Yes, today is the day you’ve been waiting for, the day my Kickstarter campaign ends. Huzzah! If you’re reading this with your morning coffee, you still have a few more hours to make a pledge if you haven’t done so already, and then I can quit all this whinging and pleading and just get back to…whinging and crying about the state of our government. Today is the day that we get back to business!
Today is the day …
Today, you are a bear.
…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!
Poor Mehitabel…she gets no respect from the panda kindergarten, even now.
But maybe pandas have a better idea about how to run the government.
Maybe Pandas DO have a better idea…..
Don’t Touch My Stuff!
So now we leave you to finish your morning coffee, maybe do the dishes (maybe) and then get on with your day! And don’t forget, you still have a few hours to pledge to my Kickstarter Panda-Tastic Journeyand get this or some of our other fabulous rewards!
Yes we are…I mean we’re not NOT pandas, so that…um…means we ARE pandas. Right? Okay…well….
So here is the Kickstarter report for today: I have reached my initial goal, so I am sitting back a little bit and not jumping up and down and screaming, BUT, there is still a chance for anyone who would like to support this project through this Friday at 5 PM PDT, because there are some fun rewards available, such as a mini poster of Yoga for Pandas!
I mean, who can resist that?
Yoga for Pandas, now available as a mini poster!
But now, let’s see what’s going on over at the Zoonooz Kickstarter campaign headquarters…
Oh, Mr. Kitty….
What could possibly go wrong?
Check out the campaign here! One last group of new rewards are coming on Monday!
I’m writing this Friday afternoon, as my Kickstarter project is a mere $600 away from funding. There are still more than 10 days to go till the pledge drive is over, but don’t stop pledging now. Tomorrow I will be posting some additional goals for this project to go see pandas and make art inspired by my trip.
Update!!! We have reached our goal, but don’t stop now!
Tomorrow I will be posting my stretch goals in an update. These are things that would be helpful on my trip, but not essential to actually being able to go on this trip. I would point out, this is one of those rare opportunities to get some of my original art at a greatly reduced price. You can see my paintings (and what they sell for on the website of my Whidbey Island Galleryrepresentative. Why am I offering these paintings for so much less? Well, primarily because you are paying for them without having seen them yet. I’m hoping you’ll like them when I’m done, but it’s not quite the same experience as seeing a painting you love and choosing to buy it. so there you have it!
And of course, we will be getting to see some of our favorite american pandas. Pinky and Tai shan, for sure, and hopefully Yun Zi, Zhen Zhen, (my adopted panda) and the Meihems.
But now, on with our show!
Pinky: what’s wrong wif dis cookie?
Don’t take Pinky’s word for it! There are still some things that Pinky didn’t get her paws on! Check them out here!
…as this Friday, when my Kickstarter project to visit the panda ranches of China, is now about 60% funded, in less than 3 days. OMG!!!!!! If you haven’t visited yet, get on down to Kickstarter headquarters here!I am so thankful for all your support, and for the photos shared by some of my fellow Panda-trekkers that decorate my project page.
Update!!! Now 85% Funded!
Who could resist having lunch with a panda? (Actually, their table manners are terrible, but so are mine!)
But meanwhile, it is Fabulous Furry Friday and you know what that means…
Panda, panda, panda…bring on the pandas!!!!!
…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!
Part 1 of Bob and Mehitabel’s explanation…
What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!
Babette and Bee, the Bear have a “discussion”
And while we are all…ahem…thinking about persons in power who may have been “misspeaking”….
If you are reading this before noon PDT, you might be somewhat confused because there is no link here to take you immediately to my Kickstarter project page, and that’s because I have to set this up in advance, and won’t have the link until I actually post the project! Did that make sense? Never fear, I will post an update in this post as soon as the project goes live, so you may have to check back here if you are one of the people who gets this post via your email before I’ve been able to add the Kickstarter link. But meanwhile, away we go …
Update: We are live!
Congratulations, your project is live on Kickstarter!
So without further ado, let’s get this baby on the road!
