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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 16

Sarafin Updated: Dec 2nd 2010

Asylum Squad Strip 16

Yes, the meds can often be just as bad as the disorder. Thankfully, I'm not on nearly as much as I was in the past, even before experiencing psychosis. I found an antipsychotic that works, but that also doesn't sedate me terribly, or cripple my creativity. (I take Seroquel XR, if you're interested - I can't take regular Seroquel and still call myself an artist!)

If anyone has any other positive antipsychotic medication experiences, I'd like to hear about them. A whole slew of new atypicals seem to have come out in recent times, but I don't know enough about what it's like to take them. (I was on Clopixol for a while, which is an old school medication, and it made me feel TERRIBLE.)




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 and of course the ongoing series is available at

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