Le Chasseur Déprime (2008)
24 x 32cm, 58 pages
Le Chasseur Déprime (The Hunter’s Depression) is a continuation of Moebius’ L’Homme du Ciguri (The Man from the Ciguri), itself a followup to it’s progenitor Le Garage Hermétique (The Airtight Garage).
In Le Chasseur Déprime, we find Major Grubert walking aimlessly through the busy market stalls of Armjourth and notice that something is not quite right with the Major. It soon becomes clear from his morose disposition that the Major is suffering internally from some unseen personal crisis (his own “black dog”) and even grows tired of his creation: the Garage. Urged by a mysterious encounter, the Major finds himself traveling by gondola to the outskirts of Armjourth to find the Astroport where he meets inside Madame Van Peebles, someone he hopes to seek therapy from for his depression.
This is a more introspective and mature work than the previous Major Fatal books in the series and the style is more reminiscent to Moebius’ wordless, dreamlike masterpiece 40 Days Dans Le Désert B (40 Days In The Desert B) released in 1999. Le Chasseur Déprime, is also one of Moebius’ latter works that unfortunately is not available in English (at the time of writing but perhaps in the future…).