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The Year in Review Part One

I did warn you I was going to do this. It will be instructive (not to mention profoundly depressing) to look back both here in panda satire, as well as in the real world (or the reality world…whatebber!) and see where we started 2019!

So in January…

Look out Bubba! Pinky is trying to get her paws on Banky Pig!

But Bubba had a plan!

That Ping Ping is a clever liddle bear, isn’t he?

Meanwhile, a vision of that which was to come…

Mittens did WHAT??????!!!!????

On To February!

The Government shutdown, orchestrated by HWMNBN started in December, and still continued into February, heedless of putting 100’s of 1,000’s of people out of work. Or was it millions?

Dis. Will Not. STAND!!!!!

I see trouble in my crystal ball…

Even Nancy Pelosi listened enthusiastically!

But Time Waits for no Panda…onto March!

March brought us the presidential candidacy floating of yet another unqualified billionaire, this time a purveyor of double-half-caff-frappacino-with-skim-whippy-cream-and-sprinkles, claiming that the obvious disdain for his proposed presidential run, was a sure sign that the people wanted him to do it. Fortunately, he fizzled out (bad back, my behind!) and he has receded to the obscurity he deserves.

“Hey! I’m still back here!”

The people have spoken!

And then there was the return of everyone’s favorite grizzlies…Frank and Mikey!

“We are NEVER going to get our security deposit back!!!”

If you enjoyed our first Year in Review installment, you can search the archives in the sidebar and read the full stories that we have highlighted here! And while your in the sidebar, you can also look at what we have to offer at Redbubble in our Buy Stuff With Pandas feature!

Panda as if your life depended on it!
Bob T Panda

Day 27 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Yesterday’s ‘toon made me think about all the other occasions that Mei Xiang delivered some resolutions for Pinky, so I thought that today’s ‘toon round up could feature those ‘toons! (Pinky: I don’t know why! I’m already perfect!)

Is Pinky perfect? You be the judge!

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

resolution

Once again proving the intransigence of Pinky, and the omnipotence of Mommy Mei

resolutions

Pinky: “rules are for other pandas.”

Bubba: my resolution was just to chew my food more, an’ mebbee not eat so much frosting.
Ping: ping!

This one is not “resolution” based, but is one of my all time favorites!

See? I told you it was broken!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

 

Day 26 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Wow! 31 Days of Pandas is on the downhill slide once again! I hope it’s been as much fun for yours it was for me to revisit these classics of panda satire! January will feel almost like a vacation since I won’t have to post every day!

Where we’re at….

I’ll be back on my schedule of new ‘toons every Tuesday and Thursday, and a selection of favorite ‘toons from the archives on Sundays. In January, our encore presentations will focus on the year in review, as I look back to see what was going on each month of the year.

You might have noticed that I didn’t not get around to putting out a new book in January of 2019, and before I knew it, it was December! How the heck did THAT happen? Well, I guess we were all a bit distracted by the fall of Democracy and the various crimes in plain sight by HWMNBN. It was suggested to me, that I look at the ‘toons from 2018 & 2019, and do a compilation on ‘toons about politics! I think that could be very instructive!

I am in the midst of my usual year end practice of looking where I’ve been, and figuring out where I’m going. The political mess has led me to spend too much time raging on Twitter and seeing if You Know Who has had a stroke or committed any overt acts of violence in public. It’s a dilemma: I want to hang out with you all, but I also need to get paintings, pandas (and of course needle felted pandas!!!!) done. So, no more mornings on the internet. Hanging out with you all will be my reward at the end of the day after I’ve actually gotten something done!

Meanwhile, let’s see what Pinky and Bubba are up to. Isn’t it time for Pinky to get her list of resolutions for the new year from mommee?

You would think Pinky would already have improved her behavior by now…

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 25 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

I hope you are spending the morning in your PJ’s, surrounded by those you love. Holiday’s are not all they are cracked up to be, for many people, so if you have a complicated relationship with supposed joyful times of year (whatever holiday you do or don’t celebrate) cut yourself a great, big length of slack. Just remember, if your holiday is not what you wish it was, Donald tRUmp’s is turning out even worse than that. 🙂

Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy our feature presentation (starring Pinky!!!)…

101 Bebe Panda-Nation!

Zank hebben…for leettle bears!

Wait…who did you say is the star?

How many times do we have to tell you, DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR!!!!!

Babette can talk anyone into anything.

Uh oh.

When trouble arrives, it’s time to call for some MEIHEM!!!!!

This may be a job for…Inspector Panda!!!!

Inspector Panda has arrived! He’ll…um…solve everything!

Where is Babette taking them?

Cue the scary music!!!!

Will Pinky save the day?

How about that! Pinky DID save the day!

Happy New Year’s Eve and a (Im)peachy New Year!

 

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

My sincerest thanks, and fondest thought are with you all! Thanks for another great year in panda fandom!

Day 24 ! 31 Days of Pandas

Yes, it is indeed Christmas Eve at last! Huzzah! Brew up some cocoa, get your cookies all lined up, in order of preference, and get ready to watch another holiday classic tomorrow, ALL episodes of 101 Bebe Pandas!

