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One Step For a Small Bear…

…One Giant Panda for Bearkind!!! Yes, it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I even remember where I was! I was at music camp at West Virginia University, in Morgantown WV, where I had the dubious honor of being last chair, third clarinet, 3 years running! Who needs to practice when you’re last chair? Bonus!

But I digress…Houston! We have a problem!

Let’s celebrate some bears in space!

To the moon, Alice!

For a different sort of space to be lost in…

inside Bob's Brain

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

THIS is your brain on pandas. Any questions?

#6 is getting ready to make his move!


Did we mention it’s almost time for…Mei Watch?

we are still hoping for a panda cub trifecta

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

To go, where no bear has gone before…
Bob T Panda

Thanks to all who supported the Mr. Wu Pin project! Production is underway, and hopefully we will have them in out paws by the end of August! Stay tuned if you missed our Kickstarter, but still want some goodies! Once we have them in paw, (and we’ve sent them out to our Kickstarter supporters) we’ll let you know how you can get them too!

Are You Talking to Me?

Why, yes, I am! While we continue to marvel at the level of dysfunction that is emanating from You Know Who and out of our nation’s capitol, isn’t it reassuring to know that panda satire is alive and well?

Before we get to today’s celebration of cats behaving badly (as opposed to bears behaving badly) let’s get some shameless promotion out of the way. As of now, all the Panda Chronicles books are now available as ebooks.  While personally, I am more of a print book person myself, ebooks are a way you can ALWAYS have Pinky, Bubba, and the rest of the gang (don’t forget WU!) with you all the time, wherever you go.

As an added bonus, if you’ve already gotten the books from Amazon, you can get the ebooks for only $1.99 each! (this only applies to Amazon sales. If you bought it directly from me, this does not apply.) A sweet deal, to say the least!  Through the end of the year, all the ebooks (if you haven’t bought the print books already) are $3.99, so if you’ve been holding off getting the print editions because acorns are scarce on the ground or your book cases are full (we know how that goes) here’s an opportunity to have some panda fun and support panda satire! I’ll be raising the prices a bit in January, just so you know!

You can visit my Book Table page for the direct links to the ebooks! Thanks for supporting Panda Satire!

And now, on with today’s feature presentation!

Lock that cat up, for crying out loud!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Just how disordered is YOU KNOW WHO’s personality?

Pretty disordered, as far as I can see, if the tweets coming during and after John McCain’s funeral are any indication. How many ways can we say, “This is NOT about you”? Of course President Obama’s eulogy was brilliant, and for a moment I did not hate George W; I thought he gave a wonderful eulogy. Although there were definitely some very pointed comparisons to the current administration, most of the rebukes came in the form of recounting McCain’s good qualities and dedication to service, justice and the Constitution.

If you can’t stand to be compared, maybe YOU need to do better, Donnie.

So let’s get on with the show!

Someone forgot to take their meds today, I think.

Once again, Pinky guesses right on the nose!

Panda ON
Bob T Panda

Day 9 And now a special request…

Greetings Panda fans.  Many (if not all) of you know that in addition to being the leading practitioner of Panda Satire in the world (Hey! Until I hear different, I’m claiming it!) I’m also a painter, who shows and sells her work.  I live in a wonderful little corner of the world, which besides abounding in natural beauty, has more artists, musicians, writers, actors, chefs and artisanal farmers than you can shake a stick at.  (Shaking only, no hitting please.) A little over a year ago, some dedicated, hard working folks thought it would be a really good idea to have an information resource that benefitted both the creative types that live and work here, but also anyone who wanted one publication in which to read about all the amazing stuff that’s going on around here.

And so, Whidbey Life Magazine was born, an online resource for all the arts and culture on Whidbey Island.! There are a small band of us who write for the magazine, but the magazine is mostly fueled by the hard work of its founders, Jan Shannon and Sue Taves, not to mention our long suffering, cat herding editor, Patricia Duff. So now, they would like to add a twice yearly print magazine to the mix, so as to reach even more people who want to know what all the fuss is about on Whidbey Island. They have started an Indiegogo campaign to make that a reality.

Of course, the pandas wanted to…um…help:


Don’t believe EVERYTHING the panda kindergarten says!

