Funny thing.. I had already done the new ‘toon and then set up Sunday’s encore presentations of previous presentations of Pinky’s resolutions. I guess there was a reason this year’s ‘toon almost wrote itself…
For comparison, here is the 2021 version!
Maybe Mommee uploaded this year’s resolutions to last year’s iPand mini!
Keeping my pseudo thumbs crossed that 2022 is a much better year for all of us!
We thought this would be a better year than 2020…ha ha…joke’s on us! Sigh…we did get the vaccine, but thanks to certain people who were all in on “personal bodily autonomy” (for this, anyway) who yelled (often right in people’s faces) “MY FREEDUMB!!!!” we have had to cope with ever more contagious and more deadly mutations of the virus. Probably the next one will spread just by reading about it on the inter webs.
But here we are. We have (hopefully) survived (this far). We will be back in the new year with more panda satire and more pandas to introduce. Bebe Maurice’s tiny sisters Fleur and Snowy will be making their debut in these pages. We will have our annual Year in Review where we look back at the ‘toons of last year. It’s always very interesting (to me, anyway) to see what ‘toons leap out at me as the most consequential or interesting or funny.
There is another Olympics for the pandas to compete in. They kind of missed this year’s Olympics, not really remembering that it was happening at all. But this is the Winter Olympics, and those are the Olympics that pandas like best!
The New Year is the Year of the Tiger, and Pinky is ready for it! Don’t tell Mommee, okay? Pinky has an upcoming campaign to start raising money for, so fire up the selfies with tigers! Really, don’t tell Mommee about this!
And now, let’s see what New Year’s Eve has in store for us at the Panda House…
And because it is still one of my favorite New Year’s Eve ‘toons…
Sigh…remember when we thought that once Mittens lost, we would be rid of him? This ‘toon was written before the attempted overthrow of the government on January 6th.
I hope everyone had at least some joy over the recent holidays. It’s been a really hard year for most of us, and very terrible bad year for others. While some of us had the privilege to hide out from the day to day perils and anxieties, others were out on the front line, doing the work that needs to be done.
Many people are saying that The Panda Chronicles helps them get through the insanity that surrounds us, and I am so happy that I can do something useful from my fortress of solitude! I hope that I can keep writing and drawing about my favorite pandas far into the future! Thanks to all of you who cheer me on and find my panda ‘toons funny. Who would have guessed?
Tomorrow we return to The Bears of the Baskervilles. It’s been long enough since the last episode appeared here, that I thought it would be a good idea to start from the beginning. For the next 4 days, I’ll recap the earlier ‘toons, ending with the exciting ending/new ‘toons from the story. Huzzah!!!!
Snow and cold temperatures arrived here last night, so since I am stuck on my snowy hill, I guess I’ll get some work done!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right! It’s 31 Days of Pandas! Everyone’s favorite month of Panda satire! Make some poppy corn, brew up some cocoa (maybe Sister Mary Fluffy’s secret recipe!) and get ready to enjoy some panda satire every day of the month!
Before we get into our Holiday Classics Encore Presentations, we have one more episode of Bears of the Baskervilles! There will be more later this month, but in the meantime, get ready to enjoy some of your favorite ‘toon stories!
Before we fully dive into 31 Days of Pandas, we have a couple more episodes of Bears of the Baskervilles! I’m going to run them today (Tuesday) and then tomorrow (Day 1 of 31 Days of Pandas) and then we will go into our 31 Days of Pandas programming, while I figure out…um…I mean FINISHBears of the Baskervilles. Then I will do a full recap of B of the B towards the end of the month, so it’s not too confusing as I cut in and out of other stories.
Because after 12 years of doing The Panda Chronicles, I have more than a couple holiday stories!
We have many new readers, and those who have been around for lots of this panda journey enjoy seeing them again!
So, here we go with episode 9 of …
Bears of the Baskervilles!!!!
Be sure to ‘toon in tomorrow for ANOTHER episode, and day 1 of 31 Days of Pandas!
That’s why everyone likes December, am I right? Daylight losing time means by the 21st it will be getting dark by 3:30, and the depths of darkness by 4. Sigh… at least after the Solstice, the days will start increasing in length! Huzzah!
While we wait for the pandas to prepare, here’s another story taking place in the Panda House! (With a little panda who may be there or not!)
I bet you want to see the finished Pawrtrait
Time to start getting ready for 31 Days of Pandas!