Graphic Novel Review: Catch & Release: A Murder Book Story by Ed Brisson & Lisandro Estherren
Posted on February 8, 2022 at 6:21 am by Gene Ambaum
Catch & Release: A Murder Book Story by Ed Brisson & Lisandro Estherren. Linney Incorporated / New Reliable Press, 2021. 9780973807981. 72pp.
Dev and his friend Alex drive out to the country from Halifax take a look at a used car that seems to be a great deal — the owner says he’s moving to work in the oil fields and can’t take it with him. When Dev tries to pay with a bank draft instead of cash as specified in the ad, that’s when trouble starts.
Estherren’s art really adds to this short, straightforward crime story — it looks like it’s all pencils with a bit of digital enhancement, and he uses the gray lines to expertly express character and create atmosphere in a way that kept me engaged throughout. This is the most recent in Brisson’s Murder Book series, and now I’ve got to find the previous books, too. (This book was published with funding through Kickstarter.)