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Joe Palmisano

illustration of Well, what did you expect would happen when you try to walk your seahorse during mating season. Well, this sassy girl will having nothing to do with this.
illustration of A boy finds more than he bargains for when he comes across a mysterious robot. This is a friendship you wish you had as a kid. Sort of a spin on the Iron Giant concept but with a grittier feel.
illustration of The cow jumped over the moon and decided to stay, to fish for the most beautiful stars in the galaxy. A whimsical storybook or children's book illustration.
illustration of This is an adorable Turtle Dragon, on an awesome fantasy adventure with his humans. A promo piece that I have created for the Directory.

illustration of This is Abbey, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy dog. She is the main character of the children's picture book, Abbey the Cavi in Miami Beach.

illustration of This is an update of the classic General Mills cereal brand Frankenberry

illustration of This is an update of the classic General Mills cereal brand Count Chocula

illustration of This is a children's picture book cover. It is a book with similar characteristics to Calvin and Hobbes, where Captain Kid goes on imaginary adventures with his Beagle pup.

illustration of Johnny Jupiter The Journey to Nowhere is a video game in development for the PS4 and XBOX game consoles. There will be a printed and digital comic book to accompany the game.

illustration of This concept is to make a child's hospital stay fun and to take the fear out of the experience.

illustration of Here is a tree dwelling butterfly collecting fantasy creature created for a children's book.

illustration of Here is Mr. Tree Flop fantasy creature created for a children's book.

illustration of A cute by mysterious Gargoyle these flight in the dark of night.

illustration of This is an Astrosaurus. A newly discovered dinosaur located on a recently discovered planet. These are the luckiest kids ever!

illustration of This is a 3D game piece created for the Candyland Sweet Celebration 3D board game. Milton Bradley / Hasbrouck

illustration of R2-D2's distant cousin? Could be. Only Star Wars creator George Lucas knows for sure.

illustration of This is a 3D puzzle with moving parts created for John Deere

illustration of This is a 3D puzzle with moving parts created for John Deere

illustration of This is a 3D puzzle with moving parts created for John Deere

illustration of A character created just for fun

illustration of A character created just for fun

illustration of An alien creature created just for fun

illustration of I wanted to design Spider-Man in a different style than what's already out there.

illustration of Classic video game Dig Dug...with a twist.

illustration of A turtle character creature developed for a young reader's fantasy book.

illustration of A turtle character developed for a young reader's fantasy book.

illustration of Quite the opposite of the slow moving Chameleon, Turbo knows how to get his food fast!

illustration of The Tinkerer is a kind hearted inventor who creates tiny robots. Part of a young reader book

illustration of Dragon and Fairy characters created for a young readers fantasy book

illustration of Bird,toucan,stork,feathers,


Joe Palmisano is a digital illustrator specializing in illustrating for the children's toy and game industry. After being in the industry for over 30 years, Joe's work has been featured on countless wearables, party decorations, children's books, games, toys, puzzles, early learning books and more. Joe enjoys the challenges of problem-solving and collaborating with other people, with the ultimate goal of creating illustrations that capture the imagination!


Airbrush, Black & White, Cartoon, Digital, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Concept Art


Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Holidays, Industrial, Licensing, Medical, Product, Sci-Fi, Toys & Games, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Youth, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Branding