Social Discipline #6 by Ian Sundahl. 38 pages, digest 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 a geniusely obscure men’s magazine insert or as contemporary naturalistic storytelling/pseudo-autobiography.