…It means it’s time for our favorite spooky Halloween Season Classic Encore Presentations!!! Yes that’s right! It’s time for an encore presentation of The Wizard of Wu followed by A Halloween Carol!!!! Huzzah!
Meanwhile back in the Nation’s Capitol, Impeachment Inquiries are heating up, as HWMNBN can’t seem to help committing more crimes in plain view. I guess he really does believe he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue in broad daylight and not lose any support. What’s going to happen? Your guess is as good as mine, but what ever happens, you can be sure that ZooNooZ will be there to pontificate about it, and make fun of everything else.
Let’s get on with the Wizard of Wu!!!
where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?
We’re in for it now, Binky!
Hang on to your hats, kids, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
I don’t think we’re in Pandiego any more, Binky….
What could be waiting outside? Where the heck ARE we, Binky?
WE are having a little stretch of non rainy weather here in the Northwest corner of Pandyland. Sunny, cool, crisp days, clear cold(-ish) nights. Just the perfect weather for all the little ghouls and goblins as they wander the streets of Langley, offering to trick you if you don’t hand over the treats. (I do NOT want to see a toothbrush in my bag, thank you very much!!!!) Meanwhile, Pinky and the gang are continuing their All Pandas eve festivities.
Well, at least they will until Mommee figures out what they’re up to. On with All Pandas Eve part 3….
Will Pinky EVER quit tormenting her brother?
Meanwhile, I have been continuing my studies by reading from the masters! This time, I’ve been reading some Doonesbury collections, many of which are from years I missed, because I no longer got a newspaper in which Doonesbury appeared. That’s easy to do when his career has stretched for more than 40 years, starting in 1970. I’m sure it affords him no pleasure to know that his observations and warnings on a certain occupant of the White House, went unheeded. Being right does not always afford satisfaction. No, no no!
Stay tuned on Friday, when I share the next installment of The Wizard of Wu! You can read the whole story all at once in The Book of Wu: Book 4 of The Panda Chronicles! Available NOW! already have it? What a perfect holiday gift for your nearest and dearest!
I am fortunate to live in the rainy Northwest, rather than fire swept California. My heart and good wishes go out to the thousands of people who have lost their homes and businesses from the fires that spread across northern California last week. Those who have known me for a long time know I have my own fire story, which happened 22 years ago last month. It was a scary event. I don’t know that I ever truly processed what happened, but I was traumatized for a long time.
I recently stumbled on the account of one man’s recent brush with fire in the California disaster. But this account was done in comics form, as he is a graphic novelist/comics artist. Here it is, in case you’d like to take a look. I hope someday I can do as well with my own story.
But meanwhile, we have another kind of scary story to tell!
I used to love All Pandas Eve …all of the little pandas, dressed in their costumes, heading out to trick or treat…maybe to a party…the air crisp and cold as the moon rises or the still visible tree tops and outlines of houses.
Actually, that’s not true. Going out trick or treating for Halloween made me vaguely anxious. I did like have a big bag of candy at the nights end. And that was in the days that you got full size candy bars, not those tiny “snack size” candy bars that you need to eat have a dozen to get a good mouth of chocolate. Ahem.
So let’s forget about all that and join Pinky and the rest of the junior pandas as they ponder what kind of All Pandas Eve costume would scare the crap out of everyone…
We are getting down to it now! The spirit of Halloween present (NOT presents!) has just arrived and has a list and is checking it twice. And what list do we think that paragon of panda obstreperousness is on?
You be the judge, in episode seven of A Halloween Carol...
Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…
Meanwhile, copies of The Panda Chronicles Book 6: We R Endangered are reaching their new homes and sounds of laughter are welling up around the globe. Do you have YOUR copy yet? Well why the heck not? Support panda satire! Save the pandas! We R Endangered!!!!
Twin panda cubs were born at the Toronto Zoo in the wee hours of Tuesday morning! Mother and cubs appear to be doing well, and at least several “twin swaps” have been performed. Pandas from around the world have been sending their congratulations. The paternity has not been determined as yet, and Er Shun isn’t telling. Another pandyland scandal in the works? We can only hope. Da Mao could not be reached for comment.
And now, on with our regularly scheduled cartoon!
Pinky is being Pinky in this next episode of A Halloween Carol (with apologies to Charles Dickens) as Mr. Wu introduces the first of the spirits who will show Pinky the error of her ways.
One of Pinky’s misdeeds has come back to haunt her… can her campaign survive this?
Through the magic of the flashback panel, Pinky cannot deny that she was, indeed, naughty. Perhaps an evening of panda videos is in order.
I mean, do they dress up as a red panda? or maybe a tiger? This is serious, people! Pandas need to know what might be the best costume so that people give them the most stuff. Halloween is important to panda culture. who knew?
Princess Pinky really needs to know!
Darn those Meihems!!!!
I do want to mention that I drew this cartoon before I read the Cub Confidential post from Zoo Atlanta suggested that the twins were going to dress up as the other twin. Just saying.The Institute of Contemporary Panda Satire has their finger…er…paw on the pulse of the panda community.
And Pinky has asked me to mention that her book is out, and you could just flip really fast through all the cartoons about the Meihems, so that you could just read the ones about Pinky. Hey, I just do what Pinky tells me to. Word to the wise, and all, Pinky must be obeyed.
It’s not like it happens every day, but pretty often, someone wants to know where my ideas come from, or if I’m on medication and am I feeling particularly excitable right now. Well, just to set your mind at rest, “they” tell me I’m not dangerous (at least not at the moment) and I do have a method to my madness in developing ideas for my cartoons. So, I wrote this little cartoon to explain my thought process. (Or should I say “thought” process?) Also, Mehitabel was getting downright testy over not being the star in most of the new cartoons. Personally, she would just as well take the panda kindergarten to the pound and let some other poor soul adopt them. Alas, poor Mehitabel. This is just not to be.
Also, I’d like to welcome our new subscribers! Having people enjoy these cartoons helps make life worth living. (and to all my friends who have to at least pretend to say they are funny, thank you too.)