Maitena was born in Buenos Aires in May 1962. She began working as a graphic illustrator for Argentinian newspapers and magazines as well as several educational publishers. For a period of time, she was a TV scriptwriter, and during the eighties she published erotic cartoons in a few European media. Nowadays, having a fully developed personal style, she contributes with different kinds of vignettes to newspapers all over the world: Para Ti (Argentina), La Nación (Argentina), Paula (Uruguay), El Mercurio (Chile), El Nacional (Venezuela), Última Hora (Paraguay), El Universal (México), Primera Hora (Puerto Rico), El País (España), Le Figaro (Francia), La Stampa (Italia) and Público (Portugal). Her first book of comic strips, Flo (Ediciones de la Flor), was followed by the successful series Mujeres alteradas 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, that became consecutive bestsellers and a mass social phenomenon both in South America and several countries in Europe. Later, she published her first novel Rumble.