Category Archives: Sunday Funday

July is the birthday month for the Real Wu Self and the Meihems!

…and a bunch of other pandas besides!

And it’s Sunday Funday, once again unless of course you are one of the many people and animals that are traumatized by loud exploding things going off in your neighborhood. They never seemed to both Mehitabel all that much, but I hate them. Mostly I worry that a stray firework will set the tinder dry woods on fire. Why the rights of people to blow things up and terrify animals and people with PTSD is more more important than my right not to be terrorized by fire and noise, I’ll never know.

But let’s have some pandas, and maybe we can ignore everything beyond our (closed) windows! 

Should Pandas pay their own way?

Did I mention that we’ve launched project #3 in the Panda Pin Project? I DIDN’T???? Well then!

The Wu the Pirate patch! approx size 3.5″ tall Check it out here!

What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!

what will the panda kindergarten do next?

Isn’t tomorrow Panada Day?

Oh Panada, Oh Panada, how tasty are your maple leaves….

Huzzah for Rumpy Dog!

And it’s almost time for the Tour d’ France!

Sometimes real life news stories make it Just. Too. Easy

Don’t forget to check out the Mr. Wu Pin Kickstarter Project!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Kitty Sue and the Three Pandas

Once upon a time, three pandas lived a quiet life in the forest…

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This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!

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What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…

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In a cabin in the woods…

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These guys are so full of themselves!

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unhand…um…unpaw that cuppycake!

what fresh horror

…and she ate the just right cuppycake all up!

boundary issues

unauthorized search and seizure is SOOOO tiring!

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UNHAND MR. BUN THIS INSTANT!

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Is this episode exciting? you bet it is!

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The discovery of the terrible crime in the pandas’ house…

And now, for some alternative facts!

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Pandas are very misunderstood, in so many ways….

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What a lovely day for the 3 pandas to relax at home!

(In case you were confused about the ending, in the words of Dee Martin Wintle: They ate Kitty Sue!!!!!)

Happy Solstice, everyone, no matter which hemisphere you’re in!

Be da Bear
Bob T Panda

Get ready for Mr. Wu!

In about a week and a half, I will hopefully be ready to launch another Kickstarter project! This time it is all about the Wu Self and of course, the pandy kindy! If you missed your chance to get Ping Ping and Bubba’s pins, don’t despair! I have more pins available! Those who ordered through my Kickstarter project are already starting to receive their pins! It makes me happy to think of Bubba and Ping hopping out of the envelope and racing around your houses. They’ll be hungry, so be sure to have some cuppycakes on hand!

But now, let’s get on with the Wu self! Huzzah!

And I bet you are happy to see that Little Mr. Wu is safe and sound!

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

An explorer’s work is never done.

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

I really love this one of Mr. wu getting yelled at by Bai Yun . 🙂

We’re in for it now, Binky!

Xiao Liwu gets a bath

Are you SURE you weren’t in an earlier scene?

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

He who laughs last, laughs…um…last.

Of course, these stories and more are all in Book 4 of the Panda Chronicles, The Book of Wu!

If you missed the chance to get pins via Kickstarter:

How to order pins

Did you miss your chance to order your pins through my Kickstarter project? Here is the information, as well as simple steps to order yours!

Available pins: ($15 each)

Bubba
Ping Ping
Pinky (very limited quantities)

Available Patches: ($12 each)
Bubba and friends (somewhat limited quantities)

Shipping costs:
USA: $5
Canada: $10
Everywhere else: $15

Step 1: Whaddya want?
name and quantity of pins and patches

Step 2: email me at yourbrainonpandas@gmail.com and tell me:
what you want
where to mail them to (your address)
confirm items and costs

Step 3: Pay via PayPal
My PayPal address is:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/annebelov
I think you can pay from other countries (several people have done this)

If you are in the US, you can ask about payment by check in your email.

The picture under the headline “Buy a Panda a Cuppycake,”  of the panda in the bowler hat is a link that will also take you to my PayPal thingie.

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

It’s Sunday Funday Again! Nobody Expects the Panda Kindergarten!

I’m all ready to send more panda goodness out into the world on Tuesday! The lists have been checked (multiple times) forms for overseas packages filled out, packages labeled and sealed! Summer feels like it is already here, in the great Northwest, which makes me want to go outside!

The panda kindergarten is getting ready for summer vacation and the pandas who are graduating from the Putting Pandas to Work program are prepared to take their new positions!

Let’s take the wayback machine to see what the panda kindergarten has gotten up to over the years….

2009 panda kindergarten class

Panda Kindergarten halloween party

Trick or Trick!!!!!!!

The panda Kindergarten in the panda clan tartan

This is going to have to be a patch at some point!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

The panda kindergaten knows where you live.

Nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to straighten up the panda kindergarten.

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

panda poetry slam

The cake abides….

Panda On!
Bob T panda

What’s a Sunday for, if not for Pandas?

I just received an email yesterday, with pictures of the Bubba and Ping pins, which have just landed at Pin Game Strong. I’ll have them in my hot liddle paws by the end of next week, and then packaged and off to YOU, the following week! Read on to see the pictures they sent me of the pins!

But meanwhile, since this is Bubba’s turn at fame (settle down, Pinky!) …(oh and don’t forget Ping!) It only seems fair that we feature some of Bubba’s ‘toons from the archive this week!

Get your bowl of frosting, sit back, and enjoy the show. We’ll head back to the fight for Democracy tomorrow!

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Feed me, Mama!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

See? I told you it was broken!

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Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?

Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!

