Guys, it’s time for you to step into the sculpted world of Captain Zeto. For the 2nd installment of our Power to the Makers series, we decided to get to know one of our newest and most talented friends.
DCS: Who is Captain Zeto?
Edgar: Captain Zeto in a few words is a couple, Sandra Mendez and Edgar Hernandez. They are both Sculptors, Graphic Designers, and art lovers.
DCS: Talk about how you were first introduced to sculpting.
Sandra: My father is a great sculptor and I was working with him since I can remember.
Edgar: My father in law is an amazing sculptor, he taught me all about it. And my wife Sandra of course, too.
DCS: What’s the origin of the MOTTO character?
Edgar: Motto is a mystery, who knows what is behind that mask and costume. He is whatever you want, you can use your imagination, could be a little sweet cat, a lost bat or a despicable monster.
Motto is the first Captain Zeto character, and people love it! So thanks to Motto we’re able to keep going with this project, and he’s like our first son.
DCS: Do you think you’ll ever fall out of love with skulls?
Edgar: No! Absolutely no way! But it’s not a rule that all characters have to be skulls. It’s just a coincidence
DCS: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Edgar: Our main inspiration is Japan. Toys and cartoon from 60′s to 90′s like Mazinger Z, Ultraman, He-Man, Ninja Turtles, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, and more. We love Sufubi, old toys, art toys and traditional art.
DCS: What else is on the horizon for Captain Zeto?
Edgar: We have a lot, and I mean a lot, of ideas and characters for the future unfortunately we have just 4 hands. We are looking for some company to work with us to make the vinyl toys to be able to release more characters faster.
Friday, June 10 we’ll have an opening reception at Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ. We’re showing some of our Traditional art (Sculptures) and one of our toys “The Captain.” We don’t make a lot of shows because we sell almost everything online.
Visit CaptainZeto.com to see their latest works and newest collections of limited-edition toys and collectibles.