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An all-ages, adventure-comedy graphic novel, Billy Johnson and His Duck Are Explorers has it all: humor, peril, and out-of-this-world archaeological adventures (oh, and ducks!). Billy Johnson, the son of two world-famous explorers (who mysteriously disappeared eight years ago) has big dreams. The teenager may be a part-time janitor now, but exploring is in his blood. He just needs one big discovery to prove to the Explorers League that he’s worthy of the rank of Ace Explorer. Luckily, Billy has an ally in his best friend, Barrace. Not only is Barrace a college professor of linguistics, but he’s also a duck! Together, these boon companions brave hidden jungle kingdoms, haunted tombs, deadly deserts, and treacherous mythological trials to uncover the mysteries of the world. But will they discover that the biggest mystery of all may be following them every step of the way?
For ages 8-11
About the Author: Mathew New has been drawing comics since he was 6-years-old, and doesn't plan to stop until he is 99. In 2014 he graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies with a MFA in putting drawings inside boxes. Originally self-published as four issues, Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers is his first book. Mathew lives, draws, and teaches in Bloomington, Indiana.