I mean…what with them finding classified documents at just about every former official’s house, it was only a matter of time before they came looking for what Pinky might have! I’m sure they will be taken in by her “innocent Pinky” look!
Will we change Mittens to a jellyfish? Hmmm…I think he needs to be something more dangerous. Maybe he will just be represented by a flaming dumpster. What do you think? After all, Gary Trudeau never actually drew W in his ‘toons…
Be the Bear Bob T is mulling things over Panda
Did you remember to head over to Substack for the last installments of The Wizard of Wu and the complete A Halloween Carol! What are you waiting for?
It was suggested by one of my most faithful readers that I start a newsletter over on Substack. You can find such wonderful newsletters, like Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters From an American, and Joyce Vance’s Civil Discourse. They have helped me keep my sanity, as well as let me know when to start running around with my hair on fire. I’ve also been reading Steve Schmidt’s newsletter, The Warning, although most of his is only available by paid subscription. Since his hair is usually on fire, the shorter, free posts are about all I can handle. A little bit of truth goes a long way.
Mine is called Finding My Inner Panda. I think I will do most of my pontificating over there, keep posting new ‘toons HERE on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as I have been doing for several years now. I’ll also post ‘toons from the archives over there, as relates to my pontificating, or weeks that I don’t have anything to pontificate about.
I hope you’ll subscribe to Finding my Inner Panda. It’s free to subscribe, and because I have often been of limited means in my life for those extras, I will always keep it as a free version. However, I am working towards setting up paid subscriptions as well, so that those that are inclined and are able can send a little $$ my way. Once I’ve done that, the newsletter will show you that as an option, with instructions for becoming a paid subscriber.
Thanks to all who have signed up so far!
Originals from the Panda Cub Swap
Meanwhile, for those who have expressed an interest in acquiring originals of the illustrations from The Panda Cub Swap, I’m still figuring out pricing for the different sizes. They will be sold unframed. All are watercolor on archival illustration board. If you have a favorite from the book, send me an email or use the contact form and I’ll hold that one for you.
We appear to have reached the part of our ongoing Former Guy programming when everyone should have their hair on fire, if they don’t already. The whole “are they classified documents or are they not?” thing has led my hair to spontaneous combustion.
ZooNooZ has the latest:
Even Pinky could not have done something so inept and evil.
Be the Bear Bob T I did not take any classified documents Panda
Here we are, almost two years into Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s 1st term in office, and the news is still Mittens Mittens Mittens. I can only hope that indictments are on the horizon, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
But meanwhile, here is a little good NooZ!
The book illustrated by yours truly, and written by author Beth Bacon officially hits the stands next week! One of the things that helps get books seen and read (besides buying it) is requesting that your local library buy it.
Most library websites have a page where you can request them to purchase a book for their collection. Here is the information you need to make a request:
Title: The Panda Cub Swap Author: Beth Bacon Illustrator: Anne Belov Publication Date: September 6, 2022 ISBN-10 : 1592111645 ISBN-13 : 978-1592111640 Publisher : Histria Kids
And in additional exciting nooz, the book has already won one of the numerous minor awards that are a regular thing in the children’s book world. The book has won the Mom’s Choice Award, which means we get to display the nifty little badge on the upper right corner (looks nice with the blue, don’t you think?)
You can also request that your favorite book store order it, if you don’t want to give more $$ to Amazon. Always buy the book with the cheerful baby panda on the cover saying “hi hi hi hi!”
Here’s today’s ‘toon. I promise I’ll get back to our favorite pandas next week!
This Saturday is the birthday of Six and Sebben, so I guess we’ll have to let them on the set of the Panda Chronicles for the Sunday Funday Archive ‘toon episode. Hold onto your wallets and your cuppycakes. and mebbee tell them the Panda Swap book is about them.
Be the Bear Bob T my floor usually does look like an FBI crime photo Panda
It’s the 3rd of July here on Whidbey Island. I’m happy to say, that it has been raining all day and the temperature has not topped 60. What’s that you say? Shouldn’t I wish for warm summer weather?
Well, as last year, most of June was in the 80’s, with some temps above 90, even out here on the island (Seattle went above 100 several times, even before July arrived) AND as Island County has not seen fit to put provisions in place banning fireworks when fire danger is high, last year at this time I was completely stressed out in fear that some moron would burn down my neighborhood and me along with it.
So, this year, as we have had a very cool start to summer, I was happy when I woke up to rain, which has continued through the day.
The show of my (serious non-panda) paintings opened last night, with a well attended reception and a few sales. If you’d like to see it (and you don’t live within range of Langley) your can see it here. I got a very nice comment form an artist friend who had come into see the show. I hope she won’t mind me sharing it here: ” …the light feels brave, like something fighting the darkness that is trying to overtake us…”
That is exactly what I have been feeling these past 8 months as I worked on these paintings. That I am desperately clinging to some shard of optimism in the face of the evil that still is trying to take us down.
There are glimpses of hope: people speaking up for the January 6 committee that we might not expect, testifying to events we feared and now are confirmed. While it is true that we haven’t gotten everything we want from those we have elected, I can pretty much guarantee that we won’t like ANYTHING the republicans inflict on us should they regain power.