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Sarafin, author of the Asylum Squad web comicAsylum Squad
a comic about four characters who appear to be suffering from what looks like schizophrenia

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 15

Sarafin Updated: Nov 17th 2010

Asylum Squad Strip 15

I based Liz's experiences with automatisms on my own. Many years before I became psychotic, I had experienced similar strange, frightening things with ouija boards, but at that point in time, I was wise enough (or maybe just shaken up enough) to stop using them. This wasn't so when I started using a makeshift ouija board for many hours each day, every day, for about four weeks, in the summer of 2006. It was only after that kind of regular activity that I became psychotic.

If automatisms were indeed what mucked me up, I'm sure glad that the resulting psychotic experience happened to me at an older age than when I was 15 - I think I would have been too weak to go on if I became that ill as a young teenager.

-Sarafin

 

Sarafin

Sarafin is a Toronto-based artist and writer, a student of illustration, and a self-described psychiatric survivor. She currently writes and draws a webcomic entitled 'Asylum Squad', which exemplifies the psychotic experience, satirizes psychiatry, and parodies drug culture. You can now view all of The Psychosis Diaries strips at http://www.thepsychosisdiaries.com and of course the ongoing series is available at http://www.asylumsquad.com.

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