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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

Everything still continues to be about Pinky

Who would have guessed, on that day back in 2013 that a very (very!) small panda would capture the imagination and delight of not only this nation but the entire world? She has truly taken on a life of her own, both the actual Bao Bao, but also her ‘toon bearsonification, Princess Pinky.

What do you say to a celebration of all things Pinky? Pinky: the early months

Bubba: what about all fings mee?
Pinky: be quiet, boo boo!

And just how did the panda kindergarten get her address?

Pinky gets a present!

Pinky tests her powers….

National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear

oops.

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

My Checkered Past…

Sometimes folks ask me where my ideas come from. They come from all over the place TBH. They come from the news, they come from actual pandas, and they are all at least tinged with my own past history. Today’s Sunday Funday takes a trip down memory lane….

Here’s how it works:

Panda Satire Made Easy

Panda satire explained for you!

The origins of Panda Satire…well, it started with cats!

Ever wondered where all these pandas came from?

But my years in the coffee mines of Starbucks have inspired more than one ‘toon over the years. I have mostly repressed the long ago memories from my days at the roasting plant. And before you ask, no I did not get rich on stock options: that happened after I left, after Howard “don’t call me a billionaire” Schultz bought it from the actual founders. (Want to read the low down on this man who would be president-or more likely help HWMNBN re-elected? Read This. I was able to supply some choice quotes.)

I hope Howard comes to think of me as the annoying splinter that gets stuck in your sock, that keeps poking your foot, and no matter how often you take off your sock, you can’t find it and it sends a sharp pain with every step you take. Don’t make Pinky mad!!!!!

This was way too much fun. :o)

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

But who knows what is floating around in my brain?

inside Bob's Brain

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

Panda on
Bob T double binkacchino with extra whippy cream Panda

Bears Will Be Bears!

I just heard a news story on the radio the other morning about grizzly bears still being on the endangered species list. This, of course, made me think about everyone’s favorite grizzly bears, Frank and Mikey! Be assured, I am working on some new ‘toons for them which will show up in a few weeks, because, as you might imagine, they have opinions about this development!

While generally speaking, we are all on team panda, rumor has it, there are OTHER bears out there too!

So to celebrate our upcoming ‘toons starring Frank and Mikey, here are some Sunday Funday ‘toons about bears!

Today, you are a bear.

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!

another cartoon inspired by real news!

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Lookee! It’s Frank and Mikey!

Send in the bears!

Helloooooo bears!

I like bears.

Be the Bear, ebbryone!
Bob T Panda (smarter than your average bear!)

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!

rooster

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

It’s Sunday Funday! Let’s have Fun with PANDAS!!!!

The sky is gray, but it’s all black and white at the Panda Chronicles!

Yes, it’s Sunday, which is now our day for Encore Presentations of all of my (and I hope your) favorite ‘toons. I spent yesterday at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle. It was fun and overwhelming and I came home with piles of new books to read, saw many of my writer/illustrator buddies from SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and was in the presence of more people than I usually see in a year.

If I find books in my now huge to-be-read pile that I love, I’ll be sure to pass these titles along as I know many of you love to read things that aren’t even about pandas!

But now, let’s have some of those pandas you love!

I just saw another news story on Twidder about this…

“I’ll have one of these, and one of these, and one of these, and one of…”

what fresh horror

…and she ate the just right cuppycake all up!

31 days

Oh come on…hasn’t that ever happened to you? One minute there are two dozen cuppycakes just sitting there, and the next minute they’re gone?

let there be cake!

Inspired by a TRUE story!

I need to go have some cake!

Panda on!

In case you might be interested….

Sunday Funday!

…I have a new Kickstarter campaign running since this past Thursday. For those of you who don’t know about Kickstarter, here’s how it works:

and that’s what it’s all about!

Some of you may remember some earlier campaigns: (Not to mention what the panda kindergarten did to Mehitabel!)

Get ready…….

ready

Think of the next couple weeks like NPR and their pledge drives!

There was my campaign to raise funds for a trip to see pandas in China…

paws

Isn’t it time for a cuppycake?

Of course, Pinky was happy to help!

pandas

Pinky: what’s wrong wif dis cookie?

Kickstarter

Did Bubba eat the cookie?

But this time, it’s ALL ABOUT PINKY!!!!! (Or, at least a pinky pin!)

Pinky pin! #ClapLouder Final size approximately 1.25″x1″

Panda on (over to my Kickstarter site!)
Bob T Panda

Update!: We’ve already reached funding minimums! Huzzah! I’ll be posting some stretch goals TOMORROW!!!!

31 Days of Pandas: Day 30~It’s almost over!

What a great 31 Days of Pandas this has been! I hope you’ve had fun and that at least for a few moments you forgot about the complete s*#*show was going on in our nation’s capitol. Oh…um..sorry. I didn’t mean to remind you.

Hey! Look over there! Pandas!

Sad Turtle, Too Much McConnell has much to answer for.

Wasn’t there something during the campaign of 2016 about NOT using private emails and devices?

Love in the Time of Mittens (which, quite frankly, is a lot like the time of cholera)

And finally, we end up where we began this panda-fun month!

31 Days of Pandas. You know you want this!

We all kind of feel like this, Pinky.

Panda like it’s 1999!
Bob T Panda

31 Days of Pandas: Day 6…We now return to…

Yes! We now return to Pinky in Wonderland! If you need to refresh your memory, you can read the first episodes HERE, and the second group HERE!

It’s okay…we’ll be right here waiting for you to catch up!

So now, let’s continue with Pinky in Wonderland!!!!

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

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, we will be doing our Year in Review, with more episodes of Pinky in Wonderland resuming on Monday!

Ho Ho Ho!
Bob T Panda