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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 44

Sarafin Updated: Sep 22nd 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 44

I am one of the last people to "narc out" and ruin some quiet pothead's fun (possibly because I come from a country that is fairly pot-friendly), but pot (at least for me) ended up being like kerosene added to a fire after a certain point. Because I had cut ties with most people, including my family (during my phase of trying to convert to "asceticism"), no one was around to witness my pot consumption, and notice how it was affecting my mental health. I wouldn't say that marijuana was the sole cause of my condition, but it certainly aggravated it.

Now I live a life without intoxicants (save for a daily cup of some caffeinated beverage). I don't really miss drugs or alcohol, and I actually find the whole party lifestyle rather drab these days. I don't take mental wellness for granted anymore, and can't bare the thought of ever losing control again.




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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