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Huzzah! 31 Days of Pandas is Here!

Yes, panda satire fans, it is time again for our end-of-the-year-last-gasp-attempt-at-fun

31 Days of Pandas!!!!!!

As I mentioned on Friday, with so many projects now on the front burner, I am not able to do a new cartoon every day this month. There will be new material as well, but I thought I would take this as an opportunity for some of our newer community members to catch up on some of the stories we have brought you in the past years.

Princess Pinky announces 31 days of pandas

Who can forget Princess Pinky’s first time on 31 days of pandas, when she was barely 100 days old!?

Mr Wu tries to take charge

Needless to say, the Wu Self was not pleased to have to compete for screen time for 31 days of pandas!

To start this year off right, we thought we would have an encore presentation of that holiday classic, The Wizard of Wu!

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can't...Wu?

where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

We're in for it now, Binky!

We’re in for it now, Binky!

Let’s hear it for 31 days of pandas
Be the Bear, Bob T Panda

It’s Fabulous Furry Friday!

Sometimes it’s easy to know what to post for Fabulous Furry Friday, and sometimes it’s not. The news continues to be depressing; more school shootings, lion killers going unindicted, the coming of daylight losing time, not to mention the lack of a MacArthur Fellowship being awarded for panda satire…

It’s enough to make a sensitive panda crawl under the covers and not come out for weeks. But there are paintings to paint, and pandas to draw. Maybe I’ll have a cuppycake and all will be well.

Or maybe I’ll just watch some panda videos. That always helps.

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Yep, it's true! pandas are under contract!

Yep, it’s true! pandas are under contract!

Is it that time already?

Is it that time already?

Can Mehitabel endure the tidal wave of pandas?

Can Mehitabel endure the tidal wave of pandas?

Will Mehitabel ever free herself of pandas? Stay tuned!

Will Mehitabel ever free herself of pandas? Stay tuned!

just in time for the upcoming onslaught...a visit to Bob's First campaign!

just in time for the upcoming onslaught…a visit to Bob’s First campaign!

Be the bear!
And if you are behind on your Panda Satire reading, now would be the perfect time to stock up on all six of The Panda Chronicles Books!

Huzzah!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday presents Mei Watch

A new report from panda nanny extraordinaire Nicole McCorkle reveals that while Mei Xiang may be doing a little decorating around her den, we shouldn’t start knitting booties for the new arrivals just yet. Pandas are notoriously coy when it comes to revealing if they are actually pregnant or not.

Therefore, it is time for our favorite show…Mei Watch!

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

This doesn't have anything to do with Mei Xiang, but I was looking for this one!

This doesn’t have anything to do with Mei Xiang, but I was looking for this one!

Will Mei have a new cub or two? Will Pinky take time out from her campaign to babysit? Will the minions be caught breaking in to Bob’s campaign headquarters? Stay tuned to this channel!  and remember, Vote Pinky, Vote often!

Declare your support for Pinky!

Declare your support for Pinky!

BTW, I’ve been having a little internet frolic (get your minds out of the gutters, people!) over on the blog Cordelia’s Mom, Still, and we have been doing a group post between Cordelia’s Mom and a few other bloggers. I even did a special cartoon for it, but the only place you can see it is here!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

A Walk in the Woods

I just saw notice today of something that makes me very happy! Bill Bryson’s book, A Walk in the Woods has been made into a movie which will be released this September!  For those of you who have not yet read Bryson’s hilarious account of walking the Appalachian trail, I suggest you get your furry behinds to your nearest library or bookstore and acquire a copy. Like all of Bryson’s books, AWITW contains humor, interesting facts and history, as well as a few things that can kill you.

Huzzah!

To celebrate, I share a few cartoons of bears being bears.

another cartoon inspired by real news!

another cartoon inspired by real news!

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story

Bob still likes to get out in the field once in a while.

Bob still likes to get out in the field once in a while.

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!

Oh those polar bears! What jokers they are!

Be the Bear! And have a Fabulous Furry Friday!
Bob T. Panda

Don’t Make Pinky Mad!

Why, oh why, did Mehitabel not listen to me? I warned her about picking that precocious princess of panditude for her temporary co-host. Pick Mr. Wu, I suggested. he’s become a responsible sub-adult panda, as his work with Inspector Panda has shown. But no. You had to go for the big star, the Smithsonian icon, figuring it would boost Zoonooz’s ratings for sweeps week.

And look where it got you.

I was really afraid this was going to happen.

I was really afraid this was going to happen. We warned you about that Ides of March thingie, didn’t we?

I can’t help it. I love to draw Pinky when she gets all upset, and…um…poofy. My bad. But where did she go? I guess I’ll find out when you do. That’s what happens when you make Pinky mad. Bad stuff.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

More Pandas in the News

I did promise you that I had a veritable plethora of panda tales (or was that tails?…no matter) and here is another absolutely true story which, coincidentally enough, is about pandas! Huzzah!

