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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 21

Sarafin Updated: Feb 2nd 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 21

This was another comic I chose to rehash - in this case, I redrew the entire strip. I think I was under great stress in the hospital when I drew strips 20 through to 23, because these are the ones that have stuck out like sore thumbs and, I felt, required considerable editing. Sometimes it was pandemonium on my ward - if you've ever seen the film '12 Monkeys', my ward reminded me quite a bit of the mental hospital scenes in that flick. Fortunately, the hospital I was in is presently being torn down and replaced with a much nicer set of buildings - perhaps the brand new, ultra-modern setting will inspire better care as well!

(The floating 'Go West' Pet Shop Boy head that appears in this comic was something I also experienced, and was one of my personal favorite hallucinations - I enjoyed its company, it kept me amused.)




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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