Sarafin is an artist and writer, studying cartooning and comic book illustration at a respected career college in Toronto, Canada. An aspiring satirist, Sarafin began ...Read More
View Comic Strip 20.
The second row of panels in this comic were recently redrawn. Since I was unwell at the time of at least the first 40-44 strips, a lot of the old work is really rough (my newer comics are also less wordy than these ones I’ve been posting – plus, art college has helped with the visual aspect). Because of the roughness of many, the ones that I feel are just too flawed to be acceptable are edited, and sometimes (such as in the case of strip # 21) they’re redrawn entirely.
Also – I know there are going to be people who don’t like that my belief in the influence of spirits is a major component to some of these comics. Certainly when I wrote the Liz Madder character, I had in mind a girl who is genuinely affected by a negative spirit, and who may also be schizophrenic. Ultimately though, the conditions of these characters are left open to individual interpretation. Some will say this is a comic about a bunch of schizophrenics, others will disagree. Without sounding too biased, I feel that some of what I went through, in my own life, went beyond the realm of just faulty brain chemistry, and this viewpoint will surface from time to time in the comics.