"The Key to Rebecca"

In 1989, I asked artist Frank Hamilton to do a portrait of Becca and me. He agreed, I supplied him with photos, and Frank used elements from two different pictures to create this artistic collage. As you can see below, the expression on my face in the photograph is a happy one, but Frank made me look sad in his illustration. There was a reason for that, but it's a looooong story, and shall be told another time....

The Key to Rebecca was the title of a novel by Ken Follett. I wish I could take credit for the visual pun, but the idea was Frank Hamilton's, not mine.

The illustration was published on the front cover of the October 1989 issue of Mystery & Detective Monthly, a "letterzine" for mystery fans.

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