Nativoz!

Client
Cult Cultura, Oficina Lúdica and myself.
​Role
Co-creator and Illustrator
NativoZ is a comic book and online game project been developed that aims to bring the story about the myths from Brazil. The goal is to show how rich original Brazilian culture is! This story is about Cauã, a boy that loves our mythology. One night when he goes to sleep, he is awakened by Caipora, and then begins an adventure as he never imagined.
The project will be finished by December 2021.
The figure of Caipora has a number of representations which change between states or regions in Brazil, its origin is controversial, its descent being attributed to the Curupira and Saci. Among the personifications of the legend, the northeastern version pointed out in geographics Brazilian Myths was the chosen one: indigenous woman, from red eyes that exude light, agile and strong, mount a and defends animals (in mythology she (not defending defenceless birds) and on the verge of extinction, communicating with them by means of whistles, that also serve to scare off hunters without scruples. ​​​​​​​
She is temperamental, jealous, loves to receive gifts and its favourite dish is porridge, without sugar and salt. It hates pepper. 
It's afraid of tight places.

characteristics.

1. Hair inspired by the hair of our indigenous people.
2. Body paintings of Brazilian indigenous tribes.
3. Eyes that shine when caipora uses her powers.
4. Its staff evokes its powers in other animals and frightens
humans who want to harm them.

5. Sacred and bodily utensils. 
6. Leaves of Coccoloba, the largest plant in the Amazon.
It is one of the main entities of national folklore, with difficult determination of its origin. Of the various representations, the most famous is that of a black boy, agile, who has
only one leg, wears a red hat and shorts, smokes a pipe, loves to haunt and get ready with people, to run on horseback and to ruin the joy of those he meets. 
The various other forms narrated by Saci, including a bird that blends in with another legend, Matinta Pereira. His figure extends to all regions of Brazil.

characteristics.
1. Black hair with dreads.
2. Pipe of sustainable material.
3. Active whirlwind.
4. Protection and battle stick.
5. Feathers of the last ploughs azuiz almost extinct.
6. Feather becomes a whirlwind when its higher powers are activated.
Like Caipora, it is a fantastic figure with several clothes throughout the regions of Brazil, the best known being that of a dwarf (or child), with red hair, feet on the reverse, fast, strong and mischievous. It is a kind of demon that punishes those who hunt for leisure or destroy the forests in a predatory way. It is also known as Caiçara or Caapora (like Caipora). In Nativoz!, Curupira is the defender of trees, has exceptional strength, jumps over long distances and is very fast. 
Red hair, necklaces and bracelets. He is naughty, playful and noisy. He loves dishes made with PANCs (unconventional food plants), hates pepper and likes fresh water. He is afraid of storms.  
characteristics.
1. Hairs of fire.
2. Body and protective utensils.
3. Battle staff with sharp point at the bottom.
4. belt, braces and anklets made of wood and forest plants.
5. body painting of the ancient woods
6.Foot stay behind when they are in battle or using their powers
to throw off their enemies.
It is the most popular monster in the Amazon. Its dominion extends through Pará, Amazonas, Acre, enlivened by the fear of an infidel population that lives in in the woods, up the rivers, camping on the uncharted banks of the great banks with no name. Hunters and workers of all kinds cite the Mapinguari as a true evil demon.  It has no uses or vices whose satisfaction determines a momentary alliance with a Christian. It always kills obstinately who it meets. He kills to eat. 
He is described as gigantic, black with long hair that covers him like a commanding
man with long hands, clawed nails, inextinguishable hunger. He is only vulnerable
by his navel. 
characteristics.
1. Hungry mouth in the middle of the belly.
2. Elderly Triton older than men and a little damaged after so many battles.
3. Where his power is enhanced with the help of the oldest gods.
4. Painting of the ancient guardians of the forest.
5. It has only one eye, which sees more than many eyes of men or any creature
of the forest.
6. Pointed hair to scare the enemies.