The Season of Cake

Because it is my Birthday Season, it is also the Season of Cake. so today, for fabulous Furry Friday I rounded up a bunch of cartoons about…

CAKE.

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!

yoga for pandas

All salute the sacred cuppycake!

There must be cake!

There must be cake!

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

Good enough for a princess to eat!

Good enough for a princess to eat! The Princess Pinky Cuppycake, Recipe by Vicky Vladic, Cuppycake portrait by me!

If it's my birthdaycseason, there must be cake!

If it’s my birthdaycseason, there must be cake!

let there be cake!

let there be cake!

Be the Bear! Let’s all have cake!
Bob T. Panda

18 thoughts on “The Season of Cake

  1. candygai

    Happiest of Happiness to you, dear Bob T. May this year be the best ever for you.

    I was out yesterday in my local Barnes and Noble for the first time in many moons, and was stunned at the number of coloring books for those of us feigning adulthood. It just primed me for yours. Please consider what sort of coloring implements you might suggest and make a list for us. I so l-o-v-e writing implementx, school supplies and stationary stores. I look forward to having the opportunity to delude myelf that I am an artist. In the words of my 4th-grade teacher, the horrid (my words, not from Bob T. Panda, or the talented artist and creator of Catching Woozles, A.B.) Mrs.Patchell, “Candy, art, is just not your cup of tea.” I can’t use a needle and thread without piercing my fingers either, she would remind the class. As it turns out, it took motherhood to give me the opportunity to be diagnosed with dysgraphia. So, I want beautiful pencils, or something, because I may not be an artist; but I love learning and embrace new experiences. And I’m excellent at pretend.

    I so wish I could post you a card or make you cuppycakes to honor you for your birthday! Thank you for all the joy you bring to me, and The PandaChronicleFandom (PCF). I am sending you wishes for a healthy year, a prosperous and successful year, and a year full of joy, content, great challenges and deeply satisfying experiences. These things, and so many other Blessings, I wish for you. I fervently wish all those aforementioned joys to be abundent to those you hold dear. Huzzah!!! ??????????☺❤???? Happy Birthday.

    (Did you notice what letters 5 – 8 of my 4th-grade teacher”s name spelled? Pardon me while I wash my brain out with soap.)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Don’t get me started about people who tell kids “you aren’t really good at that, so don’t do it.” While I do believe people are good at different things, I believe there is so much to be gained by letting children try things and figure it out on their own whether they are good at it or if they enjoy it even if they are not. Not everyone is cut out to be a “career” artist, but those with just an average amount of talent can get enjoyment and even health benefits out of making art, music or dance.
      I am working away on putting the coloring book together, and yes, I am including some suggestions for different materials to use, and even my favorite brand of colored pencils, which happens to be prismacolor. It is good to hear that coloring books have become such a “thing” in a recent FB discussion among some illustrators, they professed skepticism as to why this was a thing. But these are people who have accessed their creativity, and engage in it regularly. So you can ignore what they say about coloring books. I think they are cool, so they are. And pandas! I will let you know as soon as it is ready.

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  2. Billie Johnson

    Happy Birthday, dear girl! You keep me happy with the antics of these very special bears. I fell in love with Bao Bao the first time I saw her. And since then, the pandas are with me. It is almost like the Panda Force is with us. Have a very special b-day. May the Panda Force be with you!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thanks for your birthday wishes. I am so pleased that I bring laughter to so many people. Laughing is almost as good as having cake. Pandas saved me from despair, and I know they have saved many others too. Now if we can just save the pandas!
      Thank you for reading The Panda Chronicles. Laughing (and pandas) are better when shared.

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  3. Gina Koo

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Anne, Happy Birthday to you!♫♪
    Hope you’ll have lots of cuppycakes to enjoy your birthday season.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I am planning some cake for next week. I also had cuppycakes this week. Huzzah! Thank you for your birthday wishes.

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  4. Jeanie

    Happy Birthday Season of Cake to you! And watch out for those naughty rocks “heh heh.” Totally made me snorfle my tea this morning 🙂

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  5. Poppy

    Very happy birthday, Anne, and many more cuppycakes to you! You have provided me with tons of laughs and joy. I’m glad you included one of my very favorites — Mr. B. Bear from Alaska who “allegedly” crashed a little kids’ birthday party just for the cuppycakes. This one makes me chuckle every time I see it. I love his birthday party hat.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mr B Bear from Alaska says: nobody has proved yet that it was me on that skylight. There are lots of bears that wear party hats. It could have been anyone.

      Glad you enjoyed the cake cartoons! Thank you for the birthday wishes! I plan to have cake and cuppycakes throughout my birthday season! Huzzah!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you. See the previous discussion of the Birthday SEASON, which started when I was in college, and one of my friends remarked, “you don’t have a birthday. You have a birthday SEASON.” I have been refining, not to mention exploiting, the concept ever since then.

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  6. Teresa

    I wish you all the best on your birthday, Bob T.! I hope many more years of da Pinky Chronicles, full of Pinky’s adventures. I can’t explain (with my limited English) what your cartoons supose for me. Bless you ;-))

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      All artists hope that what they do touches someone’s heart and mind. I am so happy that Pinky and her friends provide that for you. I will keep on doing it as long as they are in my head, talking to me. who knows how long that will be? Life is unexpectedly short sometimes. Drawing pandas makes me happy, so I will keep on doing it. :o)

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  7. Winky Cat

    Love the Birthday “season” concept! May your BDS be filled with much happiness and cake, cake & MORE cake! Thank you so much for the joy you bring to us Panna lovers all year long!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      You are welcome! Feel free to adopt the Birthday Season for your own life. Your friends will…um appreciate it.

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