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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….

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

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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

Here We Are! 2019…Is it any better yet?

Hmmm…not so that I can tell. There is a great essay by Anne Lamott, about not making pointless resolutions for the new year, like…um…losing weight. Pandas are gonna panda, am I right? And part of being pandy is…um…being pandy, so enough with that!

That said, I do like to make goals every year, primarily to focus myself on the work I want to accomplish during the year. I only occasionally look at my list once I’ve written it, but I find the act of writing things down, with a pen on paper, and sharing them with another artist friend of mine in our annual ritual, does help me keep on track. And when I do revisit the list, I find that I have done much of it.

Haven’t sat down to do my list yet, but here are some things that I want to put on it

Visit the San Diego Pandas. (plans are already in the making and execution)
Close down my Pandyland store on Cafe Press and get my one on RedBubble up and running
Compile and publish the next edition of the Panda Chronicles books. This will be Book 9!
Do a January “100 things” Kickstarter. I have an idea, & it involves panda stuff! More soon!
Paint and garden like a tornado
Get back to work on the manuscript/storyboards for books 3 & 4 of The Pandyland Mysteries,  my graphic novel series, as yet unpublished, but when it is, I am going to be so ready to keep it moving.

I’m also going to tweak the schedule here a bit…

New cartoons will post on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at a little later in the morning than I have been posting them. Encore presentations will appear on Sundays instead of Fridays. Other than than, everything will be exactly the same. (Except with maybe some indictments and more resignations from the Mittens WH) Pinky will still torment her brother; Bubba will still strain the seems of his overalls. mei xiang will despair of ever getting Pinky to behave, and Mehitabel will still rule from her heavenly post. You’ll get used to it.

But now, I think Mei Xiang finally has Pinky’s New Year’s resolutions compiled!

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

Panda on!
Bob T panda

 

 

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

You would think that Pinky would have figured out how to avoid Mommee Mei’s resolutions lists by now, but you would be mistaken. Fortunately, all she ever suggests for Bubba is that he chew his food well. Meanwhile, maybe Ping Ping will resolve to learn a few words in English, but on the other hand, I think he is very expressive, even with his limited vocabulary.

Pinky: “Why do I need resolutions when I’m already perfect?”
A fair question, indeed!

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Pinky: “rules are for other pandas.”

The files for the latest volume of The Panda Chronicles: The Pinky Defense are being reviewed even as we speak. After putting together 8 books of the cartoons, it finally seems (I say seems, because…) to be going smoothly, with no issues flagged by the printer, so I think it’s high time I reveal the cover, don’t you?

Thanks again to my Twitter friend from across the pond, @law_geek, for suggesting this title. The community of panda fans is awesome in the extreme!

Isn’t this just perfectly pinky?

Viva les Pandas!
Bob T Panda