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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 29

Sarafin Updated: Apr 22nd 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 29

I'm a bit concerned that this story arc could potentially get me into trouble with more religious readers - so far, that hasn't happened. I have Muslim friends who read this and they weren't upset, because they got that the stereotypes were all in Henry's head, and were not in any way a direct commentary on Islam itself. I hope that is understood by others as well.

-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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Religion & delusion... - Sarafin - Apr 25th 2011

I don't want to provide my true feelings about religion here, but I will mention that I'm a spiritual person, and that I feel my spirituality has helped me heal (considering how sick I was, and how well I am now).  Though spiritual, I also try to maintain an open mind about exactly how I've improved.  In the end, whatever works!

(I understand what you mean about religion & delusion, and that's one reason why I've never adopted religion, even when it felt I had little to cling to except perhaps blind faith.)

DSM - Morgan - Apr 22nd 2011

I always thought that religion makes people go a little over board. I mean you see a vision of Christ in the knot of your oak door...how is that not in the DSM? I understand religion is a touchy subject but, really...

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