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Be the Bear!
Okay, maybe I should ask people whether they want to be singled out for the Roll…of…Honor…but…NAH! It’s the old saying, it’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Today’s Roll of Honor honoree is none other than Henry Nicholls, who wrote The Way of the Panda. This is a real book about panda history and panda science, and as someone who is often accused of “only looking at the pictures in art books and reading the cartoons in The New Yorker,” I actually read and enjoyed Henry’s book. So what did Henry do that landed him on the Roll of Honor? Well, he stumbled across this very blog while he was writing his book, and contacted me asking both how I got into panda satire and whether I knew any other examples of it. I never even knew there was such a thing as panda satire! And then, I “offered” to let him use one of my cartoons in his book, and he fell for it….I mean he graciously accepted. Not only that, he listed my blog address and gave me a photo credit. So, The Way of the Panda contains the first internationally print published version of one of my cartoons. And, he put a link on his blog, also named The Way of the Panda, to The Panda Chronicles! Is that cool, or what? Definitely Roll of Honor material. So thanks Henry.
Here’s the cartoon that appeared in his book:
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda