercial kitchen, suddenly it was a full scale business needing a commercial space, specialized equipment, employees, permits, food handling inspections, and god knows what else. It also changed, because of many more fluffy delectable marshmallows to produce and ship, the expected delivery dates.

Most of their backers were understanding. “Hey, whenever they get here will be fine” was my feeling. A few unhappy vocal backers were not so understanding, and every time I read a comment from one of these people, it was all I could do to restrain myself from..um…being a bear and ripping them a new one.

But they got their kitchen up and running, their website was beautiful, and fluffy nuggets of goodness were flowing out into the world.

Then disaster struck. A fire in another part of the commercial building destroyed the entire structure, destroying everything they had worked for. Everything was gone.

Having lived through a fire myself, I remember the feelings of desolation and hopelessness. But these are not the kind of people that will remain defeated. No, like a phoenix they are rising from the ashes with their love of food, creativity, and might I add, pandas, to create The Gamer Fuel Cookbook project. I hope you’ll check it out and join me in supporting them.

And now, how about some pandas!

Oh, that Mr Wu is a clever little bear! Is Madame du Panda trying to pull a fast one?

Oh, that Mr Wu is a clever little bear! Is Madame du Panda trying to pull a fast one?

Is this plot thickening, or what?

Is this plot thickening, or what?

Huzzah! We will return Sunday with either the next installment or a new cartoon. Depends on how long I can stay awake. :o)

And if you are wishing that you could have pandas at your fingertips anytime, day or night, do check out our The Panda Chronicles: The Books page! There you will find all FIVE volumes of the Panda Chronicles plus Pandamorphosis! Huzzah!

Have a Fabulous Furry Friday, and get ready for more from Inspector Panda! Huzzah!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Day 2 of Inspector Panda Recap

Oh boy, PanDaWriMo (the event formerly known as 31 days of Pandas) is about to begin on December 1st!

Huzzah!

I can now reveal that Bob and Babette’s top-secret mission to meet with another set of international pandas has reached it’s successful conclusion. The dynamic duo paid a visit to Hao Hao and Xing Hui of the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium’s beautiful countryside. You can even follow them on Twitter @XingHuiHaoHao How cool is that? The top secret meeting went well, other than the fact that Babette got a little huffy because she is French, and well, that’s just what Babette does, nes’t pas?

And now, on to the next re-cap of The Case of the Picturesque Panda (see yesterday’s post for the re-cap beginning!) (pretend you are listening to noir detective music intro now)

...and so the story begins...

…and so the story begins…

...of a young panda's arrival in France, and all that followed...

…of a young panda’s arrival in France, and all that followed…

Why DOES Mr Wu have a piece of tape on his right ear?

Why DOES Mr Wu have a piece of tape on his right ear?

Let's see who stayed awake during art history classes!

Let’s see who stayed awake during art history classes!

Oh boy! this is really getting exciting now! I can hardly wait till PanDaWriMo begins! Huzzah!

Be the bear,
Bob T. Panda

Inspector Panda is getting ready…

…for 31 days of Pandas, and we thought that we would start the daily panda-ing a little early, so you would be up to date with the story so far….

So, let’s start at the very beginning of…

Inspector Panda and the Case of the Picturesque Panda

If "trouble" ever had a proper name, that name is Babette de Panda...

If “trouble” ever had a proper name, that name is Babette de Panda…

When a panda has a problem, you know where to turn...Inspector Panda, I presume.

When a panda has a problem, you know where to turn…Inspector Panda, I presume.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda