Missionary Max

Max Moment: The Island of Cabrito

Though it has no spoken lines, the Island of Cabrito is one of the major characters in the Missionary Max saga. Many pictures of islands have served as my inspiration for how it looks, such as the one below:

As for the culture of Cabrito, I have no further to go than the island where I live–São Luís, capital of the Brazilian state of Maranhão. Below are some things that the fictional Cabrito has in common with São Luís:
* Both are were colonized by the Portuguese in the 17th century, and are heavily influenced by Portuguese culture.
* The official language of both is Portuguese.
* Both have a heavy afro-indigenous subculture.
* Both have colorful histories that include Indian wars, piracy, and intrigue.
* Both have unique musical and folkloric traditions.
* Both have been controlled by one family for a very long time.
* Both have a sub-tropical climate.
* Both include urban centers and jungle areas.
* Both São Luís and Cabrito’s captial, Santo Expedito, were named after a Catholic saint.
* Both were heavily involved in the slave trade.
Some differences:
* Cabrito is much more “underdeveloped” than São Luís.
* São Luís has three shopping malls; Cabrito, none.
* You can leave the island of São Luís by crossing a bridge. Cabrito can only be left by plane or boat.
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