What a year, huh? While like 2020, we would really rather forget 2021, it is good to look back and acknowledge so that maybe we won’t do the same the things again. Mebbee. Anyway, looking back at the ‘toons of each month is always a good way to remember the year, rather than looking at the actual news, which is kind of depressing.
So…let’s start with January!
Annnnnnd on to February !
I think we’ve seen enough of Mittens to last us a lifetime, so let’s declare 2021 the Year of Bikkie! (and his Beary good friend Mr, Poppee!)
Remember Pinky’s “Workout wif Bikkie” Videos?
Well, that’s it for January and February 2021 Year in Review! Join us next Sunday when we look back on March and April of 2021!
New ‘toons coming this week! I think mebbee Bikkie’s snow day and something something something else!
Funny thing.. I had already done the new ‘toon and then set up Sunday’s encore presentations of previous presentations of Pinky’s resolutions. I guess there was a reason this year’s ‘toon almost wrote itself…
For comparison, here is the 2021 version!
Maybe Mommee uploaded this year’s resolutions to last year’s iPand mini!
Keeping my pseudo thumbs crossed that 2022 is a much better year for all of us!
Time for the presentation of resolutions to Princess Pinky!
Every year, Mommee Mei shares a list of resolutions for Pinky (Bubba only gets one: chew your food). While we wait for this year’s list, let’s look back on the resolutions she has “shared” with Pinky in years past!
But first, Pinky “helps” the panda kindergarten with their resolutions!
How will Mommee deliver Pinky’s resolutions this year? ‘Toon in on Tuesday to find out!
We thought this would be a better year than 2020…ha ha…joke’s on us! Sigh…we did get the vaccine, but thanks to certain people who were all in on “personal bodily autonomy” (for this, anyway) who yelled (often right in people’s faces) “MY FREEDUMB!!!!” we have had to cope with ever more contagious and more deadly mutations of the virus. Probably the next one will spread just by reading about it on the inter webs.
But here we are. We have (hopefully) survived (this far). We will be back in the new year with more panda satire and more pandas to introduce. Bebe Maurice’s tiny sisters Fleur and Snowy will be making their debut in these pages. We will have our annual Year in Review where we look back at the ‘toons of last year. It’s always very interesting (to me, anyway) to see what ‘toons leap out at me as the most consequential or interesting or funny.
There is another Olympics for the pandas to compete in. They kind of missed this year’s Olympics, not really remembering that it was happening at all. But this is the Winter Olympics, and those are the Olympics that pandas like best!
The New Year is the Year of the Tiger, and Pinky is ready for it! Don’t tell Mommee, okay? Pinky has an upcoming campaign to start raising money for, so fire up the selfies with tigers! Really, don’t tell Mommee about this!
And now, let’s see what New Year’s Eve has in store for us at the Panda House…
And because it is still one of my favorite New Year’s Eve ‘toons…
Oh my! We are winding our way down to the end of the year, so let’s get right back to…
The Bears of the Baskervilles!
If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s recaps, just scroll back through the ‘toons, so you’ll be all caught up!
Bikkie is ready for his close up!!!
Tomorrow we have 3 BRAND NEW EPISODES IN ONE DAY!!! Can you stand the excitement?
Hard to believe we are almost all the way through 31 Days of Pandas! As we look back on 2021 (must we?) and get ready for 2022 (must we really?) I want to share my gratitude, for all of you who read these ‘toons and have embraced panda satire! (especially when we’d much rather embrace a baby panda!)
Tomorrow we bring our tale of Bears of the Baskervilles to a close as we get ready to launch into the new year.
Sigh…remember when we thought that once Mittens lost, we would be rid of him? This ‘toon was written before the attempted overthrow of the government on January 6th.
I hope everyone had at least some joy over the recent holidays. It’s been a really hard year for most of us, and very terrible bad year for others. While some of us had the privilege to hide out from the day to day perils and anxieties, others were out on the front line, doing the work that needs to be done.
Many people are saying that The Panda Chronicles helps them get through the insanity that surrounds us, and I am so happy that I can do something useful from my fortress of solitude! I hope that I can keep writing and drawing about my favorite pandas far into the future! Thanks to all of you who cheer me on and find my panda ‘toons funny. Who would have guessed?
Tomorrow we return to The Bears of the Baskervilles. It’s been long enough since the last episode appeared here, that I thought it would be a good idea to start from the beginning. For the next 4 days, I’ll recap the earlier ‘toons, ending with the exciting ending/new ‘toons from the story. Huzzah!!!!
Snow and cold temperatures arrived here last night, so since I am stuck on my snowy hill, I guess I’ll get some work done!