Art imitates art.
The magazine cover is for a very real and wonderful client, Mary Zisk, and I will spare no effort to give her my best. The FIT job is what we used to call a "KMA" back in the ancient time of the Detroit art business. On such jobs, I award myself complete artistic freedom which makes it impossible to excuse a lesser solution.
Oddly enough there appears to be a certain similarity between this years' entries. Kismet? Possibly. Coincidence? I don't think so.