â€ Iâ€™m Que, the concept girl who draws the comic strip: Gecko Post â€“ Inside the Post house. Iâ€™m also a designer and creative of Digipost.
The comic was an assignment that my superior gave me when I was still an intern here. I was so excited about it because I love to draw things that had stories and characters.
My first thought is maybe my boss just wanted to test me to decide whether he should offer me a full-time job (and I am a full-time employee now, so congratulations to me haha), but after all, I had a lot of fun doing the comic.
To me, the comic is not a job, I feel very relax when I make it. It is a combination of small and funny stories, theyâ€™re all based on true stories (of whom, when and where are confidential haha). At first I often consulted my boss about ideas for stories, and he was willing to share all the interesting stories he saw or heard in the company.
Gradually, I talked more with my colleagues, listened to their stories at lunch or dinner or any relaxing occasion, and they never guessed that even the smallest thing could become inspiration for my comic strips. Of course later they would realize their stories are used, but Iâ€™m a good listener (I guess), so they never stop sharing, they like it too.
The one that I made fun of most is probably our Online Artist. When I started designing the characters, there were 2 of them, both were fun men, so I just combined them, and the result is an â€œIslamic Italian Virginâ€ character (according to Rahul =]]). And the way he gave me feedback was also so funny, so I made that into my plots too haha (sorry Rahul). He used to asked me: â€œYou made fun of everyone in this company, so who will make fun of you?â€ And I just said, â€œI made fun of myself too!â€ But he didnâ€™t accept that. He said he would draw a â€œstick figureâ€ comic himself about me. Well, Iâ€™â€™m very much waiting for it :-pÂ â€