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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

 

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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