Mati Botezatu was 14 years old when he published his first drawings in a science-fiction magazine. He eventually became a contributor to magazines like Rebus, Magazine, Flacăra and Urzica, while studying architecture. He also made comics, posters for theaters and book and magazine illustrations. By 1991 he was editor of Imago, a comics magazine inspired by Métal Hurlant. He is additionally a pantomime player and a host of TV shows about music.