Yes, it’s Fabulous Furry Friday, here at The Panda Chronicles, The offices of The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, here in our high rise office tower, are shutting down for the weekend, as we prepare for…
How about a nap? Wait, you say. Pandas do not hibernate. Yes, but what about a really, really, really long nap?
I just finished packing and sending out all of my Kickstarter rewards, and now I am going to pause (or is that paws?) and pat myself on the back, and attempt to take most of the weekend off.
But besides all the work involved in putting together and executing a crowdfunding campaign, there is something very special about the process in addition to getting help funding your project.
That special something (Oh crikey! she’s going into schmoopy mode! get out your handkerchiefs!) is all of you, who donated to my campaign and cheered me on, and shared my project with your panda and art loving friends. As people have been posting pictures of Pandamorphosis and the prints of artwork from the book, not only do I think, hey! there’s my book, there’s my art, out in the world, I think, hey, I’ve made a connection…I have a friend. It may be a friend I will never meet IRL, but they are friends all the same.
Some of the connections that were made while bringing Pandamorphosis into the world will be fleeting ones, but some will result in projects still to come. Some, I hope will be lifetime friendships, and every once in a while we will meet in the company of pandas. Huzzah! Cuppycakes and bootinis all around!
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And of course, your panda satire library won’t be complete without a copy of Pandamorphosis (hint, hint) (Amazon, hint, hint)
Thanks again to those kind folks who invited the pandas over for a visit. I hope we can come back again!
Kirby Larson’s Kirby’s Lane: Friday June 13, 2014
June 9th on Cordelia Calls it Quits, and
June 11th on Cordelia’s Mom, Still
Pandamorphosis was reviewed by Henry Nicholls, author of The Way of the Panda, on his Animal Magic blog at The Guardian.
BTW, Henry and I connected early on in The Panda Chronicles’ journey into panda satire. I think he even coined the phrase panda satire, if I remember correctly. I am grateful that he has been a supporter and cheerleader for The Panda Chronicles, and I am grateful for all my readers, and pandas…well now I’m just getting schmoopy again.
Have a great weekend, watch some panda videos, and have a (couple or three) cuppycakes! See ya next week.
Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda
Love the line about not eating hitch hikers in the woods. Who hitch hikes in the woods except maybe deer ticks? 😉
The line is “I do not eat hikers in the woods” although I’m pretty sure that pandas would NOT eat hitch hikers either, but grizzly bears probably would!
One more thing..after reading Henry Nicholls’s comments that you linked to, I ordered his book, The Way of the Panda. I liked his writing style!
Huzzah! I think you will enjoy the book, The Way of the Panda, very much. His writing style is very easy and entertaining to read, even when it is packed with facts and panda history. I learned a lot from it (which…um…I used to make shameful fun of pandas, but hey, that’s what I do!)
I think, perhaps, that “If I Were a Panda” is my all time favorite comic here. 🙂
Mine too, although certain persons, who shall remain nameless, have forbidden me to go around the house singing it. I KNOW!!!! Go figure.
If I were a grizzly….
I. do. not. eat. hikers in the woods…
ha ha! I crack me up.
OY! Sorry I misread that line about hikers!
“I am not that kind of bear …”
Huzzah and congrats on a job well done!
Hope you had a well earned, relaxing weekend 🙂
I managed to get in a little down time, with a little socializing thrown in. (who says pandas are solitary by nature?) Thanks again for all your support. Pandas are coming your way.