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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 22

Sarafin Updated: Feb 9th 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 22

Heh - I designed the "Uranus symbol body piece" while I was brainstorming the lives of the four characters in a sketchbook back in 2008. Later on, I drew this character with the Uranus symbol on the front side of her body, and one of the Pluto symbols on her back. I had many hair-brained ideas for what to do with Cath, and finally settled on this alien contact sub-plot. Tin foil hats, rectal probes, and close encounters of the third kind were too cliche'd for the alien theme - I think I came up with something fairly original for a fairly common delusion.

The second row of panels was redrawn for this strip as well. So far I foresee only one or two more comics that require hefty editing of this sort.




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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