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Day 28 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Oh my. We are almost at the end of the 2019 edition of 31 Days of Pandas. Recently, one of my readers asked how 31 Days of Pandas got started. Maybe what they actually asked was “What the heck were you THINKING!!!!????”

As I recall, the first year I did this, it was in November, and an illustrator friend had just completed A Monster a Day during the month of October. Another popular one-a-day art project for artists is Inktober, where people post a drawing a day during the month of October. While I have not participated, I’ve seen some great drawings posted for Inktober, and I think for those looking for a kick in the pants to do some regular drawing, I think it is a fine thing. Since making art is my day job, there is less of an incentive, and it feels like another thing on my lengthy “to do” list. Don’t let my attitude stop you from trying this!

My original 30 Days of Pandas was to create a drawing that every day, in honor of Po’s Birthday! I added a new panda to the drawing every day for a month. This turned out to be more work than I thought, as I had to re-scan the drawing every time I added a panda. It did turn out to be a really fun drawing, though!

Days one and two!

Day nine!

I think I need to have the ballon panda as something on Redbubble!

18 pandas

Day 18

day 25 -30 days of pandas

30 pandas day 28

Day 28

And the final image…

30 days of pandas - day 30

30 Days of Pandas!

I hope you enjoyed this look back at the origins of 31 days of Pandas!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Sunday Funday!

You know what we do on Sundays! We rummage through the archives looking for fun ‘toons to share with you again! TBH, sometimes I get an idea for a ‘toon theme when I’m out and about doing stuff, but by the time I sit down at the compooter, I’ve forgotten it already. Actually, I almost forgot what I was writing in the middle of this sentence.

But it’s Pinky’s Birthday season (and BUBBA’S!!!!!) so, it seems like we could still replay some of Pinky’s greatest hits!

So, away we go!

Those girls are a force to be reckoned with.

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up

Oh, Pinky…what have you done?

I have extra frosting!

I love a good art forgery, don’t you?

Never say “no” to Pinky!

And it was ever thus….

Meihem, not Mayhem.

Well, they did hang their coats up.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Birthday week is upon us!

Hmmm…I wonder if anything important is happening this week. Now let me think about it for a minute…

Well, while I’m thinking about it, how about this ‘toon which perhaps explains the beginning of Six and Sebben’s rivalry?

Twinkies 2.0

Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!

Could it be…Mei Watch?

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

Oh yeah… I think it’s Pinky’s birthday soon…and Bubba’s!

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear

oops.

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…

If you can’t be in China to celebrate Actual Pinky’s Actual Birthday, why not have a Pinky Paper Doll party!

Bao Bao in her pajamas

Just the thing for a cozy evening at home with mom and the panda cam!

Princess Pinky paper doll

Princess Pinky and her very first tutu, gifted to her by her big brother Tai Shan!

Edgar Degas Little Dancer outfit

Inspired by one of Pinky’s favorite artworks, a sculpture by Edgar Degas, which seems to be in every art museum on the east coast.

Bao Bao paper doll

Just the thing for family parties!

I guess I need to do a Bubba Paper doll too, don’t I?

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

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

How many times do we have to tell you…Don’t make pinky mad!!!!

Panda On Like There’s No Tomorrow!
Bob T Panda

#GreenlandIsNotForSale

The end of something wonderful…

Did I scare you? I didn’t mean it was the end of The Panda Chronicles or anything like that. I meant that it is the end of boo shoot season, the favorite season of pandas everywhere. I read that Zoo Atlanta had announced the end of the season, when the wonderful fresh bamboo shoots were no longer available.

I imagined myself to be a fly on the wall of Six and Sebben’s hammock room…

Let’s listen in, shall we?

Will these two ever get along?

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Two pandas are better than one

If the cutest thing in the world is a toddler panda, then TWO pandas are sure to break any cute-o-meter!

Todays fabulous Furry Friday segment focuses on our favorite panda twins! Join us in celebrating the Meihems, their little sisters Six and Sebben, and the Canadian twins (and 2018 Torch Bears!) Toronto’s …um I mean Calgary’s own, Yip and Jip!

And for those of you who were wondering why Six and Sebben are still so small….

wished

Would it be such a bad thing?

