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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 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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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 is that not in the DSM? I understand religion is a touchy subject but, really...

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