I know that many of you who are reading this might not live here, but I hope you’ll take a little time from your day to see what we are doing here, and maybe even support this project. You can read WLM  here and see if we offer something you would enjoy and like to support. And then, check out our Indiegogo project. And…um…a date with George Clooney is NOT one of the perks.  Just sayin’.

The panda kindergarten is waiting to take your call.

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda


A Bear By Any Other Name Would Smell…well, that’s it.

It is spring time and pandas are in the mood for loooooove.  From San Diego Z00 (where they let the panda cam show some RATHER personal stuff, if you ask me, to Edinburgh, Scotland, where the happy (panda) couple have been hired to promote….deodorant.  No, I am not making this up.   The Royal Zoo in Edinburgh Scotland has played let’s make a deal with manufacturers of deodorant, to have the Scottish Pandas appear in their advertising.  I can’t make stuff up this good, no way.  Since I am not able to receive TV commercials from Scotland, it was, however, left to my imagination to bring you the commercial.  (OK, I DID make this up.)

A bear by any other name, would still smell pretty funky.

Stay tuned this week for more panda product placement!

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda

Alas, Poor Twinkie…we will miss you……

cuppycakes, ode to a twinkie Cuppycakes are in the news once again!  This time, it’s not cuppycake confiscation, but the demise of an American institution…yes, those little packaged snack cakes that are alleged to have a shelf life of a million years, are on their way out!.  I suppose that it is no mystery why the maker of Twinkies and Wonderbread has filed for bankruptcy.  I can’t remember the last time I ate one.  But still….

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Bob’s Year in Review!

This is the time of year that we cleverly slack off creating any new material, (though in our defense, we probably drew more new cartoons this year than the last 2) and show some of our favorites in a lame, but effective, “year in review” format!  But don’t worry, we have new cartoons in the works that will start appearing in 2012!  The really great thing about  a lousy economy is that I need to cheer myself up with extra panda satirizing. Everybody wins!

Here’s one of my favorite cartoons of the year, starring the panda kindergarten, of course!

Halloween pandas

I especially like the little panda that uses toilet paper to make a mummy costume, but hey, that’s just the way I am!

And what would this year be without the introduction of Babette de Panda, panda child of Victory Schouten.  In Babette’s cartoon persona, she has learned much from her mentor and great Muppet friend, Miss Piggy.

cartoon soap opera

And of course, our 30 Pandas in 30 Days feature for the month of November! (Still available as a poster from Pandyland at Cafe Press!)

30 days of pandas

Be the Bear!

See you for more Year in Review tomorrow!

Bob T. Panda

Will Scotland Be Brave in the face of the Panda Kindergarten?

Nobody expects the Panda Kindergarten!  Or was that the Spanish Inquisition?  No matter.  While the tune Scotland the Brave runs through my head, the Panda Kindergarten continues to get ready for Tian Tian and Yang Guang‘s arrival.  Bagpipes Beware!  What next? MacBear, or should I say, The Scottish Cartoon?

The Scottish pandas

Be the Bear!

Bob T Panda

Alas, Poor Chi Chi, I Knew Her…

Yes, panda fans, it’s time for the Scottish Play…er…cartoon I mean.  Here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire we never miss the opportunity to make fun of current events in the panda world.   Well, actually, we’ll make fun of anything, whether it’s about pandas or not.  The return of pandas to Great Britain for the first time in almost 40 years is an event to be celebrated!  ( My panda historian friends will correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that Chi Chi, who lived at the London Zoo from 1958 until her death in 1972, was the last panda who lived in Great Britain.

The Scottish Cartoon

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda


While we wait for the arrival of the Scottish pandas….

Of course we know that Tian Tian and Yang Guang are not actually Scottish,  I mean, it’s not like they are some exotic variation on Scottish Terriers, after all.  But still, our heart starts to go pitter patter just a bit when we think of pandas gracing the British Isles once again.  As you know, pandas have trod these paths before, and not so very long ago at that.  Am I speaking of Chi Chi, who lived at the London Zoo from 1958 until her death in 1972?  Why no! I’m speaking of the Torch Bears recent visit to Westminster Cathedral to start their round the world journey back to London for the 2012 (Panda) Olympic Games!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda