Peter Fasolino – The Long Goodbye


The Long Goodbye, Monness, Crespi, Hardt & co

RUDY: It wasn’t him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, “Kid, this ain’t your night. We’re going for the price on McCAIN.” You remember that?

“This ain’t your night”! My night! I coulda taken McCAIN apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn’t have to take them dives for the short-end money.

CHARLIE: Oh I had some bets down for you. You saw some money.

RUDY: You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, Charley.

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Peter Fasolino’s illustrations cover the spectrum of Children’s Books, Editorial and Advertising art as well as Caricature. Peter lives and works in New York City and, when not illustrating, spends his time pondering what part of the brain is responsible for compelling one to be an illustrator. The same part, perhaps, that persuades one to believe in the possibility of lasting peace in the Middle East, a Beatles reunion with the original members, O.J. Simpson’s innocence, tolerable Adam Sandler movies, keeping the porchlight on for Jimmy Hoffa’s return, health insurance for every American and a high six figure yearly salary due to buyers of Illustration who know good art when they see it.

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