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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 50

Sarafin Updated: Jan 10th 2012

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 50

That "pickled egg" thing was one of the worst experiences I had through the course of my condition, as absurd as it sounds. And yes, it was based on a childhood doodle. It wasn't so much the image itself that upset me - it was just a weird egg with flashy eyes and a beak. It was that my intelligence felt dulled at the time, and I would often panic at the thought that it might never go away. (The actual "genesis" of the plant man delusion and the weird egg creature was far more complex than anything I could ever put to paper, the way that a dream is more complex than any explanation you could give of it upon retelling it as a story.)




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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