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And speaking of Bridgegate…

Oh! Were we? There was recent news about the scandal with the folks over in New Jersey (The Sopranos State!) and how maybe somebody closed a bunch of lanes of the Fort Lee Bridge back in 2013. They basically (successfully, although not necessarily truthfully) pinned the deed on one of the governor’s trusted staffers (a woman, surprise, surprise) and of course, she is going down for the deed, although she’s still fighting. I say good for her.

The original news story inspired this series of ‘toons, starring young Pinky and the Meihems! Enjoy!

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.

Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?

zoo atlanta, bao bao, national zoo

Time to call in …Inspector panda!

Mei xiang and bao bao try to cover up highway-gate

Inspector Panda is on the job!

“Hello, Bai Yun? this is Lun Lun…about that detective you suggested…”

…of course Boo-mints are pretty good too.

Inspector panda

Will the twins get a merit badge for their road trip? will Lun Lun fess up to where the girls are? will Inspector Panda get a clue, or at least more twitter followers. Stay tuned!

Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up

Oh, Pinky…what have you done?

Howdy, Mr Kitty, kindly tell us where a tired old cowpoke can get a boo beer and a cuppycake.

The end!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Missing Wu…

Mr. Wu was the first baby panda I watched from birth. The following year I watched as the Meihems, and then Pinky were born, but Wu will always be the cubby of my heart. I hope that I get to visit him in China, but sometimes it is hard to track specific pandas. You think they are going to be one place, and then you go, and they have been moved, sometimes the day before.

I know I’ll recover. There are more panda cubbies to watch and love, but they won’t be the Wu Self.

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

Please refer any questions to Mr Wu’s legal team.

Are you now, or have you ever been a panda?

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Princess Pinky is drawing a line in the sandbox.

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/

Don’t believe EVERYTHING the panda kindergarten says!

Meanwhile, we wrapped up our successful Bubba and Ping Pin project over on Kickstarter last week! They just celebrated their 10th anniversary last week as well! Follow the link to see some of the amazing projects the’ve done over the years. I’m proud of all the projects I’ve done there, since my first one in 2012. While they have all been modest projects, relatively speaking, they have been significant to me, in the support I received and what I was able to do with it.

Thanks to all of you who supported me, I was able to:
* Travel to Italy for an egg tempera workshop in 2012
* Publish the very first collection of the Panda Chronicle ‘toons in 2012
* Publish Pandamorphosis in 2014
* Travel to China to see pandas (including actual Pinky) and create a series of artworks on my return in 2017
* Create the first of the Pin series (Starring Pinky!!!!!) in 2019
* Create the second Pin project with Bubba and Ping Ping;  in 2019

Thank you all for being the bears!
Bob T Panda

 

Hope is the antidote to despair…

I’m feeling a little short on hope, to be honest. It feels like the world is spinning out of control and that the proliferation of evil is increasing exponentially, and those that bring hope and joy and help and comfort into the world have to run triple time with no hope of catching up. There are so many holes in the dam and we just don’t have enough fingers. My heart goes out to the people of New Zealand who have received our unwanted evil export of hate and violence.

Our pathetic excuse of a president says white extremist violence isn’t a thing, and the clueless Howard Schultz thinks that all the people booing and criticizing him means that the people really want him and are excited. Wrong on both counts, you clueless numpties.

But we have to keep hoping, until there is no hope left. Don’t we?

It was #NationalPandaDay yesterday…let’s have some pandas.

Atlanta twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan and older prother Po

Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po! (This was before we knew the Meihems and Po were girls)

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, “I think it’s time for a little something.

How many times do we have to remind you….

Nothing gets my spirits up more than baby Pinky!

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

Bao Bao is unhappy

Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?

deleted footage from press conference

Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.

 

Be the Bear
Bob T panda

Spring Back, Fall Forward

It’s that time of year again! But Washington State is considering being on DST all year long. Since we are only on Daylight Losing Time for about four months, I’m not unopposed to the idea. The only bad thing, I would not have the reminder/excuse to keep running this ‘toon!

It’s time to Spring Back!!!

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten

spring back, fall forward?

As luck would have it, we are also entering….

The Panda Season of Love!!!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

it’s the panda, the panda season of love!

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

A bear by any other name, would still smell pretty funky.

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

Not only that, but Panda Scout Cookie sales are ending soon!

On my honor, I will try…to eat as many cookies as I possibly can….

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Super (Panda) Bowl Sunday!

If you’re like me, you probably don’t have any idea even who is playing in the (Non-Panda) Super Bowl! I did read somewhere that the Super Bowl people don’t want ANYONE besides them using the words “Super Bowl” but I don’t know what they are going to do about it.

