The literary comic “The Machine” is based on a more than one hundred-year-old narrative. E.M. Foster’s “The Machine Stops” from 1909 draws a dystopian image of humanity in complete dependence on technology. The story reveals profound social and psychological changes that accompany technological development. Striking analogies to today’s digitization can be discovered. These were the stimulus to translate the visionary narrative into a hand-drawn comic. Through the means of graphic narration, the relation to the present is established in order to encourage the reader to a critical discussion.