Here are some of Mindy Kaling's extremely collegiate cartoons from her Dartmouth days

Here are some of Mindy Kaling's extremely collegiate cartoons from her Dartmouth days

Way, way back around the turn of the millennium, Mindy Kaling was still just Mindy Chokalingam, a Dartmouth student who had a way with words and a tiny amount of drawing ability. That’s what sparked her campus comic strip, “Badly Drawn Girl,” which ran in campus paper The Dartmouth from 1999 and 2001. Now, 14-odd years later, some kind soul has scanned some of Kaling’s collegiate cartoons and placed them online. They’re kind of funny, but more than anything, they serve as a reminder that, yes, even famous TV types lived in the dorms once, too. Plus, now we all know what Kaling’s handwriting looks like, so that’s a creepy perk.