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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 23

Sarafin Updated: Feb 22nd 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 23

Here's another comic with edited panels - the last two, to be exact. It's a little on the late side, because I've wanted to redo those two panels for a while, but I didn't get the chance until today. I realize now, when I go back and look at the older strips, how "ranty" I was at the time - it's so much easier now to go back and edit a huge field of text. Still, I chose to retain most of the original strips, because there's something about their rawness that I like... they're very "underground" in feel. Writing these comics not only helped me work my way out of psychosis, but they were a way of proving to the hospital staff that I was getting better (by being able to compose a narrative), that it was time for me to be let go.

-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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