Social Discipline #11 by Ian Sundahl. 40 pages, standard comic book size, photocopied, black and white.


Social Discipline has long been one of my favorite comics—Sundahl mixes beautiful figure drawing and tightly controlled storytelling over a template of pulp to express a personal attitude. So many cartoonists invoke older cartooning aesthetics but the end result is often cheap tribute or pastiche. Sundahl’s work, on the other hand, would be at home as an obscure men’s magazine insert or as contemporary naturalistic storytelling/pseudo-autobiography.