Category Archives: the essential pandaness of being

You can’t have Zooms without Zoo!

Yes, we are all chomping at the bit to get back to real life with real people (or maybe not! Some of us have realized that not interacting in person is not all bad!) But why should people have all the Zooms? A Czech zoo decided to give it’s inhabitants a treat. And what penguin wouldn’t want to get a little culture?

I hope the penguins remembered to take all their fish with them!

Zoom you later!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

If I could turn back time…

Some comics let their characters age, grow, get old disappear, add new characters as the older characters end their story lines. Some comics keep their characters in a state of suspended animation. Calvin remained six for all 10 years of Calvin and Hobbes. I’ve done a bit of the combination of the two, freezing characters at the age that is most conducive to the story lines that I have created.

Pandas come, and sometimes they go (Yun Zi, who really only appeared as a foil to young Mr. Wu, left for China as part of a story line) but mostly, I’ve left Princess Pinky, Bubba, the Meihems, and Six and Sebben as perennial pre-teens because that’s where my mind finds the most fertile story telling. And of course now there is Bikkie!

But now that the real life Pinky Boo Boo has had a cubby, it is very enticing to imagine that Pinky will now be on the receiving end of everything she has put her mother through. But I’m not ready to give up on Pinky as a small panda princess, intent on world domination. Therefore, I’m working on one of those dream sequence story lines, where for now, Pinky and Pinky Junior will exist only in Pinky’s dreams, at least for now!

So, let’s remember everything we love about Pinky! #Clap Louder!

Princess Pinky paper doll
Princess Pinky and her very first tutu, gifted to her by her big brother Tai Shan!
Bao bao changes panda cub gender
Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.
Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions
You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….
Bao Bao is unhappy
Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?
Never say “No” to a Pinky!
Easter
A tiskitt a taskitt , a great big wheelie basket!

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it was a happy one!

Be the Bear!
#ClapLouder
Bob T Panda

Who are YOU calling a fool, April?

While it is a relief to have someone I can call “President” unironically, I still am traumatized enough by my memories of the former guy that every time I hear a phrase that includes “The White House” or “POTUS” I have a momentary flood of dread until I remember that Joe Biden is President and that he is doing what needs to be done to get this country back on track.

That all is not well, that Asian Americans are being targeted and attacked, that a 17 year old girl had the courage and foresight to film a police attack on an unarmed man, I still can’t rest easily.

But we have survived another month! More people are getting vaccinated and I will hold onto the hope that gives me. I really hope I can visit Bikkie and his parents this fall. That is just one of my hopes.

Meanwhile, Bob and Mehitabel try to figure out what’s real and what’s an April Fools Joke!

Poor Bob! What do you do when every thing that’s true seems like a prank?

Can we skip the April Showers and go straight to the flowers?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Don’t You Want Somebody to Hug…

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Isolated in our pandemic quarantine quarters, zooming with friends or for work or for school. Only now, as vaccines are happening, are (some) people coming cautiously out of their dens…

Except of course for the morons who just can’t stay out of crowded bars and other places, and have been spreading viruses around like penny candy at a parade…

Meanwhile, some enterprising farms have a solution for that profound feeling of isolation we are all feeling…

Personally, I think the cows should get at least SOME of the money!

Okay…so I’m starting to get used to this new editing format, but I don’t like it yet.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Sunday Pandas!

Once again, The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire brings you your Sunday Round up of Panda ‘Toons!

It’s that Time of Year Again!

Tax
The only sure things are Pandas and taxes.
Taxes
Uh oh…it’s the Pinky Revenue Service!
I guess Pinky and the GOP have something in common, as much as it pains me to say…
Clear as mud!
truth
Foxxy “News” lies like a rug.
truth
Pandas COULD bite your head off if they really wanted to.
When the truth is found… to beeee lies….

Remember to Buy Stuff with Pandas!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Spring is in the Air

I’m still getting the hang of this new block(head) editor. I’m sure it is a good thing…now if I can just figure out how to do everything I need to do.

