The Dog Bites, by Kit Palmer – Book Cover Design by Peter Fasolino


A commissioned book cover I designed and illustrated for a Police Detective in Sydney, Australia who wrote his memoirs using a pseudonym – Kit Palmer. The author imagines Kit as Dick Tracy with a Charles Bukowski outlook with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness. One of his interrogation techniques noted in his memoirs was using a wet mop he found in a urinal as a persuasive informative tool for confessions as well as giving the perpetrator a free shampoo rinse and facial.


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.