Born in Los Angeles, Gene Bilbrew made his debut in the Los Angeles Sentinel with the series 'The Bronze Bomber', together with Bill Alexander. After this, he made the series 'Hercules' in Health Magazine. He then became an assistant to Will Eisner on 'The Spirit'. He met Eric Stanton, who suggested he start working for publisher Irving Klaw, editor of many books and comics on bondage. Bilbrew made his debut in this genre in 1951, and went on to create characters like Princess Elaine and Madame la Bondage. He used several pseudonyms, such as Van Road, G.B. Bondy and Eneg.