Tag Archives: cuppycakes

So how’s everybody’s social distancing going?

TBH, my life is not significantly different than usual, but I do feel the effects of staying home just about all the time. There are parts of it which are nice, and parts that I am ready to be done with, but most of those reflect the amount of privilege I have in my life. For instance, I don’t have school aged children or elderly parents living with me. I sympathize with those who are trying to get their work done (or even have a moment to themselves) with too many people in a too small living space.

But I do have more time to make felty pandas and design *new* things with pandas on them!!!

Is this fun, or what? (Please note, the pink displayed on the screen is not accurate, due to the differences between screen and print colors)

But what the heck is washi tape? I had to look it up too.

It is similar to masking tape, but of course with fun designs. I’m looking at the 30mm width, which is just under 1 1/4 inch wide. The same folks who facilitate my socks, pins and patches have been adding new products to their available lines and I thought this was too cool to pass up. Let me know if you think this is a good idea. I’m planning on ordering 50 rolls of each. I’m gettin ready to order some, so stay tuned and I’ll let you know how to order.

But now, Let’s have some more pandas! We need extra pandas to keep our sanity (such as it is) in these treacherous times!

Visit the Panda Ranch!

Speaking of being mauled by bears…

cheerful

Or how about some cuppycakes?

panda bites man who hugged him

“I felt so violated!”

What do you think of my blob?

I hope you enjoyed this look back to some of the very early panda toons! Who knows what Pinky is getting up to on her day off! I don’t think we want to know. Stay safe, everyone!

Wands up, everyone!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

100 Years of Solitude

Gee. I hope it’s not going to last that long, no matter how much this first week feels like it has already been 100 years long. I hope it gets easier. But although I am still healthy, covid19 cases are growing in Island county. In theory, I’m pretty safe. I work at home, I don’t go out to crowded places much, but when every door handle is a ticking time bomb, and knowing how extremely contagious this virus is, it does not give one much peace of mind.

In times of trouble, we need art and laughter more than ever.

Doesn’t impeachment seem like a million years ago?

A bear can dream, am I right?

I have a lot of thoughts, having a bit of extra time to think, so I thought I would share it here.

Also, if I put these nuggets of wisdom between the ‘toons, it will be harder to just scroll past it and get to the good stuff. 🙂

The transition from staying home most of the time to staying home all the time (except for one post office run and maybe a weekly trip to the grocery store) is not a big one, but somehow it feels significant. It feels different. I’m trying to remember to talk to people on the phone, not just text or tweet at them. I’m trying to keep in mind that even though I am not on the front lines in health care or restocking grocery store shelves, creating humorous panda satire, and beautiful paintings (and felty pandas!!!) is still important.

Don’t get mad. Get even.

Rising up from behind the stories of inept and malignant “leadership”, are teachers and writers and artists who are making broad and generous offers to share what they have created online, so that families who are suddenly homeschooling or coordinating online learning from their closed schools, have interesting, joyful content for children.

Theater companies are offering their seamstress services to hospitals to make mask to protect the doctors and nurses on the front lines.

Governors and mayors are stepping forward and doing what needs to be done to keep their people safe, when the federal government drags it feet.

And of course everyone is starting their own podcast!

Because of course she does!

So much FLANNEL!!!!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been creating panda satire for more than 12 years, starting in early 2008.

In all that time, as the readership has swelled, some people have been here almost from the beginning and some are more recent friends and readers.  For those who are new here, most of the ‘toons are here in the archives for you to read, to get to know all the characters that reside here in Pandyland.

This is not a land with millions of followers. But those of you who have decided to get on board the panda bus, well, I think you are pretty special. (You obviously have excellent taste in humor) Our numbers may be modest, but our love of pandas and warmth of spirit are mighty. It makes my day when I get a card (in the actual mail!!!) from one of you. It makes me feel like what I do matters.

When I see references to cuppycakes, comments and conversations in the voice of the characters of The Panda Chronicles (Otherwise known as panda improv) It makes me smile and makes my heart lighter. It makes me feel like I have created something significant. I have created characters that have come to life in minds other than my own.

Who would ever imagine Pinky would do something to offend someone? #ClapLouder

Make no mistake. These are dark times.

If we are to get through them, we need each and every one of us to keep that panda light in our hearts. We need to believe that there will be a rising up against the malignant force that has taken hold in the center of our government. We need to believe that good hearts and good spirits will prevail. ( We need to VOTE in November)

Pinky: when are people gonna learn dat pinky knows da best!

Being endangered means never having to say you are sorry.

bears will be bears!

Let Pinky be Pinky!

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.

Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?

Panda on, Panda on!
Bob T Panda

That’s Debatable

The primary races have started, HWMNBN is going full speed ahead, throwing babies off trains, blasting daycare centers with flame throwers, and throwing anyone who disagrees with him in front of the bus, let alone under it. Several of his previously fired minions have come crawling back..what? Wasn’t the fluffy green shirt on Dancing with the Stars humiliating enough, Sean?

Meanwhile, the Dems are debating each other and trying to score hits with clever talking points. I know who I want to win. it’s still early days yet. Maybe they should all take some debate prep from Pinky!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane from panda debates past! Let’s start with 2012!

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, “I think it’s time for a little something.

Cats….you just can’t trust em.

Keep cool, cat, and don’t go blaming women for stuff. That is SO not the way to get votes…

That was the PREVIOUS incarnation of Mittens. A more terrifying spectacle was in store for us in 2016…

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“You are all Losers!” – Mittens the Cat

Pinky is beginning to look positively presidential!

“This is not a loser tail!!!!!”

Poof!

Just a reminder, and still true….

