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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 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 18 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Today is the day! Day 18 of 31 days of Pandas celebrates…

Impeachment Day!!!

A bear can dream, am I right?

We wish it was Impeachment and Removal Day, but let’s see where this goes. Maybe (hahahahaha) a few members of the GOP in the Senate will grow a spine. I know, I know…

Panda on!
Bob T we shall overcome Panda

Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of Mei Xiang’s Nightmare Before Christmas!

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 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 7 ~ 31 Days of Pandas

Happy Caturday! For those of you who serve cats, congratulations! While my feline overlord has gone to her reward (unlimited tuna and no one bothering her, one might guess) I look forward to the day when once again I can hear the pitter patter of thundering paws. How an animal so small can make so much noise is beyond me!

But enough about cats! It’s time for more of Pinky in Wonderland!

Our story continues…

What did we tell you?

Bubba wouldn’t be such a smarty pants if he wasn’t up in that tree (and couldn’t disappear at will)

I don’t know if I would eat that mushroom, Pinky!

Don’t eat that, Pinky!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 5- 31 Days of Pandas

It’s Day 5 and Pinky is back!!!! Unfortunately for her, so are the Meihems, and they made a list, checked it twice, and brought it along so they could be sure that they didn’t forget any of Pinky’s crimes! And there are a lot of them!

I’m making a list, and it’s really big…

Not even Pinky is above the law. And if SHE isn’t, then Mittens sure as heck isn’t either!

Panda on!
Be the Bear!
Hand over that Cuppycake!
Bob T Panda

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!!!!

Sock it to MEEEEEEEEEEE!

It is day one of 31 Days of Pandas!

Are you excited? I know I am! I am excited for so many things! First, 31 Days of Pandas is my excuse to go full panda for an entire month. Secondly (and very importantly,) the socks are on their way to me even as we speak! The folks down at Pin Game Strong are great to work with. One of the many kind things they do, is to send pictures of the finished items as they receive them, before sending them on to me.

What could be better than wearing pandas on your feet?

I should have the socks in my hot little paws by Tuesday afternoon. My goal is to get them packed and shipped by Friday. There are about a half dozen people who have not responded to their invoices yet, so if you are one of them, please check your spam folder to see if the invoice is there, and pay the PayPal invoice promptly. I won’t be shipping unpaid orders. I’ll send out another reminder on Monday.

Another thing I am very excited about is my new shop on Redbubble!

I’m still getting set up, but there are a whole bunch of fun things you can buy with my pandas on them, AND they are having a site wide 25%-60% off sale, which means YOU can buy MORE Stuff with PANDAS!!!! Here’s the LINK! I have things with Pinky, Bubba, Mr. Wu AND things from Pandamorphosis (For those who like more fine art pandas!)

Head over to the Panda Chronicle Page on Redbubble!

Meanwhile, back at the pandas for today’s presentation for 31 Days of Pandas! How about an Encore presentation of Pinky in Wonderland?

wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser…

wonderland

Pinky: mommee is making jokes again!

Was that Mr. Bun????

Sometimes being spontunerous can get you in over your head, Pinky!

Drink mee!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for day 2 of 31 Days of Pandas! (Oh…and go buy stuff with pandas on it!)

Be the Bear and Buy Stuff with pandas!
Bob T panda

It’s Unconsditooshunal!

The impeachment inquiry labors on, with dedicated career civil servants and military veterans making the hard choice to speak out about corrupt doings coming from the Grifter in Chief, and the R’s try to throw as much shade, mud, and dancing elephants at them, since they have nothing more than “if the president does it, it’s not corrupt” as a defense.

Meanwhile, real life Bei Bei has begun his long journey to his ancestral homeland, and we are all sad! It is injury on top of the insult of this “administration.”

Even Pinky would do a better job, me thinks…

Pinky can’t be indicted!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda!

Don’t forget to check out Tuesday’s post to find out how you can get your own hand felted panda, AND help save Democracy! Check it out HERE!