Coming from an artistic family, Elpidio Torres studied fine arts at the University of the Philippines, where he met comic artist Larry Alcala. He began his professional career in 1946, drawing mostly short stories for the magazine Bulaklak and Kenkoy Komiks. A year later, he became art director of Bulaklak, as well as the magazine Movieland. He drew for these publications for several years, until he joined Ace Publications.
There, he teamed up with the writer Mars Ravelo with whom he began series like 'Roberta' for Pilipino Komiks, the jungle fantasy 'Booma', the mermaid story 'Dyesebel', the humorous 'Bondying', the comedy horror 'Gog' and the situation comedy 'Dodol Trobol'. Later on, Torres began writing his own scripts, such as the jungle series 'Robina' in Redondo Komix, the science fiction series 'Planeta X' for PSG Publications and 'Planet Eye' for Ares Productions.