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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

Aslyum Squad Comic Strip 26

Sarafin Updated: Mar 28th 2011

Aslyum Squad Comic Strip 26

I used to do tons of clubbing, mainly at alternative/goth inspired hangouts. It was usually a weekly thing for me, up until the point where I got really sick. Now, I rarely do any kind of nightlife-related activities, beyond my comic jam meet-ups, art openings, and the occasional karaoke night (even though I can't sing). Clubbing became a massive bore the day I put down all intoxicants, including cigarettes. A relaxing evening at home with company to entertain is so much more enjoyable for me now, and I don't need narcotics to space out and have fun anymore. (Sanity became my new high after coming out of psychosis.) Not surprisingly, most of the friends I made during my clubbing days turned their backs on me when I became "uncool". Oh well - there will always be opportunities to make new friends!




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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