And it’s almost time for the Lunar New Year celebrations, but Banky Pig is nowhere to be found! I guess we will have to wait for a new ‘toon celebrating the Lunar New Year until Banky Pig comes back from…um…an undisclosed location!

But until then, let’s revisit some of our favorite ‘toons from Lunar New Years past!

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Huzzah! it’s the year of the Dragon!

The year of the bunny…..

Oh that panda kindergarten!

panda cubs on rocking horses

Huzzah! It’s The year of Pandas on Horsies!

Look out!!!! Oh, those triplets!

rooster

It’s the year of the WUster!!!!

How much is that doggie in da window…

I hope everyone has a festive new year, and what better way to celebrate the holiday, than with a Pinky Pin over at our Kickstarter page! Only 2 days left!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Sunday With the Wu Self

While the completely Unfair and SAD!!! DC #PandaCamShutdown is happening, pressure is mounting on those other zoos with panda cams! Six and Sebben are feeling the strain to be cute non stop, and while Mr. Wu is in his prime years of panda stud-muffinhood, the strain is getting to him too!

Let’s look back on the early days of the Wu-self when he was not quite so pleased to share the spotlight with the other up and coming pandas!

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

Please refer any questions to Mr Wu’s legal team.

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Uh oh. All is not well in Pandyland!

mr wu speaks out.

Is this a personality or what?

Of course, we remember that OTHER goobermint shut down. That time it WAS the Congress’s fault!

How much can a small panda stand?

Bao Bao, Smithsonian Magazine cover

Beware, the power of the paw!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the launch of our Kickstarter campaign to produce the first in (we hope) a long line of Panda Chronicle Pins! Coming THIS THURSDAY! I will try to have the opening bell (metaphorically speaking) as close to Noon PST as I can manage! Stay ‘tooned!

31 Days of Pandas: Day 31!!!!This is IT!!!!

Yep, we have lived through another 31 Days of Pandas, and for this (and the previous 2 years), I think I can speak for us all when I say that we really needed a little pandish hilarity.

Now, it’s time for a little panda party!

Nobody parties like a panda!

This is still one of my favorite ‘toons!

new years eve party, panda kindergarten

The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

Is 2019 going to be any better?
Nah, probably not.
Panda on anyway
Bob T Panda

See ya next year!

31 Days of Pandas: Day 26/ Pinky in Wonderland episode 29

Pinky in Wonderland, the penultimate episode!

I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted!

Was it all just a dream?

Panda in a Box Day,
Bob T panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Crispmoss

Yes it is Day 25 of 31 Days of Pandas, otherwise known as Crispmoss among the panda set. I would like to point out that it is 46 degrees inside my house, as the electric power has not yet returned. Because of my extreme dedication, I am at the library, preparing this and the next few days of 31 Days of Pandas posts so not a single post is late.

Am I wonderful, or what????

For those who said “Or what,” I am going to tell Pinky you said that and she will do something to you I’m sure. Maybe give you a medal, maybe poof you, I don’t know. Just for that, I am going to torture you with extending Pinky in Wonderland for one more day and instead, bring you this encore presentation of everyone’s favorite holiday classic…

Have yourself a pandy little Christmas….

It’s a Wonderful Life, starring non other than The Wu Self! Enjoy!

it's a wonderful life

Thank goodness Bee the Bear still has her magical wand from the last adventure.

It's a wonderful life

Wu is a good bear at heart….

It's a wonderful Life parody

Bee the bear tells it like it is

It's a Wonderful Life parody

What part of “you don’t exist” didn’t you get? Ha ha! I love that line!

it's a wonderful life parody

You won’t like this, Mr Wu!

It's a Wonderful Life Parody

Those darn cats!

It's a Wonderful Life parody

Repeat after me, “It’s a story” ‘kay?

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Everytime a bell rings, a panda gets a cuppycake.

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Yay! The heartwarming schmoopy ending!

Pandaing through the snow…
BobT Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 24: Pinky in Wonderland Episode 28

NOW it is actual Christmas Eve! I wish you tidings of comfort and joy, NOT treason and greed. I hope you have a little time off to celebrate the season. This is my week to see what’s what in the studio, count frames and painting panels, and start planning my year, both in paintings and in pandas. The world of the self employed artists does not have paid holidays!

You know what I want for Christmas! Hope we will get that soon!

Oh oh! What is happening! The room is spinning and it’s all going dark!

Pandaing through the snow….
Bob T Jingle Bells Panda