Translated from the publisher’s page:
« Deleuze is dead. Charon, the psychopomp, is supposed to ferry him to the other bank, where Barthes, Lacan and Foucault are waiting for him. But, even before the philosopher can be reunited with his friends, the ferry reverses course and takes him back to the beginning.
Deleuze is dead, long live Deleuze ! In the afterlife, the author of ANTI-OEDIPUS must cross the Lethe to get to the other bank. During the crossing the dead philosopher takes the oars and evokes his past life. On the far side, Barthes, Lacan and Foucault await him. But before he can even meet up with them the ferry reverses course and takes him back to the beginning. The scene plays out and repeats several times, time for the philosopher aided by Charon to understand that repetition is not repetition of the same but the «possible condition of self-metamorphosis».
Touched by the brutal end of the philosophers of the post-structuralist current (Barthes was run over by a truck when leaving the Collège de France, Deleuze committed suicide to end his suffering), Martin tom Dieck had the idea of paying homage to Deleuze in his own way. As his knowledge of philosophy was limited, the artist enlisted the aid of Jens Balzer, who took care of a large part of the scenario and the dialogues. Besides, the idea of repetition came from him. Salut Deleuze! was first published in the form of comic strips in the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung. It is now published in its entirety by the publishing house Fréon. Far from producing a boring theoretical treatise, Dieck and Balzer have succeeded in putting philosophy into a comic book. This story in the form of a fable is the occasion for the authors to bring Deleuze back to life in a confrontation with the theories elaborated before his death. It is also an occasion for the active reader to participate in the reflexion » (my translation).