And because you’ve been so supportive (not to mention patient…)

The Bubba and his friends patch!

yes! This is the actual pin!

Don’t forget Ping Ping!…Ping!

 

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

PS: Did you miss our Kickstarter? Do you mebbee want some pins and patches? Stay tuned! There will be opportunities to catch up in the next round of pins later this month!

Bears Behaving Badly

Well, that headline could include just about anything with the panda kindergarten, or true stories with bears. (Not to mention Princess Pinky!!! Need I say more?) Several of my very alert readers, Sarajane E. and Barbara B. sent me a link to this story about an entire family of bears behaving badly! Hmmm…I wonder if Frank and Mikey were the bears involved? Stay tuned! I’m sure that is soon to be a story that ZooNooZ will be covering!

Let’s take a look in the way back machine at what naughty pandas have been up to!

You can’t be too careful!

Ha ha! Here’s a toothbrush!

Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!!!

Speaking of being mauled by bears…

panda bites man who hugged him

“I felt so violated!”

Do we have to count panda adoption fees?

Huzzah! More Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!

The Scottish pandas

Save some pie for me!

The panda kindergaten knows where you live.

See? It’s not JUST Pinky who behaves badly!!!!

Be the (bad) Bear!
Bob T Panda

And speaking of Bridgegate…

Oh! Were we? There was recent news about the scandal with the folks over in New Jersey (The Sopranos State!) and how maybe somebody closed a bunch of lanes of the Fort Lee Bridge back in 2013. They basically (successfully, although not necessarily truthfully) pinned the deed on one of the governor’s trusted staffers (a woman, surprise, surprise) and of course, she is going down for the deed, although she’s still fighting. I say good for her.

The original news story inspired this series of ‘toons, starring young Pinky and the Meihems! Enjoy!

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.

The end!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Sunday Funday(?????)

With all the news in the news, it’s hard to feel like having fun, but that is what we must do if we are to survive the current madness of “King” Donald. Apparently, He just found out that 4th of July is a holiday, and he “came up with” a great idea for the day.

I hope he doesn’t make attendance mandatory.

reality

Do we HAVE to go?

Meanwhile, out in California…

Yun Zi leaves for China

There’s no place like home…

Yun Zi leaves his San Diego Home for China

Leaving the nest is never easy.

mr wu speaks out.

Is this a personality or what?

annoyed moviegoer allegedly shoots two for texting in movietheater

Don’t try this at home….

Don’t you just wish Fezbook would quit changing things?

Don’t Touch My Stuff! (this means you, Gail.)

Meanwhile, in Kickstarter land, I’ve ordered pins and patches and will get the backer surveys out next week! Huzzah! I bet Pinky will be so happy when Bubba and Ping arrive!

Stay safe and make sure you don’t have a humor deficit!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Missing Wu…

Mr. Wu was the first baby panda I watched from birth. The following year I watched as the Meihems, and then Pinky were born, but Wu will always be the cubby of my heart. I hope that I get to visit him in China, but sometimes it is hard to track specific pandas. You think they are going to be one place, and then you go, and they have been moved, sometimes the day before.

I know I’ll recover. There are more panda cubbies to watch and love, but they won’t be the Wu Self.

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

Please refer any questions to Mr Wu’s legal team.

Are you now, or have you ever been a panda?

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Princess Pinky is drawing a line in the sandbox.

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/

Don’t believe EVERYTHING the panda kindergarten says!

Meanwhile, we wrapped up our successful Bubba and Ping Pin project over on Kickstarter last week! They just celebrated their 10th anniversary last week as well! Follow the link to see some of the amazing projects the’ve done over the years. I’m proud of all the projects I’ve done there, since my first one in 2012. While they have all been modest projects, relatively speaking, they have been significant to me, in the support I received and what I was able to do with it.

Thanks to all of you who supported me, I was able to:
* Travel to Italy for an egg tempera workshop in 2012
* Publish the very first collection of the Panda Chronicle ‘toons in 2012
* Publish Pandamorphosis in 2014
* Travel to China to see pandas (including actual Pinky) and create a series of artworks on my return in 2017
* Create the first of the Pin series (Starring Pinky!!!!!) in 2019
* Create the second Pin project with Bubba and Ping Ping;  in 2019

Thank you all for being the bears!
Bob T Panda

 

More Mr. Wu for You! WooHoo!

If this was Wednesday, it could be Mr. Wu Wednesday again. (Remember those?) But for now, we continue with our trip down memory lane, revisiting Mr. Wu’s greatest hits. The San Diego Zoo posted a compilation video of his first 12 or so well-baby-panda exams, which had inspired this ‘toon:

Everybody say SQUEEEEEEEE!

Dose gurls just wanted to has dere way wif wu!

But no sooner does Mr. Wu get out of mom jail after the airplane affair….(see last Sunday’s Wu toons!)

Fanmail from some Flounder?

This was the first story I did that got people upset. As if I would let anything REALLY bad happen to the Wu Self!

Voices in the night, a ladder, a letter…adios…

“Are we there, yet?”

This is a case for…Inspector Panda!

Never, never get in a car with the Panda Kindergarten!

Mysteriouser and mysteriouser!

This must be the place!

Tune (‘toon?) in next Sunday for the next installment of wu’s exciting story!

 

By the way, we are doing great over at our Bubba Pin Kickstarter project! If you haven’t been checking in, both the Ping Ping Pin (say that fast three times) and the Bubba and his Friends patch are now both available.

3″ embroidered patch with Bubba and his friends! only an additional $12!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda