This well-known image of gun-brandishing panda bear is often mistakenly attributed to Banksy despite he denied his authorship on the web.. Actually it’s author is unknown, but gun panda stencil graffiti became so popular and wide-spread that people started to think it’s Banksy’s work. Although we can only guess what inspired the artist one can suppose it was an anecdote which gave the name to popular grammar Nazi book “Eats, Shoots & Leaves”. It read:
❝ A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
“Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
“I’m a panda,” he says at the door. “Look it up.”
The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
“Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.” ❞