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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 49

Sarafin Updated: Dec 22nd 2011

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 49

This "rhythmic messages" thing has been a major part of my condition as well, and is one of the few symptoms that remains to this day. Thankfully, it has now faded to the point where I actually have to "tune in" to hear the messages, and they usually consist of something along the lines of "don't listen to this anymore, it will keep you sick", as though the illness is instructing me on how to stave it off.

I've gotten into silkscreening recently, and have been making Asylum Squad t-shirts and hospital scrubs. I'm going to be setting up a PayPal system, I think, on my blog, and will mention it here once it's up and running. In other news, this month I was published in Ars Medica, an arts and medicine journal published by the University of Toronto. This was a tremendous honour, as one could imagine. Here is the journal's website: http://www.ars-medica.ca/About.html.

Thirdly, the hiatus on my main comic site (http://www.asylumsquad.com) is over! Check out the new format. I'll try to continue regular updates, as I did with part one.

-Saraƒin

 

Sarafin

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 http://www.thepsychosisdiaries.com and of course the ongoing series is available at http://www.asylumsquad.com.

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