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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

 

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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