We’re off! And I want an answer to the cuppycake question too!
I wanted to point out, that this funding project is a rather short duration, only 16 days total. From my previous projects over the last 5 years, I’ve learned that there is a kind of “dead space” after the excitement of the campaign’s launch and it’s knuckle biting final hours. so, in order to save you from my endless whinging during that middle period, I’ve made the campaign about half the time of a typical funding period. Huzzah! Think of it like you thin k of your local NPR station pledge drives! Okay, maybe not, but you know what I mean.
We bring you panda satire, rain or shine, downfall of civilization not withstanding, for the low, low price of FREE! So every once in a while, we come to you to help us fund a panda project. No one knows better than I do that a person (or panda) might not be a position to contribute, but you can still help be sharing my project on social media. Who knows! Your friends might have been waiting to discover panda satire! It could happen! You never know till you try. 🙂
Yes, this is a little like those endless pledge drive on public radio and TV. My Kickstarter project will go live next week, on Wednesday, June 7th, tentatively at noon. I thought it would be fun to share some of the Kickstarter and other panda fundraising ‘toons I’ve done in the past. If nothing else, the first one explains how Kickstarter works, as told by pandas because….
Pandas are standing by to take your call!
and that’s what it’s all about!
Oh, Mr. Kitty!
Poot Poot! (This was for you, Cami)
Says Babette de Panda: “It’s all about MOI` “
Our lack of taste is only exceeded by our sense of the absurd.
Ha ha! George Clooney… where do those little pandas get these ideas?
I hope this trip down memory lane of Kickstarter projects past gets you excited about this project, since it’s been a couple years since my last one, to publish Pandamorphosis. If you’d like a sneak peak preview of what’s in store, check out this preview link!
Be the Bear and Panda On
(we spare no panda cliche!)
Bob T Panda
With all that’s going on in the world, the problems of one little panda don’t seem to be all that important, what with the fall of civilization on the brink of happening. The White House is lawyering up, Princess Pinky has moved to China (the real one, anyway) and there are NO cuppycakes in my house!!!! BUT…..one week from today, I’ll be launching my new Kickstarter project. I think I’m ready …
Are you ready? And more importantly, is Bob?
Think of the next couple weeks like NPR and their pledge drives!
Oh my! What a dramatic ending after a wild ride! Do not mess with pandas! You will be sorry. Pandas are not joking around (or so I’ve heard.)
Nothing like drying laundry in the sun to get rid of …um…unpleasant stains and odors. Pandas take note.
What a lovely day for the 3 pandas to relax at home!
If you want to read all of the KittySue and the Three Pandas story from the beginning, start here!
Panda Satire update!
I want to give you, my long suffering most loyal fans a heads up. In barely a months time I will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise some of the money for a trip to China, that has been in the… what if…should we,… hey, do you want to… stages of planning for going on about 2 years. Yes, Bob T Panda is going to go to China and frolic with toddler pandas.
This will be both a fine art and panda satire expotition, and besides frolicking with baby pandas, I will be busy sketching and photographing not only pandas, but also the landscape, architecture and people of China. I generally come back from a trip like this with renewed creativity, and a barrel full of source material.
Stay tuned for project launch news! I’m expecting to be ready to launch the project by June 7th.
One of my traveling companions having lunch with a friend. Picture me, Bob T, doing this very thing! Thanks Cami!
Mei Xiang should be so pleased and proud! The level of sibling cooperation between Pinky and Bubba has reached an all time pinnacle! And Bubba is getting so smart about the cyber! heh! As a veteran of a number of Kickstarter campaigns, I think Bubba is very well prepared and has thought things through really well.
Well, he thought of everything except the all seeing eye of Mommee!
Will Bubba’s clever plan succeed while eluding Mommee’s watchful eye?
Bubba is such a smart little panda
And thanks to the wonderful world of useless information that makes up the internet, I have learned that today isTake your Teddy Bear to Work Day! Really! Cordelia’s mom: get Teddy Rosalie ready for a day at the office!