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  1. sarafin says:

    Whew! Sorry for the delay!

    Also – check out this podcast interview I did for Aaron Broverman’s Speech Bubble:

    http://neversleepsnetwork.com/podcast/speech-bubble-sarafin/

    My best yet, I’d say! Enjoy!

    -Saraƒin

  2. sarafin says:

    To all those who are wondering why there have been no further updates in a while:

    My father is dying of cancer. It’s pretty much ruined any hope of me wanting to work on art for a while, it would seem. I am not abandoning Asylum Squad, but it’s on a hiatus for now. Sorry, guys. Family and self care first.

    -Saraƒin

    • Mad Man says:

      I’m sorry to hear that man stay strong, I can’t imagine what your going through right now.

      • sarafin says:

        My dad passed away on the 22nd of August. It was a harsh buildup, but the final moments were peaceful for him. We all miss him very much – he was a great man. As you can imagine, I am in not much of a mood to create right now. Can’t predict when the urge to draw will come back, but I am not abandoning this comic. Grieving can take a while, as everyone knows. Sorry this summer has sucked for updates.

        -Saraƒin

  3. soda says:

    I hope you update again soon — I really enjoy your work!

  4. thomas says:

    I love ur story sorry about ur father. how long were u committed for ? I am so glad u r out and able to write ur story.

  5. coral says:

    i am so sorry for your loss. know your comic uplifts people whether or not it’s on a schedule.

    • sarafin says:

      Thanks for your kind words. I have managed to get to work on a painting of my Dad, but I still can’t get into comic mode these days. So it’s on a hiatus, as I have mentioned before. I really have no idea how long this will last – something needs to click in my mind for me to pick up the pens again. :(

      -Saraƒin

  6. coral says:

    hi… same coral as before. after rereading a few times (i can’t wait until you’re selling copies again, i signed up for updates on your etsy) i was wondering, as a someone with probably properly diagnosed schizoaffective disorder, how you see patients like me? is that an okay question? please be gentle

    i hope your painting is bringing you comfort, thank you again for your comic, sorry for how wordy this is

    • sarafin says:

      Hello there!

      My Etsy store is closed – I sold zero copies of it on there, have had better luck in stores, at conventions, and through private PayPal sales online, so it did not make sense to keep it up – sorry! You would have possibly been my first customer! 😉

      I have my distinct perspectives on my own situation as far as mental health goes – I know that the reason I have in the past heard voices and had unusual experiences was not due to a disorder of the brain, and I have finally found the care team I needed to acknowledge that fact, and have since improved by leaps and bounds, probably in part because of it. It’s not to suggest that I don’t believe these experiences can’t exist as symptoms of a disorder, and I certainly do not look down on those who choose to adopt these labels to describe their conditions. I just am tired of conventional psychiatry’s tendency to view all unusual phenomena as “proof” of disease, in my case it proved not to be true. It’s also the patronizing way that I’ve been treated, the heavy handedness, the hopelessness. Once a diagnosis of this kind goes on one’s medical chart, there is a tendency, from certain doctors, not to take a patient as seriously, even when it comes to cases of having physical diseases. There’s a whole lot of crap that goes with it! So if you’re wondering, no – I do not judge or make assumptions about people because of things like this. I just have a major beef with the system itself that decided things about my brain without any proof in doing so whatsoever.

      Hope that answered your question!

      -Saraƒin

      • coral says:

        it totally did answer it, thank you so much for explaining it to me! :) having a sz diagnosis is definitely a Really Bad Thing when it comes to being treated like, you know, a human being with agency and rights. i’ve had this diagnosis forever and totally understand where you’re coming from re: abusive medical establishment. i’m sorry you were misdiagnosed and treated that way. it’s disgusting how much control doctors want over our life because of how we experience it

        wrapping back around, is there anywhere i could purchase the comics from you? i do have paypal! sorry for being a pest, the comics just resonate with me so much

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