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31 Days of Pandas: Day 23!

Oh my! We are galloping downhill to the end of 31 Days of Pandas! It is a fun opportunity to revisit old ‘toons, while adding to the repertoire of new stories with Beary Poppins! I plan to finish up Beary Poppins’ story by years end. Because it has been a bit drawn out, starting on Friday, I will start from the beginning of Beary Poppins and recap all the episodes over the next few days, so if you’ve missed any, you can get caught up before the dramatic finale!

Wait…there’s going to be a dramatic finale?

But now…let’s get our snacks so we can enjoy the finale of Pinky in Wonderland!

The whole truth and nothing but, so help me, Pinky!

Mebbee just a liddle bite of da magical mushroom….

Oh oh! What is happening! The room is spinning and it’s all going dark!

Was it all just a dream?

Mebbee Bubba isn’t going to let Pinky push him around anymore. Yeah. Right.

We hope you enjoyed this encore presentation of Pinky in Wonderland! Be sure to ‘toon in tomorrow for the next episode of Beary Poppins! I’m sure it will lift your spirits!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

You Know What Day it Is!

Spring Back! Fall Forward!!!

Fabulous Furry Friday KNOWS that this is one of your favorites!

It seems like there is something very important going on this week…now what was that?

I don’t know about you, but my anxiety is ratcheted up to about an 11. If you haven’t voted yet, the time is now. Unfortunately, with the perverting of Postal imperatives, the safest way to vote is either in person or hand delivering your mail-in ballot. I’m trying really hard to remain hopeful. Some states are reporting that their early voting totals are higher than their total votes in 2016. How many new voters that represents, we won’t know for a while. One thing is sure, there is going to be full employment for election law attorneys.

Since I didn’t have a plan for today’s ‘toons (other than the “Spring Forward, Fall Back” ‘toon) I’m just going to randomly go through ‘toons I published in November for all the years that this collection has been here!

Get ready, get set, GO!!!!

2011: Pandas arrive in Scotland!!!

What could be more scottish than Pandas?

2012: Insider Twinkie Trading

Bob, Bob, Bob…when will you ever learn?

2013: Heh! Mommee plays a trick on Pinky!

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

2014: Cats and Pandas

No, I don’t think so. Bwahahaha!

2015: Election shenanigans have been going on for a while.

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

2016: Seems like such a long time ago, and yet…here we are…

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

2017: A Halloween Classic!

comics history

Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?

2018: The first appearance of Frank and Mikey!!!

Send in the bears!

Helloooooo bears!

I like bears.

I just had to post the whole story about Frank and Mikey ALLEGEDLY eating Justice Kravenklaw… For another most excellent take of the Kavanaugh hearings, I think this is the best!

And finally, 2019: The Bus is coming! Get ready for some serious underbussing!

Our favorite grizzlies are doing “The Bus”!

Remember to Vote!

Panda on (as best you can)
Bob T Panda

Our Newest Baby Panda is 3 Weeks Old!

The West is on fire, the pandemic is still raging, and our so-called “president” is raving. The only bright spot in the world at large is baby panda season! Our own Baby P (aka XT4, aka Four, aka Sweet Pea), born to the REAL power couple in DC, is now 3 weeks old. No news about prince or princess designation, Mommee Mei only relinquishes her cubby at night when she feels certain her treasure will not be plundered.

To celebrate (and to forget, at least for a few minutes, all that is wrong in the world) I’d like to share some baby panda ‘toons from the archives.

Enjoy the ‘toons! Reality will still be there when you’re done. (darn!!)

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

Did we also mention that next Saturday is “Talk Like a Pirate Day”?

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

Mr wu is up the creek without a paddle…

An explorer’s work is never done.

Pinky tests her powers….

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear


Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

Atlanta twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan and older prother Po

Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!

Just a reminder what Mei Xiang could be in for…

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.


Panda on!
Bob T Panda

And Now, the Moment You’ve ALL Been Waiting For!

Well, all of you, except maybe for Pinky. I just have NO IDEA how she is going to take the emergence of this little charmer from France: the one, the only, the maximumly adorable Bebe` Maurice! If you have not seen him yet, feast your eyes of this video of Bebe` Maurice! (Editor’s note: the folks at Zoo Parc Beauval have NO IDEA that their little baby panda’s name is Bebe` Maurice, but we know better, don’t we?)

Well you’ve been waiting for him to make his debut appearance and now you must wait no longer! Huzzah!

Zank hebben…for leettle bears!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

What a World We Live In

It’s no wonder some people (such as myself) have a little bit of a hard time separating fact from fiction. As you will see in next week’s ‘toons, when Mittens takes to the stage, there was so much of his dialog that I could pull from actual news items, that I really didn’t have to make much up. In some ways, it makes my life easier, but in other ways… I’d like the world we live in to be kind and fair and…um…have so many pandas that they become a pest: invasive rather than endangered. They could go into neighborhoods where people have foolishly planted bamboo, which has now gotten out of control, and take care of it, providing fertilizer in addition to pesky plant removal. The Putting Pandas to Work program could go global!

Should Pandas pay their own way?

Putting Pandas to Work goes global!

