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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 46

Sarafin Updated: Oct 19th 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 46

I wrote this comic right after the day of the 2009 Toronto Mad Pride Bed Push. This event happens each year, and is a ceremony that involves, as the title suggests, the pushing of a hospital gurney from CAMH's 1001 Queen (psychiatric hospital) all the way to PARC, a community meeting place located further down the street, in the village of Parkdale. The event symbolizes the escape of inpatients from the hospital, to a place free of oppression. When we reach PARC, a party breaks out that involves snacks, speeches, and drumming.

Mad Pride is very young, but it is attracting more and more people with each passing year.




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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