Frequently Asked Questions
As this site is still quite new, the questions we’ve been asked are more OAQ (occasionally asked) than FAQ! We decided it was still important to include them, even the impressively short and to the point, “Wot Dis?” sent to us via Twitter.
Q: How, why and when did you come up with Smiling Bear (or Wot Dis for short)?
A: You can read all about that here in our about section.
Q: Koalas aren’t even bears, so why is he called Smiling Bear?
A: Well spotted clever! The idea was that as bears are so cuddly, he wanted to pretend to be one. It’s such a common confusion, he thought he’d get away with it...until now that is!
Q: Where can I get more information about koalas?
A: You need to visit our friends over at the Australian Koala Foundation, SaveTheKoala.com, they are total koala geeks! You can’t possibly imagine how many koala facts you’ll find over there.
Tell them we said hi.
Q: I’m a big tough guy and really like Smiling Bear. Will my friends think I’m weird?
A: Not at all, anyone can rock a Smiling Bear tee. We all need to Smile More, especially tough guys!
Q: Can you send me some pictures?
A: Um yeah, sure. Will these recent family holiday snaps be OK?
Seriously though, if you look in our downloads section there’s lots of images available for download. We’ll keep adding to these, so check back once in a while.
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to send out pictures for each individual request.
Q: I would like to see some...?
Q: I live in [INSERT YOUR HOMETOWN HERE] Where can I buy your products?
A: Our store section lists current partners we’re working with. Their site will tell you where in the world our products are available right now.
We’ll be adding our own products section to the store soon, and then you can buy direct from us.
Licensing and Business
Q: Can I license Smiling Bear designs to use with my product/service?
Q: Can I buy Smiling Bear products to sell from my own store or online store?