Thursday, August 22, 2013

Remembering Futurism

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was a man of inherited wealth, artistic vision, controversial political views, and a well-curled mustache. His “Futurist Manifesto” is an outlandish and entertaining document that would be difficult to parody. I’ve paraphrased parts of the manifesto in this comic while trying to stay true to the spirit of the original.

This comic appeared as the first in my series "Who Needs Art?" for


  1. futurism, i think, was a reaction to the speed at which we were being industrialized, and a suspicion that it would destroy us from within. so futurism was a sardonic plot to speed the process towards our ruin. i think the desire to destroy and undo everything is more prevalent now than ever