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Here Are Mindy Kaling's Dartmouth Comic Strips

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If you pay the slightest bit of attention to pop culture these days, you know Mindy Kaling.

You may know Kaling from own TV show, "The Mindy Project," from her days as a writer and actor on "The Office," or somehow you've only seen her in "The 40 Year Old Virgin."

But you probably don't know Vera Mindy Chokalingam, the 2001 Dartmouth College graduate.

She shortened her last name to Kaling for the stage after graduating from college, according to the New York Times, and has always gone by Mindy for her first name. Kaling joked in her book that she went to Dartmouth to "pursue my love of white people and North Face parkas."

In college, Kaling was a member of the improv comedy troupe the Dog Day Players, a skit writer for the a cappella group The Rockapellas, and had a popular "Badly Drawn Girl" comic strip in the student newspaper, The Dartmouth.

"There were times I was at The D at like 3 a.m., outside in my car while it was snowing and I'd just put my blinkers on and sit there drawing," Kaling told the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine in 2012. "I don't know how I kept up with everything."

Some samples of that comic strip found their way onto Tumblr in the fall of 2013, and were noticed this week by various websites.

Check out a sample of Kaling's comics from her Dartmouth days below, and head over to the Tumblr page to see all the "Badly Drawn Girl" comics that have found their way online.

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