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Panda satire is alive and well! Bring Bob T. Panda to the printed page in the first book of a cartoon collection about um...pandas.
Panda satire is alive and well! Bring Bob T. Panda to the printed page in the first book of a cartoon collection about um...pandas.
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Your Brain on Pandas: Book 1 of The Panda Chronicles

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The Goal: to self publish a collection of the comics from The Panda Chronicles in book form

In addition to my long (don't ask 'how long') career as a painter and printmaker, I have been drawing my panda cartoons, Your Brain on Pandas: The Panda Chronicles, for almost 5 years.  I started my blog, http://yourbrainonpandas.com in February of 2009, because my friends got tired of me chasing them down the street with a stack of cartoons clenched in my fist yelling, "Tell me they're funny!  Please!  Hey! Wait, you didn't read the one about the panda kindergarten yet!"

"SHOW US THE SWAG" ...Just thought it might get you a little more excited to see just what you get for supporting my project!

got pandas?
got pandas?
Nobody expects the panda kindergarten!
Nobody expects the panda kindergarten!

Many people want to know:  Just what IS panda satire? And is there REALLY an Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire? I think you are making that up.

Well, to explain panda satire, I've asked Mehitabel to come in and 'splain it to you:

Panda satire, as explained by a cat
Panda satire, as explained by a cat
Be the first on your block to have the Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker
Be the first on your block to have the Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker

"But where did the pandas come from," you may well ask.  The pandas entered my life in December of 2007; not through the cat door, but through a magazine article about pandas in China.  One thing led to another and soon I was spending WAY too much time watching panda videos, and suddenly the cartoon ideas started springing into my head, quite uninvited.    But these cartoons are not about your run of the mill bamboo munching pandas. Bob T. Panda and his friends compete in the Olympics, appear on talk shows, news programs and game shows, and have Fezbook profiles. 

The 30 days of pandas poster!
The 30 days of pandas poster!

Growing up in an era when the Sunday Funnies were pages and pages long, I've always loved reading cartoons in a printed form. Since the days of big newspaper comic sections are gone and syndication is a distant dream, I have always wanted to have The Panda Chronicles collected in book form. So, this project was born, to bring my pandas to the printed page.

It has been requested by Bob T. Panda and Mehitabel (the cat) that they be allowed to tell you about this project

Bob and Mehitabel explain Kickstarter
Bob and Mehitabel explain Kickstarter
Bob and Mehitabel explain Kickstarter part 2
Bob and Mehitabel explain Kickstarter part 2
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    Our most sincere pandy thanks right on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog

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    A personal pandarific thanks via email, a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog

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    Backer's choice: A set of 4 postcards from Leaping Panda Press, and a personal pandy thanks via email, a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog
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    A Bob T. Panda For President Bumper sticker, just in time to show the nation who's da bear! (includes shipping in the USA, A personal thanks via email, a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog
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    A Downloadable set of Babette de Panda paper doll and several of her favorite outfits! Invite Babette to live with you! It will be fun...no, really. And a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog

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    The first book in the series (well, I'm hoping it will be a series) of The Panda Chronicles, "Your Brain on Pandas",
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    The first book in the series (well, I'm hoping it will be a series) of The Panda Chronicles, "Your Brain on Pandas", and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a Bumper Sticker, and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog (International shipping add $5)

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    Your choice of the "Bee, the Bear" poster or the "30 Days of Pandas" signed and shipped to you! (does not include book) See update #8 to see Bee, the Bear

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    The Panda Twins Pack: Two signed copies of "Your Brain on Pandas" ; 4 panda postcards from Leaping Panda Press, a Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker, and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog (International shipping add $5)

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    The Gang -o- pandas pack! Huzzah!: 3 signed books, a "30 days of Pandas Poster" a Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker, and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog AND an acknowledgment in the book (International shipping add $10)

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    The Gang -o- pandas pack! Huzzah!: 3 signed books, a "30 days of Pandas Poster" a Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker, and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog AND an acknowledgment in the book (International shipping add $10)
    as an added bonus, a 1.5 lb. jar of Island Apiaries Honey with Bee, the Bear on the label! Honey will be packed and sent earlier, probably in October.

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    The Gang -o- pandas pack! Huzzah!: 3 signed books, a "30 days of Pandas Poster" a Bob T. Panda for President bumper sticker, and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog AND an acknowledgment in the book (International shipping add $10) + Deb Lund's fabulous book for children (and discerning adults) Dino Sailors

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    Reward: a pair of tickets to a short cheese class, (3-4 hours) taught by Vicky Brown, Chief Milkmaid of the Little Brown Farm, on Whidbey Island WA. Classes will begin taking place in 2013. A certificate will be enclosed with your books, which will come sooner. Also 2 copies of the book (so you will have something to read while you are waiting for class to start), 2 Bob T. Panda for President bumper stickers, and 8 panda cards, suitable for mailing to your friends. Only one reward available. Please note, the date to receive all panda goodies is as below. The Cheese class will not take place until 2013.

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    The Panda Kindergarten pack!: 10 signed books, (3) "30 days of Pandas Poster", 5 Bob T. Panda for President Bumper stickers and a hand written card (with pandas!) and a very special thanks on the supporter page of The Panda Chronicles Blog AND a special acknowledgment in the book. (all books and posters must be shipped to the same address) Shipping included - additional $20 for international delivery

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    Reward: A full day cheese making class, taught by Vicky Brown, Chief Milkmaid of the Little Brown Farm, on Whidbey Island WA. Classes will begin taking place in 2013. A certificate will be enclosed with your books, which will come sooner. Also 2 copies of the book (since one will probably get cheese all over it, if you bring it to class) and 2 Bob T. Panda for president bumper stickers, and 8 panda cards, suitable for mailing to your friends. Only one reward available. Please note, the date to receive all panda goodies is as below. The Cheese class will not take place until 2013.

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    PANDAPALOOZA: Star in a cartoon with the panda kindergarten! (or nominate a friend -heh heh or pet for the role.) You will receive the original cartoon, that's ORIGINAL hand drawn cartoon and it will appear in the book, 10 signed books, a "30 days of Pandas" poster, and a special thank you in the acknowledgements of the book.

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