A Comic Deditated to Life and Relationship
Panda and Polar Bear is a fuzzy little comic about a quirky cross-racial silly bear couple, who came from different parts of the world but somehow found each other and fell in love, they cheekily poke and cope with each other with their cute and grumpy manner. It’s about love overcoming differences and prejudice, and by being yourself you accept others’ true self too.
By creating two bears with relatable stories, we also hope to raise the awareness for their vulnerable and endangered situation as species. As well as the medium we used in the making of our early drawings, western tools and eastern ink symbolising the backgrounds of two characters.
Documenting Lives Together
Louise Wei loves to draw and has studied Art in Taiwan, but not until she met Dave she found the one story that she truly wants to draw about.
Dave Hodgkinson is a geek, he plays with computers and photographs musicians. Dave and Louise met on a Free Tibet concert in Taiwan in 2009, they got married in a year and now living in UK.
Panda and Polar Bear is their semi-autobiography, nearly everything in the comic happened in real life, their comic started its life online since 18th July 2012.
Panda is a timid, cheeky little bear who loves to eat and dream, she’s positive and creative, forgiving and well tempered… Unless someone touches her food, and be careful, she can be veeeery sneaky.
Polar Bear is a big, grumpy, cynical bear who’s not afraid to speak his mind, he can be quite geeky and sometimes rude, but deep down he is kind and as soft as a marshmallow, in short, he meant well…
- 2012 3 – 17 Aug. Swiss Cottage Gallery, London.
- 2012 24 Nov. – 14 Dec. Camden Town, London.
- 21/02/2014 Broken Frontier:
WASP 2014 – Webcomic Artist Swap Project Returns
- 15/02/2013 Broken Frontier:
WASP Swaps Webcomics’ Artists
Webcomic Artist Swap Project: 12 UK writer-artists taken challenge of swapping art duties amongst their respective webcomics and working to each others’ scripts.
- 21/01/2013 Londonist:
Londonist Underground: Tube Etchings
Our “Mind The Gap” got in Londonist’s Underground 150th anniversary series. Londonist is a popular website about London and everything that happens in it.
- 04/12/2012 Liberty Times:
胖打與北七熊聯合首展 – 自由時報
About our Exhibition in London 2012. Liberty Times is one of the four major newspapers in Taiwan.
Panda and Polar Bear care about the planet, our early drawings are all done on reused papers, all editing printouts are recycled, and the boxes and packaging we ship stuff from our studio are almost always reused, we provide print-on-demand products so we produce just enough for what is needed.