One of the things that we like is Photography.  Not just the modern digital cameras that you see nowadays but old school analog cameras that requires you to develop the film and do some cross processing.   This was also the concept behind the Merry Monstropus characters and the idea behind Chef Tako's character!

Back in 2012 we were invited by Lomography to customize on of their camera.  The La Sardina and was displayed at New York Comic Con and auctioned online to a lucky buyer.

  

Cheri used to work with Pat Dy Photography (pictured below)  one of the top fashion and wedding photographers in Asia as a graphic designer.  It was a natural occurrence that these characters were born as it relates to our interests and passion.  Chef Tako is the spirit animal among photographers .