Still finding work arounds for all my technical difficulties. I just updated my operating system and now my scanner doesn’t want to work. Uh oh. I am getting the “offline” notice again, which is always encouraging. (not)
Anyway, fortunately I have this week and next week’s ‘toons scanned so I have a bit of time to figure this out!
Here’s today’s ‘toon!
Meanwhile, I am reading about Minch McTurtle’s feud with corporations. I guess it’s okay to take money from them, as long as they don’t contradict you? IDK.
Till later, Call the Panda Kindergarten tech team!
Some comics let their characters age, grow, get old disappear, add new characters as the older characters end their story lines. Some comics keep their characters in a state of suspended animation. Calvin remained six for all 10 years of Calvin and Hobbes. I’ve done a bit of the combination of the two, freezing characters at the age that is most conducive to the story lines that I have created.
Pandas come, and sometimes they go (Yun Zi, who really only appeared as a foil to young Mr. Wu, left for China as part of a story line) but mostly, I’ve left Princess Pinky, Bubba, the Meihems, and Six and Sebben as perennial pre-teens because that’s where my mind finds the most fertile story telling. And of course now there is Bikkie!
But now that the real life Pinky Boo Boo has had a cubby, it is very enticing to imagine that Pinky will now be on the receiving end of everything she has put her mother through. But I’m not ready to give up on Pinky as a small panda princess, intent on world domination. Therefore, I’m working on one of those dream sequence story lines, where for now, Pinky and Pinky Junior will exist only in Pinky’s dreams, at least for now!
So, let’s remember everything we love about Pinky! #Clap Louder!
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it was a happy one!
It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Isolated in our pandemic quarantine quarters, zooming with friends or for work or for school. Only now, as vaccines are happening, are (some) people coming cautiously out of their dens…
Except of course for the morons who just can’t stay out of crowded bars and other places, and have been spreading viruses around like penny candy at a parade…
Meanwhile, some enterprising farms have a solution for that profound feeling of isolation we are all feeling…
Okay…so I’m starting to get used to this new editing format, but I don’t like it yet.
I’m fairly sure that the Panda Kindergarten must be responsible for the difficulties I’ve been having with the Pandashpere. I am now setting this up in what WP calls the Block Editor. Things appear and disappear randomly, as if a certain small panda was using her magical wand to foul things up.
But when I try to use the “classic editor” which has helped me lo these many years to bring you all the panda satire you need and want, it does other strange things like not publish scheduled posts or stop working while I’m in the middle of composing these wise pontifications…um…I mean incoherent blatherings.
I’m still getting the hang of this new block(head) editor. I’m sure it is a good thing…now if I can just figure out how to do everything I need to do.
Speaking of doing things, I made some Easter Pandas! They’ll be available to order for a limited time.
The Easter Pandas! $42 plus the usual shipping charges. Maybe they will come with some tiny Easter eggs if I can find appropriate baskets!
So how about some ‘toons!
Well, I’m still finding my way around here, so that’s all for today. I’m still having trouble with the links to the new ‘toon post loading correctly when the link gets shared, but the general website address seems to work okay. So sharing on Twidder and fez book will be somewhat more erratic.
I promise there will be more cute panda ‘toons, coming soon. As the ghost of the former guy (this seems to be how he is referred to on Twidder, so as not to give any searchable items) just won’t go away, we have a few last things to get out of our system! At least ZooNooZ did not cover #FascistFest®️! No one would volunteer to go to it, so you’ll have to find info on that elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Bob continues to be surprised…
Nixon’s ghost just won’t go away!
Be the bear!
Bob T Panda
Don’t forget! For the month of March (while we are in the Panda Season of Love) every felty order will receive a free roll of Panda Season of Love Washi tape! Decorating fun!
Yes, we are in the midst of the Lunar New Year Celebration, AND today is Valentine’s Day! Meanwhile, the real life Princess Pinky has had her first cubby and it is a Princess! Princess Pinky Jr. shares (not dat word, mommee!) her birthday with the Real Wu Self, July 29th! Pinky Jr. seems to be in good paws with a foster mommy. Alvin of My Panda Tours gave us some good information about this over on FezBook, in case you follow him there.
In any case, this is not an uncommon state for first time panda moms. From all reports Pinky Jr. is doing well and the picture I saw of her is so cute! Get that cubby a magical wand!
But now, by popular request, (and because I was going to do this anyway) let’s have a round up of previous Lunar New Years with the Panda Kindergarten ‘toons!
The year of the bunny…..
Oh that panda kindergarten!
Huzzah! it’s the year of the Dragon!
Look out!!!! Oh, those triplets!
Huzzah! It’s The year of Pandas on Horsies!
Well, the FIRE part had Mehitabel a little worried, but…
While we have a new President (no quotation marks needed!) I’m afraid we have not seen the last of Mittens. How can we miss you if you won’t go away? I’m tempted to run a post of Mittens’ greatest hits, but, well, he doesn’t have any!
There is news on the Panda Chronicles Collection front! I am hard at work on Book 9, and hope to have it in shape to submit to my self publishing vehicle in another week or so. Stay tuned!
And now, here is a little assortment for our Sunday ‘toon fest, of February ‘toons through the years!
Ever wondered where all these pandas came from?
How splendiferous is chocolate? Let me count the ways
What do you mean by “was?”
The Life of PIE….get it? *chortle chortle*
Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?
Have you heard? the real Pinky is now a mommy!
You know we’re just kidding about this, right?
it’s the panda, the panda season of love!
“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang
In fact, not only was as bad as we thought it would be, it was worse.
Wee are pandas too!!!!
WEll, it COULD have been a hunt of Mittens Jr.!
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Stay ‘tooned for more new ‘toons this week!