a quirky & witty web comic


Comics about Startups by taleas. Taleas is a cute, quirky, random and slightly weird web comic. You won't find too many recurring characters a plot or a deliberately cohesive story. Each individual comic is intended to stand on its own. Below you'll find an easy to browse archive of all of taleas' comics.

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Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

#123: Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

An elderly gentleman is being interviewed in Robot Manager's office. The Robot Manager says, "I'm sorry but I feel like you just don't have enough experience."
Coffee Grinder's Job is Automated

#118: Coffee Grinder's Job is Automated

A manual Zassenhaus coffee grinder is in Robot Manager's office. Robot Manager says, "We've automated your job, so we'll have to let you go."

#113: Koalafications

The robot supervisor is interviewing a koala. The koala has climbed the back of the interviewing chair. Robot supervisor says, "We need a candidate with better koalafications."
Team Demotivational Poster

#112: Team Demotivational Poster

Demotivational poster with the word TEAM written in a square-blocky style with a lowercase letter "i" as the whitespace in the letter "a". The caption reads: "Apparently there is an "I" in team after all!".
Laptop Stickers

#96: Laptop Stickers

A laptop covered with technology themed stickers with the caption, "Laptop stickers are basically the tech equivalent of prison tattoos."
The Semicolon

#95: The Semicolon

99% of all computer errors can be traced back to just one character: ";".
Prisoner NPS

#93: Prisoner NPS

A dark dungeon with an executioner questioning a skeleton," on a scale of one to 10 how likely are you to recommend a sweet friend or family member?
Modern Software Development Process

#92: Modern Software Development Process

An instructional chart with "how to x in y" where x is what you want to do and y is nodejs.
Robot Specialized Skillset

#85: Robot Specialized Skillset

The Robot Manager is sitting behind his desk interviewing a Swiss Army Knife. There is a perseverance demotivational poster on his wall. "I'm sorry but we're looking for a candidate with a more specialized skill set."
Robot Urinals

#81: Robot Urinals

The Robot Manager walks into the men's restroom and notices oil slicks underneath every urinal. "Seriously!?" he exclaims.
Robots Learn Humans Need to be Fed

#77: Robots Learn Humans Need to be Fed

The Robot Manager along with the Supervisor Robot examine a skeletal corpse sitting at a desk; the person appears to have did while working and is still holding a pencil to paper. The Robot Manager concedes, "Well, I guess you were right. It did require sustenance.". The Robot Supervisor adds, "Yes sir, they're pretty fragile."
Robot Shredder

#73: Robot Shredder

The Robot Manager is sitting behind his desk interviewing a shredder. "I'm sorry but we're looking for a candidate with a more diverse skillset.""
Robot Technical Support

#69: Robot Technical Support

An angry customer responds to a string of emails with, "You keep sending me the same response. Seriously, are you a robot?". The Robot Manager along with the Supervisor Robot look on with the Supervisor Robot noting, "Sir, I think he's on to us." The Robot Manager exclaims, "crap!"
Infinite Cubicles

#59: Infinite Cubicles

A large grid of line-art stick-figure cubicles arranged in an isometric pattern. Notable ones include a character peeking over the wall at a coworker. Pin-the-tail on the donkey. A cubicle with a happy birthday sign. Two people making out in a storage room. Someone burning papers to make s'mores. A character asleep on a cot. A moose head hanging on a cubicle wall.
Think Outside the Cube

#46: Think Outside the Cube

A stick figure longingly peeks his head over the wall of a row of cubicles and looks out into blankness. "Think Outside the Cube."
Intellectual Erotica

#8: Intellectual Erotica

A standing stick figure is asking a seated stick figure, "Whatchya reading?". The seated stick figure response, "Intellectual erotica." The book is titled, "Philosophy of Logic".
Phone Booth

#7: Phone Booth

A person is sitting in a toilet stall, "Oh, girl! No he didn't! ...wait I'm getting a call on the other line. Let me put you on hold...
Speak Louder

#6: Speak Louder

Two stick figures sitting in cubicles across from each other. One is on a phone call using the speaker phone, "Great! Now that we've established everyone on the call is under NDA we can start talking about the Super-Duper Secret Thing that no one else at this office knows about or has even heard of...what's that? Speak louder? NO PROBLEM!"

#5: Ring-a-Ling

Stick figure sitting in a cubicle across from another empty cubicle with a ringing phone.
Day In The Life of a Startup Programmer

#4: Day In The Life of a Startup Programmer

A stick-figure montage of "a day in the life of a programmer" with the programmer fighting a dragon, the programmer being attacked by zombies and finally an asteroid hurling towards the earth with the programmer exclaiming "Seriously!?".