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

Please don’t let us feel like this again on November 4th.

feel

Not even CUPPYCAKES????

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

PS: felty pandas are already traveling out into the world! If you missed your chance via Kickstarter, never fear! I’ll be offering them here in a couple months, once I get all the Kickstarter pandas out the door! What with the election induced stress levels I am experiencing, not to mention HWMNBN’s reign of terror, we will all need comfort felty pandas!

Day 13 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Day 13…Friday the 13th…could we be any unluckier? Wait! Step away form the TV or Radio!

Time to forget about the great National tragedy for a few minutes while we join Mr. Wu, Bee the Bear, and all the rest of the gang for the exciting conclusion of …

It’s a WUnderful Life!

it's a wonderful life parody

You won’t like this, Mr Wu!

It's a Wonderful Life Parody

Those darn cats!

It's a Wonderful Life parody

Repeat after me, “It’s a story” ‘kay?

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Everytime a bell rings, a panda gets a cuppycake.

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Yay! The heartwarming schmoopy ending!

it's a wonderful life parody

A bear and his mom…together forever?

Keep Panda-ing On!
Bob T Panda

Let’s Celebrate the Canadian Pandas!

How did it ever get to be September? I just can’t imagine how August slipped by with hardly any notice. One of these months I need to completely block out my calendar and stay in bed for a week and read books and eat toast.

Meanwhile, I think it’s time to share our Salute to the Canadian Pandas, because…well, just because!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

There may be political concussions!

I just love that series of ‘toons! And we are definitely now suffering from political concussions!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

The Silence(ing) of the Louts

Sometimes it feels like I am going to lose my mind. The cries of the right wing hate mongers complaining that they are being silenced, because most people aren’t buying what they’re selling, is 1984 doublespeak at its most virulent. The claims that it’s really those who protest against racial hate speech are the TRUE racists, make my head feel like it is ready to explode.

Last week saw two devastating shootings in less than 24 hours. Since then, there have probably been several more that did not make my news feed. This is in addition to several potential killers who were apprehended before they could enact their foul deeds. Conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein are flying about the internet, including some by the 45th Resident of the White House. Is it possible that we could have just two days in a row where nothing awful happens?

Just because your speech is free, doesn’t mean I have to listen to it.

You are a bully for calling me on my bullying.

Real panda NooZ: At least as of yesterday, the new twins born to Hao Hao at Pairi Daiza in Belgium are doing well. Keep up the good work, everyone! We need more pandas now, more than ever!

Panda on, friends
Bob T Panda

Happy Birthday to Wu…

Happy Birthday to Wu!
Happy BIRTHday, Mr. Wu-Self,
Happy Birthday to Wu!

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Wu self, and I would be remiss if I did not focus on him today!

Happy Bearday, Mr. Wu! I hope you are finding some fun (and cake!) in China!

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

And I bet you are happy to see that Little Mr. Wu is safe and sound!

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

Mister Wu and his new friends.

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

Whatever could be in the box the panda kindergarten is delivering to Mr. Wu?

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

“Up in the Air, Junior Pandas…”

You can find ALL the Wu stories in Book 4 of the Panda Chronicles: The Book of Wu!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Happy Sunday Fun Day!

Time to run around and jump up and down!!!!

This is it! The last day of Mr. Wu’s Pin Project! You still have a few hours to head over to Kickstarter to pledge on our latest project! Huzzah! To inspire you to support our latest project, I thought I’d publish and additional day of ‘toons, celebrating…you guessed it…

Pandas for Kickstarter!

Pandas explain Kickstarter!

Send money or the cat gets it!!!

Get ready…….

Says Babette de Panda: “It’s all about MOI` “

Nobody expects the panda kindergarten!

Look out, Mr. Kitty!

More pandy explanations

And because it is almost the 50th anniversary of the moon landing…

One step for a small bear….

Houston, we have a problem…nobody expects the panda kindergarten!!!

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Did you forget to pledge?

Bears Behaving Badly

Well, that headline could include just about anything with the panda kindergarten, or true stories with bears. (Not to mention Princess Pinky!!! Need I say more?) Several of my very alert readers, Sarajane E. and Barbara B. sent me a link to this story about an entire family of bears behaving badly! Hmmm…I wonder if Frank and Mikey were the bears involved? Stay tuned! I’m sure that is soon to be a story that ZooNooZ will be covering!

Let’s take a look in the way back machine at what naughty pandas have been up to!

You can’t be too careful!

Ha ha! Here’s a toothbrush!

Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!!!

Speaking of being mauled by bears…

panda bites man who hugged him

“I felt so violated!”

Do we have to count panda adoption fees?

Huzzah! More Wheel…of…PANDAS!!!

The Scottish pandas

Save some pie for me!

The panda kindergaten knows where you live.

See? It’s not JUST Pinky who behaves badly!!!!

Be the (bad) Bear!
Bob T Panda

Bears Will Be Bears!

I just heard a news story on the radio the other morning about grizzly bears still being on the endangered species list. This, of course, made me think about everyone’s favorite grizzly bears, Frank and Mikey! Be assured, I am working on some new ‘toons for them which will show up in a few weeks, because, as you might imagine, they have opinions about this development!

While generally speaking, we are all on team panda, rumor has it, there are OTHER bears out there too!

So to celebrate our upcoming ‘toons starring Frank and Mikey, here are some Sunday Funday ‘toons about bears!

Today, you are a bear.

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!

another cartoon inspired by real news!

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Lookee! It’s Frank and Mikey!

Send in the bears!

Helloooooo bears!

I like bears.

Be the Bear, ebbryone!
Bob T Panda (smarter than your average bear!)