Massimiliano Frezzato is Turin-based comic book artist. He saw his first story printed at the age of 17, and continued to publish short stories and illustrations during the second half of the 1980s. A collection of all his short stories since 1984 was published in 2008. His first series was 'Margot', a co-production with American writer Jérôme Charyn, of which two books were published by Glénat in 1990 and 1991. His best known creation is the series of trilogies 'I Custodi del Maser' ('Keepers of the Maser'), that is published in Italy Vittorio Pavesio Productions since 1996 and has been translated to French, German, English and Dutch. Frezzato got assistance from Nikita Mandryka for the script from the third book, and from Fabio Ruotolo for the artwork from the seventh.