Why do I like Zapo?
He's adorable and cool! I always thought that the idea of a cute character having terrifying, reality-breaking powers was so cool! Flandre Scarlet and Kirby are 2 examples of characters who also fall under this trope that I liked since I was a kid.
Now, as an adult who draws NSFW art, I've taken a new-found interest in Zapo. I usually draw porn of tall, thick, bara men with fat asses, big boobs and giant dicks in feminine clothing, so Zapo's tinier, cuter, innocent appearance stands out among those men. There's something very interesting and even arousing about seeing a cute character doing erotic things! You know, like those moe-faced anime girls with the big titties in hentai? Yea, that sort of discrepancy is very charming to me! It's especially interesting seeing a beloved childhood character in such erotic situations. It's just different. Has a warm, cozy, familiar feeling but updated for a modern time. Like the character grew and changed along with you. I like it a lot!
Also, I really like drawing Zap; his design is simple, but effective and memorable to me. The body was always the hardest part for me to draw as a kid, but as an adult, it's much easier now. Plus I like drawing his grumpy looking face. It was always so charming!