Speaking of doing things, I made some Easter Pandas! They’ll be available to order for a limited time.

The Easter Pandas! $42 plus the usual shipping charges. Maybe they will come with some tiny Easter eggs if I can find appropriate baskets!

So how about some ‘toons!

What’s Black and White and carries cuppycakes in a basket?
Your marketing team is just as important as your writing!
Oh, Bob, you didn’t really say that, did you?
And look who Bob’s suspension replacement is! Huzzah!
And now…going for the gold!!!

Well, I’m still finding my way around here, so that’s all for today. I’m still having trouble with the links to the new ‘toon post loading correctly when the link gets shared, but the general website address seems to work okay. So sharing on Twidder and fez book will be somewhat more erratic.

Till later…

Buy Stuff with pandas and Be the Bear!

Bob T Panda!

The best thing that could happen today would be this:

The worst thing that could happen today would be an encore presentation of an armed insurrection at the Capitol, so maybe let’s do this instead:

Watching the Panda Cam is BEARY relaxing!!!!

Is there anything more fun than watching Bike play wit Mommee or even just roll around in the den by himself?

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Don’t forget! all felty orders during the month of March (known by millions as the Panda Season of Love and Panda Scout cookie month!) get a free roll of Panda Season of Love Washi tape! Huzzah!

We are in The Panda Season of LOOOOOVE!

It’s that time of year again when a panda’s thoughts turn too…um…what was it they turn to?

Oh yeah! Romance! It’s the Panda Season of Love!

Since it’s the Panda Season of Love, all felty panda orders in the month of March will have a bonus of a roll of Panda Season of Love Washi tape!

Tape is about 1 1/8″ wide and rolls are about 10 YDs long. Shows brighter here than it is.

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

I just love the cub reporter.

Love in the Time of Mittens (which, quite frankly, is a lot like the time of cholera)

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

A bear by any other name, would still smell pretty funky.

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Six More Weeks of Procrastination!

Yes, once again, it’s Groundhog’s Day and we have another visit from Punxsutawney Phil. I’m pretty sure I misspelled Punxsutawney in my ‘toon, but there is only so much room and just maybe it is a DIFFERENT Phil from a DIFFERENT small town in Pennsylvania. As luck would have it, Eastern PA is currently being buried under a s**t pile of snow, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Phil will think we are going to have six more weeks of winter, whether he sees his shadow or not.

Here, for your enjoyment, are several haikus extolling the joys of winter:

Still sleeting out there
Maybe it will never stop
It will always sleet

A half inch of sleet
Will make my shoveling harder
F**k this stupid storm

On further review
It is also still sleeting
WTF weather?

Thanks to our guest poet, who did not give me permission to share her poems. 🙄 Thanks Cami!

And now, Live on ZooNooZ, our interview with Punxsutawney Phil!

Punxatawny, Punxsutawney…what’s a few letters between friends?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

In case you missed Phil’s visit last year…

Phil is kind of excitable, isn’t he?

31 Days of Pandas: Day 25

Yes, it’s time to gather around the tree, with some cuppycakes and hot cocoa, while we sing…

The 12 Days of Crispmoss!

feel free to sing along.

I can’t hear anyone singing…..

I swear, I had nothing to do with Pinky’s let night sit in.

four pandas sneaking…

…and a Pinky in a Hemlock tree!

FIIIIIVE cuppycakes!

whew!

HOW many more days are there?

whew!

Oh no! Not again!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

No WONDER I didn’t get any presents!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

OOOOO! Pinky is a star!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

On the twelfth day of Crisp-Moss, My Panda cam Did See….

MX: no, Pinky, you may NOT have a Bamboo-tini!

I can’t hear you….

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

Everybody sing!

 

Be sure to ‘toon in to the Beary Poppins recap, starting tomorrow!

Ho Ho Ho
Bob T Panda