At a very young age, George Wunder knew that he wanted to become a professional comic artist. He enrolled in an art course with the International Correspondence School. In 1936, his dream came true: he got a job at the Associated Press as a staff artist. He worked together with artists Noel Sickles and Tom Paprocki. In 1946, when the Tribune-News syndicate was looking for a replacement for Milton Caniff on the 'Terry and the Pirates' comic, Wunder was chosen. He devoted himself to this comic until his retirement in 1973. George Wunder died in 1987.