I don’t know how many of you know this – we have a site called ToonDoo, a place to create & share comic strips online, which is probably best described as an Office Unproductivity suite, judging how much time our own folks spend there – I have 30+ comic (or perhaps not-so-comic) creations of my own. We try to tuck’er out of the way, because, you know, it is not good for business … I am proud to report that it has already been blocked in several humor-challenged IT companies in India.
ToonDoo has been gaining quite a user base on its own – with over 125,000 comics created, of which 75,000+ are available in public. The private comic strips tend to be office or classroom humor variety – very specific to a context and a social group. Like, you know, when you are in a boring meeting or a boring class – which is to say you are in a perfectly typical meeting or a perfectly typical class – you can doodle away your boredom in ToonDoo, and even secretly share your creation with other fellow sufferers. No artistic skill required – just bring your sense of humor, but if you lack that, well, there is always that financial planning spreadsheet on Zoho 😉
We had a “field day” on ToonDoo recently when our office cricket tournament was on; losing in the field doesn’t hurt nearly as much as the Toon-barbs you get from colleagues.
Here are a couple of my recent attempts (hold your fire, please – yeah, I know I am not going to make it as a comic already!)
And then, on a Friday,