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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 42

Sarafin Updated: Sep 1st 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 42

This portion is based on a real delusion of mine. At one point, the visions and sounds played out just like the graphics of a video game (complete with floating icons and menus), so it really felt like I was playing something directed by a higher power. Because of this, you'd often find me laughing hysterically to myself, and (quite often) I didn't want it to stop. Sadly, it didn't stay "great" for long, and I had to get back to my life sooner or later. But, in a way, I wouldn't trade some of the funnier experiences for the world. I'm still waiting to get some animation software and learn enough of it to make Flash cartoons based on these experiences. Even the most tight-wad psychiatrists I've talked to have laughed and said they wished they could have witnessed some of the audio and visuals I'd experienced, after describing them.




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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