But now, I promised you the conclusion of our newest holiday (instant) classic…

Mei Xiang’s Nightmare Before Christmas! Get out your hankies so you are ready for the happy ending!!!

I TOLD you there would be a happy ending! Would I lie to you?

Panda On!

Bob ho-ho-ho T Panda
Treason’s Greetings!

Just in case you need something festive for your holiday caroling…oh Tidings of treason and Greed!

Oh tidings of treason and greed.

Day 19 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Well, I’m sitting here listening to the “debate” in the house over all of 45’s crimes. Sigh…I think I got it right in yesterday’s ‘toon, quite frankly. I’ve been listening to Rachel Maddow read her new book Blowout, which is all about the oil and gas industry and how Russia is entangled in all of it. It’s a serious read with all sorts of tales of incompetence and corruption. You might need to read a little bit of The Panda Chronicles in between chapters!

Meanwhile, here is the next episode of Mei Xiang’s Nightmare Before Christmas!

Hold it right there, panda boy!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Just thought I’d pop in here with a thought about a Kickstarter Make 100 project for January. I’m thinking felted pandas… Whaddya say?

Day 17 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Ah! it is Impeachment Eve! I’m going to be heading out to our local demonstration. I don’t think it will be as big as the one the day after the “inauguration” of our national nightmare. Still, it will feel good to join with other people who are frustrated with the path HWMNBN has been leading this country.  In the words of The Dude, and of Mr. Wu…

Dis agression will not stand, man!

Meanwhile, Mei Xiang is having her own nightmare…

Pinky does not travel light!

It’s been a long time coming….

Be da bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 12 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

We are ready for episode two, of our latest Holiday (instant) Classic, Mei Xiang’s Nightmare Before Christmas! And yes, we are using the It’s a Wonderful Life/Christmas Carol/Wizard of Oz trope of the character dreaming of a different world than that in which they inhabit. So what if it’s a cliché? It works!
How will it end???

I guess you’ll have to wait and see!

The nightmare begins…

Panda On!
Buy Stuff With Pandas!
Bob T Panda

Day 10 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

It’s Day 10 of 31 Days of Pandas!!! Are you feeling extra Pandy yet? Have some more holiday cookies! I promise, you’ll get there!

Meanwhile, the Impeachment Proceedings rage on in DC. HWMNBN is exhibiting nuttier and nuttier behavior. His corrupt minions have all gone full 1984: Nothing to see here! All perfectly normal! If the “president” does it, it’s legal* (*unless he’s a democrat)

So to further distract ourselves, here is the beginning of a brand new, Instant Holiday Classic!!!

As you know, in the tradition of comics such as Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, my characters will never age or leave home. We know in the real world, this is not the case. There are so many things in the real world (heh) that we want no part of, but what if…

The kids are fraying Mei Xiang’s last nerve…

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

A Note from the Panda Commerce Division: Socks are arriving at people’s homes and the ooo’s and aw’s are filtering their way back to me. I’m so happy with how the socks turned out, and I’m happy beyond measure how much you like them. I just designed some holiday Pinky socks (with Baby Pinky riding shotgun with Santa Paws) which are available through my shop on Redbubble! You can find them HERE.

Day 3 – 31 Days of Pandas

You knew it had to happen sooner or later: Pinky would declare herself above the law! It was bad enough that Mittens did it, now Pinky is getting her inner criminal on!

So what if pandas are endangered! Does that mean they are above the law?

Obeying Pinky is not in the Consditooshun!

Be the bear and Buy Stuff with Pandas!
Bob T Panda

My annual note about Panda Commerce:

I started writing these ‘toons in early 2008, after reading an article in the Atlantic Magazine about the Panda ranches in China. I did not know where this compulsion to draw pandas was going to take me, I just knew I had to draw them. And so I drew, and eventually I started this website.

Because one of the reasons I started drawing panda ‘toons was because I was depressed because the economy had crashed and no one was buying art, it was important to me that this panda portal would be forever free to anyone who wanted to read my ‘toons. If they could help me, well, maybe they would cheer up other people who needed to be cheered and might not have the resources to subscribe to something as silly as panda satire.

So here we are, 11 years later! I still keep this blog and the archives available and free to to all. I do, however, spend time and resources drawing these toons and keeping them here for you. And so, I have run several Kickstarter campaigns, I now have a page on Redbubble where you can buy things with pandas on them, and my first non-Kickstarter Sock project was a big success. Buying things with my pandas on them, through me, Kickstarter, or Redbubble helps to support my work with Panda Satire.

My ‘toon collections, which are all available on Amazon,  also help to keep me in ink and paper. I hope eventually to get my graphic novels published through traditional publishing, but that is kind of the long game. For those who really want something special, I do sell my original ‘toons, once they have been published in a book.

For those that have the means and inclination to buy things with pandas, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those who don’t, I hope you’ll keep coming back to read the new ‘toons, comment on the goings on of Pinky, the Meihems, Bubba, and all the rest of the pandas. Art is not art until it has been seen and appreciated. Everyone of you are welcome here. It wouldn’t be nearly so much fun without you!

Panda on! It’s time for 31 Days of Pandas!!!!