I took a walk one day and an idea popped into my head. Why not pay tribute to the history of the Archer short stories and mimic the original Bantam cover? The six shooter and the romance vignette in the lower right corner never rang true. Here was a chance to include things that tied into the stories that were more appropriate. I didn't think Doug or Tom would go for this idea, but, it was the one that I was secretly hoping they'd approve, even though I'd already spent several weeks on the other image. After doing the small ink thumbnail shown on the left depicting Millar as Archer with a pen in his hand instead of the gun, I dashed off the quick digital sketch on the right, and dropped in type approximating the layout of the original book.