Mateo has always been fascinated with monsters and other strange creatures. After studies at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, he succeeded in bringing together his two passions, drawing and monsters, and in making a career out of it. In 2005 he opened a gallery in Berlin, where he displays his work, then a second one in 2011.
At the same time, he was discovered by publishers and he began publishing children’s books, including Monsta (2018), released in over ten languages. The Incredible Catalogue of Monsters will be his first book to appear in France, where he is eagerly awaited.