Tag Archives: Mr Wu

It’s International Polar Bear Day!

Who doesn’t love polar bears? (besides seals?)

Felty Polar Bear and her cubbies! Want em? Contact me!

It’s been a week, hasn’t it? Poot’n has invaded Ukraine, but the Ukrainians are fighting back hard and have no f**ks left to give. Europe has stepped up with aid and so has NATO. We are going to have our first female African American SCOTUS Justice, it the GQP can get its head out of its a** long enough to admit she is more qualified than the last 3 they rammed on to the court. Cue the “But maybe she is TOO qualified” chorus to start whining in 3…2…1…

Texas, Floriduh, and Oklahoma, oh and let’s not forget Virginia, are all trying to out do one another for the most regressive and cruel legislation on woman’s reproductive rights, health care for trans children, and education. I can only conclude that they want a beaten down, uneducated populace. No wonder Barker Carlson sings Poot’n’s praises.

sigh….

Let’s have some pandas! Time to spin the random ‘toon archive generator!

This is one of my earliest ‘toons and I dedicate it to James Fallows!
“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “
The panda kindergaten knows where you live.
panda movie
There…now do you see?
panda movie
Panda reproduction explained
Oh, Mr. Bun! Where have you been?

#StandWithUkraine

Sunflowers 3 plate Lithograph 17″x11″

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

A Halloween Carol, Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of A Halloween Carol (Starring PINKY!!!) and a few random Halloween ‘toons, since it’s actually all Hallows Eve here in the states. (At least until the repugnant-cans declare that it is a pagan holiday, and as such, cannot be tolerated!)

On with the SHOW!

Hmmm… Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.
Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…
Was that list in small type, single spaced?
The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?
Surely you didn’t think she would totally reform, did you?

And now, a few of my favorite Halloween ‘toons!

Panda Kindergarten halloween party
Trick or Trick!!!!!!!
comics history
Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?
Make sure Pinky doesn’t try to steal Bubba and Ping’s candy!

Have a fun and safe Halloween! Don’t eat all the candy before I get there! And don’t forget to vote! Election Day is Tuesday! Local elections are important!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

More of our Annual Encore Presentation of The Wizard of Wu!

Let’s just get right to it!

When we left Mr. Wu and Binky, they opened the door on a strange new landscape, far away from Panda Canyon!

Mr Wu landas in the cuppycake region of pandyland in this episode of his new adventure
Don’t I know you from somewhere?
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Mehitabel would like to register her protest about given the least sympathetic role in this adventure.
Xiao Liwu has to journey to see the wizard
Okay, now it’s getting exciting! Scary parts dead ahead!
Mr Wu meets up with someone who looks a lot like his brother, shortly after setting out on his journey
I have a bad feeling about this….
Mr Wu hears a cry for help
Are you SURE there will be no flying monkeys?
The wicked cat of the west attacks Mr Toasty
That cat is pure evil!
Mehitabel soaks Mr Toasty
Sorry, no photo bomb from princess Pinky. her mother thought todays cartoon was too scary for her
The wizard of Oz with pandas
Who would have thought cuppycakes could be enchanted?
wizard of Oz satire
Stay tuned later this month for the outtakes and blooper reel!

Be sure to ‘Toon in next Sunday for the next installment of …The Wizard of Wu!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Conclusion of Bears Under the Big Top!

It’s Mr. Wu’s Birthday Season, so let’s all enjoy this encore presentation of Bears Under the Big Top. If you missed the first half of this feature presentation, just go back to last Sunday’s post!

Now, about that popcorn!

Episode 9
Will Inspector Panda find a clue?
Wu follows Bee the Bear…into the air!
What does the fortune teller tell Mr. Wu?
episode 13
episode 14
episode 15
…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!
Who wouldn’t want to run off and join this circus?

We hope you enjoyed this feature encore presentation! Maybe it took your mind off of, ya know, the republican attempt to disassemble democracy. Mebbee not.

Be the Bear.
Bob T Panda

The Secret Life of Felties

Who would have guessed my creative journey would have taken me into the realm of needle felted pandas, or even Panda Satire? Certainly not me! When I was in art school, back in the days when you could get a college education for less than the price of a house, if you were a painting student, you PAINTED! Nothing else was acceptable! You did not “waste” your talents on such frivolous pursuits as Panda Satire, for crying out loud!

For some number of years, I held to those principles. Eventually the realities of a more regular cash flow lead me down the path of printmaking (etching to start). Eventually I embraced other forms of printmaking, such as lithography, monoprint, and monotype. One of the universal truths I discovered was that all forms of making art have something to offer, and each technique you add to your tool box, circles back around and makes the other forms you practice stronger.

Working on black and white etchings made my paintings much stronger, with greater attention to composition and light an dark values.

This all has a point

The recession of 2008 hit me hard, and I needed something to cheer me up. Pandas were the answer. I don’t know what the question is. What I do know, is that one thing leads to another: panda satire lead to starting to write children’s book (another pursuit which has a long way to reach its conclusion) and it also led to making needle felted pandas.

Every bear has a story

Some of the stories are mine, but the felty panda troop inspires stories in the people who welcome them into their homes. I am honored to be entrusted with some of these stories, and rather than my usual dive into the archives today, I am going to share some of the photos sent to me by a lover of the felty bears. They have added their own touch to the settings, and as one who has always loved dollhouse miniatures, the exquisite details they have added to the scenes thrill me no end!

Enjoy these Felty Dioramas!

Frank ponders the readiness of his toasted marshymallow. Fortunately, ice cream sandwiches, lemonade, and hot dogs provide a back up, should the marshmallow be burned beyond recognition!
Pinky ponders the speed limits of her new cubvertable
The Meihems attempt to catch a ride! “No room!” Pinky says! “you’ll crush my tutu”
“Where to,” says Frank!
Bert: well, if Pinky won’t give us a ride, we’ll have ice cream without her!
Ernie: and some cuppycakes!
Mikey prepares a treat at the Panda Chronicles company Picnic, while Larry looks on and gives toasting advice!
Frank and Mikey have nabbed the cubvertable, but not for long!
Frank and Mikey, kicking back at the company picnic
Meanwhile, Pinky is off on a joyride! I wonder how fast this thing goes?
After the party, some of the cubbies settle in for a slumber party!

I hope you enjoyed these felty dioramas! It’s never too late to have a panda party at your house!

Be The Bear
Bob T Panda