Massimo Bonfatti, born in 1960, at the age of 15 is in the workshop of the cartoonist Silver. Then he attended the Art Institute of Modena and collaborated with Bonvi and Roberto Ghiddi.
During his high school years he worked for CartonCine Animazione in Modena and with the cartoonist Clod.
He resumed collaborating with Silver for the monthly Lupo Alberto on which he also published his series of strips I Girovaghi, but above all he drew and wrote hundreds of Cattivik stories over 15 years during which he also collaborated with the Gazzetta di Modena for the satirical insert Gazza ladra, with the magazine Comix and the Teatro Comunale as well as with the Municipality and Province of Modena.
In 1998 he made a comic strip with the only subject for a film never shot by Mario Monicelli: Capelli lunghi from which a book of the same name signed together with the director and journalist Franco Giubilei was born and finally a documentary with the Tolau Group of Modena.
In 2000 he co-authored with Claudio Nizzi the comic character Leo Pulp for Sergio Bonelli Editore reprinted in volume by the publisher Saldapress which also publishes the complete collection of I Girovaghi.
In 2015 he realizes with the Friulian author Casty All this will happen yesterday, a celebratory story of Mickey Mouse, followed in 2018 by All this happened tomorrow.
He recently took over Daniele Fagarazzi for the historic character of Zio Boris, written by Alfredo Castelli and published monthly on the pages of Martin Mystère.