Along with all the political news of the week, I’ve also seen a few references to “sock puppet” accounts on various social media outlets. I don’t know what the big deal is. I’ve always loved puppets.

But they're so cute!

But they’re so cute!

And as various politicians toot their horns about their popularity, as opposed to that of their opponents…

See? I told you it was broken!

See? I told you it was broken!

(Ha ha! That one has become one of my all time favorites!)

But as we head into the home stretch of this very long campaign season, let me leave you with a ‘toon that reminds us, that the most important positions in the world should not be awarded through stoking the fears of some, but because of what we can bring to a table where there is room for all.

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Consider this my Werld Peez Pandifesto

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

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The Cute-o-Meter

The other evening, I was sitting around regaling my friend, Mr. Badger about Bubba’s debut at the National Zoo and he asked if Bubba broke the Cute-o-Meter which of course gave me the idea for todays’s ‘toon.

All kidding aside, Bubba has been wowing his fans in the Panda House and in the media around the world ever since he first stepped on the stage last week. He was recently the subject of this article in the New Yorker, by Robin Wright. I’m telling you people, panda fans are everywhere!

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen just who broke the Cute-o-Meter.

See? I told you it was broken!

See? I told you it was broken!

And back at the 2016 Presidential race, it seems that Pinky has been given yet another assist from one of her loyal fans who took Pinky on a White House  tour, introduced her to the Secret Service, and allowed Pinky to take measurements for curtains and furniture. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pinky didn’t make a visit to the White House kitchen to see what kind of bamboo they keep in stock. (Answer: none!)

The following photographs have been leaked by our intrepid Washington DC correspondent!

Is Pinky headed for an off limits area of the white House?

Is Pinky headed for an off limits area of the white House?

Could this be Pinky's future office?

Could this be Pinky’s future office?

I do not have a good feeling about this....

I do not have a good feeling about this….

Many thanks to intrepid correspondent, Anna Lisa, who shared her trip to the White House with Pinky, and her pictures with us!

Now if I could just get ahead in the polls…..

Till next time,
Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda!


Day 15: 31 Days of Pandas

We’re back with the next episodes of It’s a Wun-derful Life, starring Mr. Wu, Bee (the Bear) and other pandas besides!

It's a wonderful Life parody

Bee the bear tells it like it is

It's a Wonderful Life parody

What part of “you don’t exist” didn’t you get?

Where IS Mr. Wu’s mom? It’s getting very existential around here!

Tune in tomorrow for the next episode!
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Under the influence…


Ultimately, we try to understand the ubiquitous appeal of Pandas. Is it their understated and unabashed cuteness that puts us under their spell? Is it their unadorned and unadulterated style that makes them the unanimous choice of untold millions of their fans? Such unassuming bears are uncanny in their unceasing, unbearable cuteness of being.

pandamorphosis illustration

Don’t you just hate it when your refrigerator is infested by…pandas? But it’s really cute, right?

Meanwhile, I’m making a few appearances around the interweb.  You can read my post comparing art to farming over at the blog of The Little Brown Farm (the place on Whidbey to meet all your cheese-y desires).

I’ve also made a recent visit to Cordelia’s Mom, Still, to talk about the inadvisability to use the excuse, but I’m too old, to start something new.

Legalize cake today!  Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.

Going Undercover! (And where did that little panda get that money?

Hang on to your hats, kids, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

I should have posted this one yesterday, on the day of “T”, but I totally spaced it!

Keep being the bear!
Bob T. Panda

Day 22: Princess Pinky is a STAR!

But you already knew that, didn’t you?  Well, now it’s official, at least according to Smithsonian Magazinewhere Princess Pinky Bao Bao is this month’s cover girl. And in her Princess Pinky fashion, she demanded a cartoon to commemorate the occasion.

A girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do, and that applies equally to mama pandas.

Bao Bao, Smithsonian Magazine cover

Beware, the power of the paw!

Don’t you just hate it when your mom hides your important stuff?

Well, we have just 9 more days remaining in our 31 Days of Pandas series, and we are going to wind up the year with a short feature presentation, It’s a WUnderful Life! Tune in tomorrow for the first episode.

Thank you, to everyone who has joined in with the panda fun! I am so glad you have come along for the ride.

Peace be with you, embrace your inner panda, and keep being the bear.
Bob T. Panda

Day 8 Two pandas are cuter than one

Oh, stand back Princess Pinky, your cuzzins from ‘Lanta have entered the fashion fray!  (I even think Mr. Wu will make an appearance in the paper doll pages as well!)

There’s lots-o-fun coming up in the 31 Days of Pandas extravaganza! Mr. Wu’s adventure, the Wizard of Wu is going to ramp up with multiple episodes in the week ahead, so that the adventure can finish before Mr. Wu’s brother Yun Zi has to go off to his new life in China. (what? say it isn’t so!)

But first, Here are the Atlanta Twinkies with their favorite outfit for relaxing around the den.

Atlanta panda cub twins

Huzzah! It’s Bert and his brother Ernie!

Zoo Atlanta Twin panda Cubs

…and their jammies! Huzzah!

Some computer size adjusting may be necessary to make the outfits fit.  Just sayin, my tech skills are vastly inferior to my drawing skills!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda