Exploradonia is the name of a fictitious country that was kept off the map as a result of the Cold War. However, the island has since been made public and is looking to boost it's tourism economy. The book was modeled after a travel guide, and the country was used as a vehicle to discuss the merits of exploring in all its forms: through education, exploring in nature & by using technology. At the time I had just gotten Ammo's book on Charley Harper and was obsessed with his work. The illustrations are a result of that obsession.
Thanks to Phil Hamlett and Jeremy Stout for their guidance on this project.