Garrett Price was born in Kansas in 1896 and studied at the University of Wyoming and the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued his studies in France and became an illustrator for The New Yorker in the 1930s. In 1933 he developed the half-page Sunday strip 'White Boy', about the adventures of a young boy who is captured by a tribe of Native Americans, eventually living peacefully with them and learning their ways.
About halfway through its run, the strip suddenly switched both its locale and time period to a dude ranch in the 1930s, dropping almost all the characters and situations that had been developed thus far and changing its name to 'Skull Valley'. 'Skull Valley' ran until 1936. Price then left the comics field and focused on his work as a New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist.