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One Step For a Small Bear…

…One Giant Panda for Bearkind!!! Yes, it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I even remember where I was! I was at music camp at West Virginia University, in Morgantown WV, where I had the dubious honor of being last chair, third clarinet, 3 years running! Who needs to practice when you’re last chair? Bonus!

But I digress…Houston! We have a problem!

Let’s celebrate some bears in space!

To the moon, Alice!

For a different sort of space to be lost in…

inside Bob's Brain

What’s that stuff getting all over my paws? Oh…it’s frosting!

THIS is your brain on pandas. Any questions?

#6 is getting ready to make his move!

Huzzah!….ooops.

Did we mention it’s almost time for…Mei Watch?

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

To go, where no bear has gone before…
Bob T Panda

Thanks to all who supported the Mr. Wu Pin project! Production is underway, and hopefully we will have them in out paws by the end of August! Stay tuned if you missed our Kickstarter, but still want some goodies! Once we have them in paw, (and we’ve sent them out to our Kickstarter supporters) we’ll let you know how you can get them too!

Pinky is not amused…

We are barely halfway through 2019 and we’ve had the first drop out from the Democratic field. (Not Pinky! Or Bob) While some might think that there are far too many people running for the Democratic nomination, I think the large field is a good thing. I think it helps each of us to clarify what the most important things are to us, as each candidate articulates what they want for this country of ours.

Each of the candidates has something to offer. Their focuses are different, even with a certain amount of overlap. I believe that by encouraging all to participate, we, the people, get to think about what are the issues that are important to us. And frankly, many of their policy ideas are needed now. Eric Swalwell was the first to leave the race, but his central issue, dealing with the over abundance of guns in our country and lack of sensible regulations, is an important one.

I hope as each of these candidates who fail to gain traction step aside, they will leave these important issues for the remaining candidates to pick up and add to the things they are passionate about. One thing is certain. This needs to be the final days of 45’s reign of contemptuous lawlessness.

But that’s enough of being serious! Bring on the pandas!

get out of the way! There is a Pinky coming through!

And don’t forget! only one more week for our Kickstarter campaign! Did we mention our fabulous Stretch Goal reward? You know you want this!

What could possibly go wrong?!?!?!?

Panda on
Bob T Panda

Kitty Sue and the Three Pandas

Once upon a time, three pandas lived a quiet life in the forest…

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This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!

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What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…

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In a cabin in the woods…

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These guys are so full of themselves!

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unhand…um…unpaw that cuppycake!

what fresh horror

…and she ate the just right cuppycake all up!

boundary issues

unauthorized search and seizure is SOOOO tiring!

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UNHAND MR. BUN THIS INSTANT!

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Is this episode exciting? you bet it is!

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The discovery of the terrible crime in the pandas’ house…

And now, for some alternative facts!

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Pandas are very misunderstood, in so many ways….

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What a lovely day for the 3 pandas to relax at home!

(In case you were confused about the ending, in the words of Dee Martin Wintle: They ate Kitty Sue!!!!!)

Happy Solstice, everyone, no matter which hemisphere you’re in!

Be da Bear
Bob T Panda

The panda is political…

Every once in a while, someone will send me a message or comment saying that they can no longer read my ‘toons because “it’s just too upsetting, how political they have become.” I try to take a deep breath and calmly explain the history of cartoons (political), the rights of the artist to determine the content and style of our own work, and then we get to pandas….

And I have to remind/inform/exclaim that pandas are the most political animal, and most politically used animal in existence. Panda loans (and before them gifts of pandas) are used to curry favor, or reward the recipient. It’s really a pretty simple concept. You are nice to us? We will let you have a couple of pandas. Oh, but all the kids are ours, and that will be $1M a year to rent them, bamboo and cuppycakes not included.

But could pandas be up to something more sinister?

Bwahahahaha!

Speak into the flower pot!
Bob T Panda

BTW: “President” Mittens is visiting the UK again. I hope he behaves himself this time!

Yep, that old Mittens…he’s SUCH a charmer!

What’s a Sunday for, if not for Pandas?

I just received an email yesterday, with pictures of the Bubba and Ping pins, which have just landed at Pin Game Strong. I’ll have them in my hot liddle paws by the end of next week, and then packaged and off to YOU, the following week! Read on to see the pictures they sent me of the pins!

But meanwhile, since this is Bubba’s turn at fame (settle down, Pinky!) …(oh and don’t forget Ping!) It only seems fair that we feature some of Bubba’s ‘toons from the archive this week!

Get your bowl of frosting, sit back, and enjoy the show. We’ll head back to the fight for Democracy tomorrow!

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

Feed me, Mama!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

See? I told you it was broken!

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Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?

Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!

And because you’ve been so supportive (not to mention patient…)

The Bubba and his friends patch!

yes! This is the actual pin!

Don’t forget Ping Ping!…Ping!

 

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

PS: Did you miss our Kickstarter? Do you mebbee want some pins and patches? Stay tuned! There will be opportunities to catch up in the next round of pins later this month!

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?

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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

When you are looking for a good panda tourism option…

..better try Pand-air! The airline for all your panda tourism needs!

Pinky ALWAYS has a plan!

Pand-Air is the only airline you’ll ebber need!

Panda on!
Bob T panda

 

Sunday Funday(?????)

With all the news in the news, it’s hard to feel like having fun, but that is what we must do if we are to survive the current madness of “King” Donald. Apparently, He just found out that 4th of July is a holiday, and he “came up with” a great idea for the day.

I hope he doesn’t make attendance mandatory.

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Do we HAVE to go?

Meanwhile, out in California…

Yun Zi leaves for China

There’s no place like home…

Yun Zi leaves his San Diego Home for China

Leaving the nest is never easy.

mr wu speaks out.

Is this a personality or what?

annoyed moviegoer allegedly shoots two for texting in movietheater

Don’t try this at home….

Don’t you just wish Fezbook would quit changing things?

Don’t Touch My Stuff! (this means you, Gail.)

Meanwhile, in Kickstarter land, I’ve ordered pins and patches and will get the backer surveys out next week! Huzzah! I bet Pinky will be so happy when Bubba and Ping arrive!

Stay safe and make sure you don’t have a humor deficit!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Pinky is at it again…

Uh oh. I knew when I saw her new tiara (Pinky 2020) that it was a sign of trouble. Big trouble. Mommee Mei might have hoped that Pinky had  learned something from her experience 4 years ago, and she did, they were just not the things Mommee Mei wanted her to learn.

I’m almost afraid to look…

Ping!

Be the Bear!
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