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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 60

Sarafin Updated: Mar 18th 2013

Asylum Squad Comic Strip 60

I had a breakdown in the fall because of Seroquel withdrawal, and was subsequently hospitalized 3 times in 2 months. I am extremely disappointed in my hospital for prolonging my suffering by increasing the dose of the medication that was causing me chronic insomnia (instead of trying something new), which made me even more psychotic. I wound up with a stitched wrist... it was pretty ugly. So unfortunately, I cannot come off my medications just yet... my body is not ready. But at least I'm stable again.

So why did it take me so long to send an update? Well, to be honest, I was going to just give up on posting these back strips to this website... but then recently I decided, why the heck not? I've got nothing to lose in doing so. (If you follow me elsewhere online you'll know I got paranoid and deleted all of the back strips from my main site out of fear of offending radical religious people. I'm going to remedy the situation soon with a second domain.)

So sorry I disappeared for a while... times were tough, and I wasn't sure on how to proceed. Time to pick up from where I left off - hope you enjoy the comic! (This one might provoke some debate, but was how I felt at the time of writing it. Now, if I were to do it again, I might reword things.)




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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