Ever since I found Michael Maher Jr.’s brilliant Stranger Things/Star Wars mashup, which I used for the first season, I was looking for a fitting image to use on the second one. Natalia Trykowska’s lovely rendition of Eleven was the best of them all (and I’ve seen a lot). Over the course of several individual processing steps I changed the original from bright yellow to dark blue. Looking at the finished cover it shows a striking resemblance to one of my earlier works for The Force Awakens, but that’s okay since that one was a Return of the Jedi spoof as well.
Original artwork for reference.