It does seem that I am running double speed and still staying behind the times, behind the curve, behind the eight-ball. So, you will forgive me (I hope!) that I share this little behind the scenes look a bit late, at Bubba’s Birthday Eve! I am happy to report that he did not flunk cake this year (huzzah!) but he MIGHT have, if he did not have a little help getting to his birthday bash on time!
Better safe than sorry, when it comes to your Birthday party, Bubba!
It does not pay to be late! You don’t want to flunk cake again, do you, Boo Boo?
Well, and the ordering too. Thanks so much to everyone who supported my latest project, and thanks to all of you who read my ‘toons every week. It’s always a delicate balance in asking people to support what I do when I take to the crowd-funding arena. You should know, that if you are reading my work, you are helping to support my work, even if you’re not in a place where you can support it financially.
The first time I created a Kickstarter project, I was so nervous that no one would think giving me money to go to Italy was a good idea But people did, and I learned much about how to ask for, and how to accept your help with grace and gratitude. I know that not everyone is in a position to buy things that don’t have a purpose, other than to remember fun, and to bring a smile to your face when you look at it.
I hope reading these ‘toons bring you joy and resolve, see what humor exists even in trying times, and helps you get through these “interesting” times we find ourselves in. Plus, making fun of mean people is kind of…um…enjoyable.
Back when I was freshly out of college, I had moved up to Western MA, and worked in a variety of restaurants, while trying to keep painting. The split shift I usually worked, didn’t leave a lot of time for painting on work days, so I fell into watching soap operas during my several off hours. The Young and the Restless was one show I remember.
But in Pinky’s case, it should be The Young and the Relentless!
Watch out, Bubba! Pinky is on the loose!
Bubba and Ping pins should be arriving soon! If you missed an opportunity, send me a message or comment!
I just received an email yesterday, with pictures of the Bubba and Ping pins, which have just landed at Pin Game Strong. I’ll have them in my hot liddle paws by the end of next week, and then packaged and off to YOU, the following week! Read on to see the pictures they sent me of the pins!
But meanwhile, since this is Bubba’s turn at fame (settle down, Pinky!) …(oh and don’t forget Ping!) It only seems fair that we feature some of Bubba’s ‘toons from the archive this week!
Get your bowl of frosting, sit back, and enjoy the show. We’ll head back to the fight for Democracy tomorrow!
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!
Feed me, Mama!
Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!
What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!
I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.
See? I told you it was broken!
Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?
Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!
And because you’ve been so supportive (not to mention patient…)
The Bubba and his friends patch!
yes! This is the actual pin!
Don’t forget Ping Ping!…Ping!
Bob T Panda
PS: Did you miss our Kickstarter? Do you mebbee want some pins and patches? Stay tuned! There will be opportunities to catch up in the next round of pins later this month!
With all the news in the news, it’s hard to feel like having fun, but that is what we must do if we are to survive the current madness of “King” Donald. Apparently, He just found out that 4th of July is a holiday, and he “came up with” a great idea for the day.
I hope he doesn’t make attendance mandatory.
Do we HAVE to go?
Meanwhile, out in California…
There’s no place like home…
Leaving the nest is never easy.
Is this a personality or what?
Don’t try this at home….
Don’t you just wish Fezbook would quit changing things?
Don’t Touch My Stuff! (this means you, Gail.)
Meanwhile, in Kickstarter land, I’ve ordered pins and patches and will get the backer surveys out next week! Huzzah! I bet Pinky will be so happy when Bubba and Ping arrive!
Stay safe and make sure you don’t have a humor deficit!
Uh oh. I knew when I saw her new tiara (Pinky 2020) that it was a sign of trouble. Big trouble. Mommee Mei might have hoped that Pinky had learned something from her experience 4 years ago, and she did, they were just not the things Mommee Mei wanted her to learn.
A big thanks to all of the fans and friends of Bubba (and Ping Ping!!!!) who have signed up to and contributed to the latest Pin Project! We are truly in the home stretch now, with the project closing down tomorrow at Noon PDT! I’m very excited about the pin and patch designs and can hardly wait to see them and hold them in my paws!
Pandas are standing by to fulfill your every wish!
I thought mommee hid Pinky’s magical wand!
Head on over to Kickstarter now, and get your Bubba (and Ping Ping!!!) pin today!
Allow me to pontificate a little schmoopilly here…
While there is a lot of work and planning in putting together a crowd funding campaign, there is also a LOT of fun involved too. I love designing little things from my drawings, but what I love most is interacting with you all!
When I see names that I know from Fezbook and Twidder, and even from real life, I get a little thrill. It’s almost like we are having a conversation: Hey! I like what you’re doing here! I wanna make sure you can keep doing it!…Chatting back and forth in the messages makes me feel a little less isolated in my studio. And to all the new people, whose names I don’t recognize, thank you for climbing aboard the panda bus!
Bubba’s pin! Funded in just over 3 hours!
So very Bubba, right?
And since we funded so quickly, I thought we should up the ante with a little stretch goal…visit us at Kickstarter today and climb aboard!
It’s not a party if you didn’t bring cuppycakes!
Because without Ping Ping, Bubba would only have his big zizzy Pinky to play with!
By the way, there were still a few Pinky pins available as of Tuesday afternoon!
Meanwhile, things are heating up in the other Washington…