Mateus Santolouco is a comic book author, and artist, better know for his acclaimed work with IDW’S Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Santolouco has worked major publishers in the United States since 2006, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics and Dark Horse. His most recent work is IDW’s “Shredder in Hell”, a five issues mini-series that Mateus wrote and drew .

As a 90's TMNT fan, Mateus became a "resident" of an arcade game spot in his teenage years, when he first discovered the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game. Little did he know he would be officially working with the franchise 20 years later.

Fast forward to 2023 and now he keeps Kevin Eastman's autograph on a toy box with the saying "Mateus, You are the King of the Turtles". It is fair to say this is one of his greatest achievements to date.