My wife's cousin Ben Marlowe is an artist and graphic designer. I guess. He does a lot of things. Music videos. Animation. He has skillz to pay the bills, as the kids say. Do the kids still say that? Anyway, Ben is a creative force and way back before I had a publisher for THE DURATION I was thinking of going the guerilla route and asked Ben to design some covers for me. My vision was of a small town with a rhino horn sort of erupting into its midst through the layers of the past, like a "the past won't stay buried" sort of vibe. I sent Ben a pencil sketch and he turned out nearly two dozen drafts, all of which were great. When I hooked up with Tyrus, they wound up going a slightly different direction with the cover, which is fine. I love the current cover. But I love Ben's covers too. Here are a few.