Category Archives: Travels of Mini Bob

Day 15: 31 Days of Pandas

It is the Ides of December. Not a good thing in March, and doubly worse in December, as we move towards the Solstice and the darkest day of the year. (One could make the argument that November 8th was the darkest day of…um….the century, but I digress.) But we are just about half-way through 31 Days of Pandas! Tomorrow we will rejoin our holiday classic, It’s a WUnderful Life! Huzzah! But now, we join Mini Bob as he takes a quiet moment to contemplate a card sent by his good friend, the Emperor Pew Panda.

What does that card say, huh, Petit Robear?


Mini Bob enjoys a quiet moment of reflection.

Hey! Did you know you can buy original cartoons here? if you are looking for a gift for a special someone (like…um…yourself) consider owning an original cartoon, complete with partially unearned pencil lines, and all ink splatters. Any cartoon (not already sold) that has already appeared in one of my Panda Chronicles Books is available for sale, so check your books and find your favorite! Just send me a message via the contact form and we’ll work it out!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Day 14: 31 Days of Pandas

Here we are, almost halfway through 31 Days of Pandas! I have been saving this picture for a while, because I wanted to share it on a day when we all need a little lift, and I think the time is now.

One of the most favorite things about my recent trip to London, maybe destined to be my favorite experience in my entire life, was getting to see original sketches, up close and personal in the Victoria and Albert Museum study room. I first found out that a person could actually call up the museum and make an appointment, and tell them, “I would like to see this…” and they would say yes, and then you would do it –  from reading this blog post.

Since I have loved Winnie the Pooh from the time we first met, and that the original drawings by Earnest H. Shepard made me want to be an artist, the idea that I could hold one of his drawings in my hands was something I never thought was possible.

Of course, Mini Bob went along on my visit to the study room, and wanted his picture taken.

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Mini Bob, hanging out with Pooh Bear and thinking about a snack

Can you believe they let Mini Bob get this close to an original pencil sketch?

But now, without further folderol, here is today’s ‘toon, where we see the aftermath of Bubba’s overindulgence in cuppycakes, not to mention what a good mom Mei Xiang is….

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Oh come on…hasn’t that ever happened to you? One minute there are two dozen cuppycakes just sitting there, and the next minute they’re gone?

Panda On
Bob T. Panda

By the way, several people were asking for a poster of Yoga for Pandas. I designed one, but when I went to Cafe Press, where I sell products with my pandas on them, I found that they did not have a good size of posters. But having designed the graphic, I though I would put it on a few other items, while I search around for another way to make posters available. Here’s one of them, and you can see the others here. I’m still working on some Bubba things. sorry not to have them in time for Christmas, but there you have it.

Day 13: 31 Days of Pandas

OO OO OO! I just love it! It is Day 13 of 31 Days of Pandas!!!! 13:31! It’s reversible. Okay, okay, I’ll stop being a silly goose about numbers. But did I mention that yesterday was Six and Seven’s hundredth day birthday? They got their names yesterday and they are Ya Lun and Xi Lun so now they can have the nickname the LUNatics!!! Goes with Meihem, right?

Meanwhile, Mini Bob is on the move…

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Mini Bob has an unerring eye for a cool set of wheels.

Meanwhile life in the real world gets weirder and weirder. I don’t have the illusion that the electoral College is going to wake up in 6 days and decide to elect HRC. But isn’t it completely absurd that He Who Must Not Be Named is
1) blocking recount efforts
2) denying that it is troubling that Russia may have hacked into voting systems, or at least has attempted to influence the election
3) claiming that he is “like, a smart person” so he does not need to attend more than one intelligence briefing a week
4) and that the CIA has made mistakes in the past, so now they are not in the least credible?

I don’t know about you, but I have the sinking feeling that this may not turn out well.

Panda On
Bob T Panda