The Adventures of Badly Drawn Girl
Before Mindy Kaling was Kelly Kapoor in The Office, she was Mindy Chokalingam ’01, a cartoonist for The Dartmouth. Her daily comic strip “Badly Drawn Girl” riffed at day-to-day campus life and was indeed badly drawn. But it was also very funny, jabbing at everything from Greek life to Dick’s House. The comic strip made her a campus celebrity and proved early her exceptional wit and knack for writing.
Below are some selections from “Badly Drawn Girl.” Although first published from 1999-2001, the comic strip remains surprisingly relevant.
On acapella groups:
On fitting in:
On first-year advisors:
On Dick’s House:
For more, check out http://badlydrawngirlcomic.tumblr.com.
Gavin Huang ’14 is a film studies and government double major from New York City. He interns at the Office of Pan Asian Student Advising at Dartmouth.