I swear, I can’t make this stuff up.

Today’s story is a tale of treachery, of impostor pandas, of impersonation of their black and white fluffy goodness. Is that a panda I see before me?

Apparently not.

Here’s the actual news story, so that you know I am not making this up. That includes the quote by the spokesperson for the Animal Protection Party. Just saying. Quite frankly, Mehitabel has way too many rights around my house, if you ask me.

Well, it LOOKED like a panda...

Well, it LOOKED like a panda…

Stay tuned for more true stories and the panda kindergarten’s Chinese New Year Celebration coming up next week!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

The Giant Panda Zoo Awards Part 2

We couldn’t just leave poor Princess Dumpling with Pinky on top of her wrestling, (or trying to, anyway,) trying to wrestle the award for Panda personality of the year away from Princess Dumpling, the rightful owner. Apparently winning the silver medal was not good enough for Pinky, and she..um…tried to redistribute the awards. Actually, she probably wanted all three awards for Panda Personality and who can blame her?

Princess Dumpling is no dope, however, and she seems to have the lowdown on Pinky and her methods for world domination. Meanwhile, Mr. Wu is probably laughing up the sleeve of his trench coat as Pinky comes face to face with this years terrible trio of interlopers.

Wait a minute...triplets??????

Wait a minute…triplets??????

I’m sure the voting system for the Giant Panda Zoo Awards is quite secure and impervious to devious panda perpetrators, isn’t it?

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the highway…

Squee.

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use the “storyline” that came out of the realms of “Political Intrigue: New Jersey edition”…you know what I’m talking about. And who would be a better mastermind, than our nation’s first panda princess…but don’t tell!  There’s sure to be a cover-up.

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.

Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?

And while we’re talking politics, if you haven’t heard, a panda is running for mayor of Washington DC, you can read about his campaign on Twitter!  Is that cool or what? He has our support, for sure! Check him out on twitter at @PandaforMayorDC  Or, is it little Princess Bao Bao who has her eye on the prize? (Rumor has it, she’s getting ready to throw her tiara into the ring!)

Thanks again to all my Kickstarter supporters. My project was wildly successful, news will be breaking soon, so stay tuned.  (Better than wind breaking, I guess.)

Be the Bear!
BobT. panda

Mr. Wu has a surprise coming….

…and it is not necessarily a good one. Sigh…There comes a time in a young bear’s life, when he is pushed out into the world.  We don’t know if Bai Yun and her betrothed bear Gao Gao will hear the flapping of the storks wings one more time, but nevertheless, unlike so many young people these days, living at home with mom providing three meals and laundry service is not an option for Mr. Wu.

Sing ‘ho” for the life of a bear.

Xiao Liwu and Bai Yun

Too soon, too soon, a Wu and his mom will go their separate ways…

There is still work to be done to prepare for the launch of the  Pandamorphosis kickstarter project. But also in panda satire news this month, Here at The Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire, we are donating $1 to Pandas International for each Panda Chronicles book sold for the entire month of February. Huzzah!

Here’s today’s image from Pandamorphosis!

"Just what does she see in pandas?" thought the cat...

“Just what does she see in pandas?” thought the cat…

Stay tuned….
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

 

 

Day 14: Oh Atlanta, hear me calling…

Well.

You knew I was going to have to come up with a response to the astounding news out of Zoo Atlanta yesterday morning, didn’t you?  What? You haven’t heard?

Well.

It turns out that not one, not two, but THREE pandas born at Zoo Atlanta had gender misidentifications.  Actually, that’s really four, since first born Atlanta panda Mei Lan was thought to be female until reaching the age of five when they discovered: wait no! it’s a boy.

Now, it turns out that not only the twinkies are girls instead of the “absolute, no mistake here” gender identification as boys, but also, three year old Po is female as well.  I always thought that Po was a particularly pretty panda, but really, we all kind of look alike, so what do I know?  Needless to say, it was quite the chatty day in the pandasphere!

panda cub gender switch

We would like to thank Zoo Atlanta for providing us with new material for WEEKS to come!

Meanwhile did any of them think about ME and all the work I would have to do, new names for Bert and Ernie, (front runners: Thelma and Louise), new wardrobes, going back and drawing eyelashes on the previous drawings of the twins…it’s not like I don’t have enough to do already!  Zoo officials have no idea how time consuming panda satire is!

If you missed the earlier “expose`” about the gender reassigning of Mei Lan, here it is: Huzzah!

first panda gender misidentification at zoo atlanta

Well, we do all look alike.

first panda gender misidentification at zoo atlanta

Love the hat!

Tomorrow! a new outfit for Princess Pinky! (at last!)

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda