What a sweet kitty!
I love black and whites, is he/she a Tuxedo Maine Coon? I have a Maine Coone and she's a smart as a whip and warrior alright!
Pepe appears to be Maine Coon, he has huge paws which are more like hands. If he cant get to the food in the corners of his bowl he will scoop it up in his paw and eat it that way. I got him as a two week old kitten and had to bottle feed for two weeks. He is also very protective of me, I've seen him at the window growling at people outside. Funny!