Way before she was a writer for The Office, the star of her own show, and your dream best friend, Mindy Kaling was just Mindy Chokalingam, a Dartmouth student who hated dorm life and loved A Capella singers. But she was always funny, as we just found out with the help of this Tumblr account posting scans of her student comic strip, Badly Drawn Girl. Full of collegiate advice about everything from choosing dining halls to crushing on your gay friends, it's an endearing look at Kaling's humble beginnings as an aspiring comic with passable drawing talent.

You can find more pieces of the strip here – courtesy of  the Comics Alliance.  

Image via NPR

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