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Oh my gosh, is it day 3 already? 31 Days of Pandas continues!

Note to all: Someone has declared that it’s Giving Tuesday, and so what better organization to give to besides Pandas International? For everyone who buys a book today through my createspace stores, I will donate $2 to Pandas International! Buy them for yourself, buy them as presents, support real pandas, because without pandas, there can be no panda satire! (And then where would we be?)

Oh boy, I’ve managed to keep up with the pandaing for the first three whole days! Huzzah!  There were a few little …um…backstage scuffles as Mr Wu had words with Princess Pinky about who was the cutest bear to ever live, but I think we’ve got everything all sorted out now.

Right? …um…yeah”  “…’kay” “…oh, all right!”

The end of the year is always a bitter sweet time…the days get shorter, my birthday season is just about over, and rain and cold are the order of the day.  It was these melancholy musings that made 31 Days of Pandas an absolute necessity.  Who can be blue, when you have pandas to look forward to every day? So, tell your friends and co-workers, and invite them along for the ride.

You’ll all wonder how you got along all these years without pandas.

Atlanta Twins have a fight

Sweet dreams, little bears!

I hope you are enjoying this year’s 31 Days of Pandas! Stay tuned for more from the Wu self (as he continues his adventures in pandyland tomorrow with Binky, Mr Toasty, someone who looks remarkably like Mr Wu’s brother, and all the rest of the crew!)

If you wish every month was 31 Days of Pandas, consider owning your very own copies of Books 1, 2, and 3 of The Panda Chronicles! Check out our book page and invite pandas to come live with you!

Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

PS: Today Whidbey Life Magazine launches their Indiegogo Project to fund a print version of their online arts and culture newsletter. I hope you’ll have a chance to check it out (because I write for them too!)

Day 2 of 31 Days of Pandas! Uh Oh, Mr. Wu is not Happy.

Well, it was bound to happen, wasn’t it?  Cuteness competition for Mr Wu has reached new levels as the Atlanta Twinkies (Bert and Ernie) emerge from their den and Princess Pinky (aka Princess Bon Bon) has her naming ceremony at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

Play nice children! There is more to Pinky than just her adorable tutu!

By the way, we just had a Google Hangout with Dana Sitar of DIY Writing, for the conclusion of ManiWriMo, a month long challenge to write my big idea Pandafesto, Embracing Your Inner Panda. I didn’t …um…finish it, but I got a good start and I will continue it (till it’s done, darn it!) and hopefully get it out there for people to read in the first part of 2014.  Stay tuned, because all the gang here at the Panda Chronicles will be on board to get my pandafesto out to you. (Even Mehitabel want to embrace her inner panda!) If you want to write your own Manifesto, join Dana as she cheers on participants starting today!

Be the Bear and join us for the whole 31 days of pandas! Huzzah!
Bob T. Panda

 

Oh yes, it’s time for 31 Days of PANDAS!

I bet you woke up at 3 AM this morning, while it was still dark, and tried to stay in bed, but you were so excited to see if it had really happened…you snuck down the stairs drawn uncontrollably to the glowing light coming from your computer, just to see if it had arrived….

Was it really the day that EVERYONE waits for all year?

Yes, it is…It is Day One of 31 Days of Pandas!  Huzzah.

Princess Pinky announces 31 days of pandas

I don’t know, Princess Pinky…I think Mr. Wu is going to have something to say about this.

I know you are going to want to clear your calendar, and put all those Holiday parties on hold, because you will want to be the first on your block to read each day of pandas.

Welcome to Pandyland!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. panda

 

A special “Wu Saturday Post”

The incomparable Doxiemom Pandamonium sent me this link to one of her videos starring the fabulous Mr Wu, playing with his leaf.  This is where Mr Wu, an up and coming choreographer, got his idea for his composition “Dances wif Weaf” Mr Wu is one of the youngest pandas to participate in the “Putting Pandas to Work Program” which trains young pandas for useful employment once they graduate from panda kindergarten.  Here’s the link.

And here’s my cartoon that was inspired by this video, in case you missed it:

"Wu calls his dance, 'Ode to a Weaf' "

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

Happy Saturday,

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

A special “Wu Saturday Post”

The incomparable Doxiemom Pandamonium sent me this link to one of her videos starring the fabulous Mr Wu, playing with his leaf.  This is where Mr Wu, an up and coming choreographer, got his idea for his composition “Dances wif Weaf” Mr Wu is one of the youngest pandas to participate in the “Putting Pandas to Work Program” which trains young pandas for useful employment once they graduate from panda kindergarten.  Here’s the link.

And here’s my cartoon that was inspired by this video, in case you missed it:

"Wu calls his dance, 'Ode to a Weaf' "

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

Happy Saturday,

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

Woot, Woot, it’s Wednesday, and that means Wu’sDay!

