Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman created the Blown Covers site. It is such fun to see all the submissions and behind the scenes of what goes into the New Yorker covers. Her comments on my image were:
A beautiful, sensual image. A woman’s face is the quintessential magazine cover, so these two women work well here. I like that they’re about to kiss, so it makes you anticipate the next moment. The women feel both abstract and specific.