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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 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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