Like every other panda fanatic in the country …no, the world, I can’t stay away from Mr. Wu and his vast repertoire of adorableness.  The other day, the incomparable Doxiemom Pandamonium of the most honorable society of panda fans posted a video of Mr. Wu playing with a leaf.  I did this cartoon as a tribute to both Mr. Wu (Wu!) and his esteemed videographer.

"Wu calls his dance, 'Ode to a Weaf' "

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

Hopefully when he gets a little older, he won’t talk about his cute Wu self in the third person.  Stay tuned into to this station…um..I mean blog, for more Wednesday adventures of Wu!

Be the bear!

Bob T. Panda.

It’s Christmas Eve…Day 24 and “All I Want for Christmas, is Wu!!!!!!”

It’s Christmas Eve and all the little panda kindergarteners are snug in their beds, hoping that Pandy Claws will come down the chimney with lots of gifts, conveniently overlooking how very NOT good they have been this past year.  Do we need to count the ways?  I think not…we are hoping that Pandy Claws will overlook one …or …um…3,679 slightly naughty things they have done this year.

Those of us who are devoted to pandas have already gotten one very big gift this year, and that is of course our “little gift”  Xiao Liwu, affectionately called “little Mr. Wu” by those of us who love him and would like to get our hands on his furry little patootie…oops.  Excuse me…I get carried away when thinking of his cute Wu self.  So today’s cartoon is dedicated to Mr. Wu.

Leaping out of his holiday wrapping, we want to take this little gift home with us!

Leaping out of his holiday wrapping, we want to take this little gift home with us!

I’m taking tomorrow off from posting, but I’ll be back with more pandas on Wednesday!  You may have noticed that Mehitabel has been taking some time off from the pandas, but rest assured she is well and will be back in January to whip those panda kindergarteners into shape!

We do not forget the sadness we all felt earlier this fall when the new cub of our beloved Mei Xiang, did not survive this fall.  No one said being an endangered species was going to be easy.  We love our smallest bear in San Diego no less, and perhaps a bit more, than we might have otherwise.  To those of us who are having a less than jolly holiday, we hope we  pandas have lightened the darkness just a little at least. There is much in the world both at large and personally that makes us wonder if there will be light after all the darkness. Keep the faith, and be the bears.  I couldn’t do it without you.

Be the Bear,

Bob T. Panda

On the Eight Ball…or at least the magic Eight Ball….

Those of you who have been following the pandas for a while know that I like to make the occasional “fine art” joke or reference and this series is no different.  A few years ago I saw some of the prints by famed Japanese artist Hokusai that were part of the Thirty Six Views of Mt Fuji series, created between 1826 and 1833. French and American impressionists were very influenced by Japanese prints, so much so that French artist Henry Riviere created his series Thirty Six Views of the Eiffel Tower, which I also had the privilege to see at the same exhibition where I saw Hokusai’s prints.

But what the heck does this have to do with pandas and panda satire?  I have decided to dedicate this series to those artists and call it:

Twenty six Views of Cake.

"Madame Babette sees all!: I see cake in my...er...your future!"

“Madame Babette sees all!: I see cake in my…er…your future!”

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Who says you can’t learn something from pandas?

Welcome to Day 6 of 31 Days of Pandas! Quick! I must make my…

ESCAPE!!!!!!  Yes, today’s panda word is Escape!  While I’m diligently searching for an “F” word that I can use in polite company, tomorrow’s pandas will bring you a full on cartoon (with the lovely and charming Mehitabel!) as well as ..um…pandas!

and now…

Ta-da!

Escape!  Come with me, little cake, so we can be alone together.

Escape! Come with me, little cake, so we can be alone together.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

By the way, for fans of little Mr. Wu, he will be back soon!  His mother thought that the panda kindergarten overstepped a few boundaries when they …um…baby sat with him during the letter “C” and that perhaps he should be just a little bigger before she let’s him play with the Pandy Kindy again.

Day One of 31 days of Pandas! Huzzah!!!!!!

Well despite the fact that I was at my first book launch party ever, put on by those fine folks at The Rob Schouten Gallery, I came home and got to work finishing my first cartoon of 31 days of Pandas!   It is a “kinder and gentler” cartoon than usually appears on these pages, but I have been spending…um..a bit of time (do NOT ask how much time, because I’d probably lie about it) watching the newest San Diego Zoo Panda cub, who has just turned 4 months old this week.

This little guy has his picture in the dictionary, as an illustration of the word cute, so how could I not give him his own feature cartoon?  So, without further ado, here’s Little Mr. Wu!

"Howdy do!  I'm Mr. Wu!  Who are you?"

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

Be the (incredibly cute) Bear!

Bob T. Panda

PS: if anyone asks, I did NOT eat ALL the cuppycakes at the book launch party, OK?