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.
All the kerfuffle over the census form (“WHY WON’T THE SUPREME COURT LET ME DO WHAT I WANT? THAT’S WHAT I PICKED THEM FOR!!!!”) reminded me of this ‘toon from the last Panda Census:
Do we have to count panda adoption fees?
Pinky’s attempt to recruit Six and Sebben as her new minions reminded me of her previous collusion with small pandas….you could ALMOST have sympathy for the difficulty the WH has to find staff that doesn’t crime….
Triple Trouble indeed!
What are Pinky and her minions getting up to?
Minion security: you can’t be too careful.
Maybe you shouldn’t plug that many things into an extension cord, Pinky.
did someone turn out the lights?
And Zoonooz is on the job!
Pinky is so good at “Evade the Question”, that she is obviously a natural politician!
Cause and effects are very complicated concepts for baby pandas, don’t you think?
Bob T Panda
Don’t forget! We have 3 more days on our Kickstarter campaign!
I got so excited checking in on the Mr. Wu: Put a Panda on It pin project yesterday, that I completely forgot to set up today’s post, which I usually set up to go out around 6 AM PDT. I hope I can be excused, just this once. We reached our funding goal, so the Mr. Wu pin and patch, as well as the panda kindergarten key chain will be a reality in the not too distant future!
Now, we just have to get a little farther in our funding goal to make Pinky’s 2020 bumperstickers a reality! You don’t want to disappoint Pinky do you?
But now, let’s have TODAY’S pandas, in an episode we call: Pinky gets new minions!
Pinky’s previous minions are all grown up now, and know better than to listen to her, but…
PS: if you’d like to support another panda artist’s work, there’s still time to support Nolan Lee’s book publication, The Panda is Still Fat, over on Indegogo! (Ironically, Nolan is a cute young, skinny guy who might be as obsessed with pandas as I am! )
We are barely halfway through 2019 and we’ve had the first drop out from the Democratic field. (Not Pinky! Or Bob) While some might think that there are far too many people running for the Democratic nomination, I think the large field is a good thing. I think it helps each of us to clarify what the most important things are to us, as each candidate articulates what they want for this country of ours.
Each of the candidates has something to offer. Their focuses are different, even with a certain amount of overlap. I believe that by encouraging all to participate, we, the people, get to think about what are the issues that are important to us. And frankly, many of their policy ideas are needed now. Eric Swalwell was the first to leave the race, but his central issue, dealing with the over abundance of guns in our country and lack of sensible regulations, is an important one.
I hope as each of these candidates who fail to gain traction step aside, they will leave these important issues for the remaining candidates to pick up and add to the things they are passionate about. One thing is certain. This needs to be the final days of 45’s reign of contemptuous lawlessness.
But that’s enough of being serious! Bring on the pandas!
get out of the way! There is a Pinky coming through!
And don’t forget! only one more week for our Kickstarter campaign! Did we mention our fabulous Stretch Goal reward? You know you want this!
Wait till the absolute last minute to start actually setting up your project
2. Figure “I’ve done this so many times before. I have the items designed, what could possibly go wrong?”
3. Hit a technical glitch within the Kickstarter site.
4. Go to sleep and hope it will be fixed by morning
5. Glitch has not self corrected. Send request for help to Kickstarter support.
6. Get no response from Kickstarter.
7. Send another request to the help line.
8. Get no response.
9. Troll Kickstarter on Twidder (heh) but (mostly nicely. (mostly)
10. Send another desperate email to help line.
11. Kickstarter fixes glitch.
12. Launch project from phone, without sending out sufficient notice, late on Friday afternoon.
13. Send out the same ‘toon you sent out yesterday, announcing the ACTUAL launch of the project, as opposed to the one announcing it yesterday, when I was not actually able to launch.
My Bad! But Hey! We’re LIVE!!!!!
Mr. Wu IS a pivotal panda in the rise of panda satire! Better late than nebber!
I think we are almost ready to launch our new Kickstarter Pin Project, featuring, the one, the only, the irresistible Real Wu Self! At noon today PDT, we are planning to be ready to launch. Despite the fact that I am a bit behind on this, due to several circumstances beyond my control, and a rather overwhelming need to take naps the last couple weeks, I am approaching readiness for this project!
Due to my lackadaisical attitude that “Oh, I’ve done lots of projects and they always confirmed my set up really quickly” I still don’t have all the clearances I need to go ahead and launch Wu’s project tomorrow. I’m hoping that approvals will magically take place over night and I will still be able to launch at my scheduled planned time of Noon, Thursday June 27, but if I can’t, then I will keep you posted! For those who supported the last 2 projects, I can send out messages via Kickstarter, and for the rest of you, I’ll post an update here, Twidder, and Fezbook. Sigh…that’ll learn me!
Let’s see what Mr. Wu himself has to say about this!
Mr. Wu IS a pivotal panda in the rise of panda satire!
Be the bear!
Bob T Panda
psst! want a sneak peek at the preview? Here it is!
The Panda Kindergarten Keychain! Huzzah! Final size approx. 1 3/4 inches wide
Ahem…You Know Who just officially “launched” his reelection campaign, although how you can tell it from his business as usual, I just don’t know. Mr. Badger suggested that I not listen to the news any more, so that my blood pressure doesn’t shoot through the roof, and I don’t have nightmares about the concentration camps at the border.
But if I did that, I wouldn’t have heard this story to make fun of (because we DO need an extra dose of humor in our lives, especially at times like this!)
What’s that smell? Could it be…The smell of FREEDOM??