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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 40

Sarafin Updated: Aug 11th 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 40

The geometric image that the "Sarah" character is drawing was something I came up with during my own "spellcasting" phase (which was very similar to what I describe here). I later came across Ram Dass' "Remember, Be Here Now", a stunning book (and hippie bible of sorts) which I had never seen before, and found virtually the same image on the cover! That was reason enough for me to buy that book (lol). (BTW, "Sarah" in the comic is an alternate version of me, not an exact duplicate. I kind of wish that I had given her another name, but I wasn't really thinking things through when I started these strips, because heck, I couldn't!)




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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