And who could forget when Pinky poofed the Meihems into girl pandas?

Bao bao changes panda cub gender

Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.

Cuteness abounds!

hope

Panda Trek 2: The Next Generation

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

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

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

There may be political concussions!

We could use some political concussions now!

Panda on!
Bob T panda

Hey! It’s Groundhog Day

For years, I’ve been thinking I needed to write a Groundhog Day ‘toon, and wouldn’t you know, I don’t start thinking about it until…you guessed it, Groundhog Day. This is also the day that I traditionally procrastinate sending out holiday cards until, and then don’t do that either. So sue me. No, don’t! Just kidding!!!! People ask me how I find the time to be an incredibly gifted painter, write hilarious cartoons, and wrestle 5 acres of Northwest woods into submission. The answer is, I don’t do a lot of things that I probably should do, like clean the house and wash the dishes on some sort of regular basis.

To this I say, do you want to have new cartoons to read each week, or would you rather be able to eat off my bathroom floor without contracting a vile disease or swallow a hairball?

I thought so. You’re welcome.

And it was ever thus….

Meihem, not Mayhem.

Well, they did hang their coats up.

If I have but one life to live, let me give it for a cuppycake.

And for all you brave souls who listened to HWMNBN’s SOTU address. Congratulations. You are far braver than I am. In truth, by this weekend, I will probably have watched it in tiny bits and pieces that I can endure without running out of the house screaming in terror. I am keeping informed, as best I can, but there are limits to my endurance. I call my Senators and Congressman regularly. I’m trying to bring light into the world through art and humor. And I’m going to watch as many panda videos as I can.

Viva les Pandas!
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Bob T Panda

And Now, From an Undisclosed Location …

It just wouldn’t do to have unauthorized persons (or pandas!) spy on the practice sessions that Team Panda is holding to make sure they are ready to go for the gold! The pandas have a long history (well, since 2008) of competing in the Olympics, and this year is no different.  And now, from an undisclosed location …

Team Panda Goes for the GOLD!!!!!!

Hey! What are you two doing up on top of the ski jump?

Interestingly enough, We just watched the movie about Eddie the Eagle, the young British man who was so fixated about competing in the winter olympics, that he, through great resolve and personal pain and difficulty, managed to train in ski jumping, and while he didn’t come close to winning, it was a very inspiring story about following a dream. It’s out on video, so watch it if you get the chance.

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Day 16: 31 Days of Pandas

Oh my, we are halfway through 31 Days of Pandas! Tomorrow we bring you the next installment of 101 Bebe Panda-Nations. I have to admit, it’s kind of a Cliff’s Notes of the 101 Dalmatians story, but I wanted to get it done by the end of the year so I could go into the new book, The Panda Chronicles Book 8: The Pinky Defense. Huzzah! Credit for the title goes to a friend in the twittersphere, who, as it happens, is a lawyer from across the pond. A fan of cats and pandas, she has joined the pandaratti on Twidder, as well as a member in good standing in the Pinky fan club.

There may be other pandas, but there will never be another Pinky! “Fank goodness,” says Bubba.

Taxes

Oppressive is a very fluid concept for Congress as they work on their so called #TaxPlan

And if you’re wondering why Six and Sebben are still appearing so small in the ‘toons, well, here’s why! Is this MY fault?

wished

Would it be such a bad thing?

Summit

“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang

story

I wouldn’t believe any of Pinky’s stories, Bubba!

Don’t you think it would be a good idea to read all the other books in the Panda Chronicle series before Book 8 comes out? Heh!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Pinky is in trouble … Again!

Oh that Pinky! Trouble seems to follow her like a long streamer of toilet paper stuck to her paw. She would not get in nearly so much rouble if it weren’t for the Meihems yanking her chain and egging her on! If only there was some rational….some defense that she could call on..

Well, we’ll think about it and get back to you on Wednesday.

In the meantime, there’s no trouble like Pinky trouble!

trouble…trouble…trouble…It starts with “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for Pinky!

Hmmm…maybe I need to do a pandacized version of The Music Man!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

All Pandas Eve part 3

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….

all pandas eve

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!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda