Elmer Wexler was born in Bridgeport. He studied at the Pratt Institute and was active in the comics field during the 1940s. He drew for titles like 'Black Terror' and 'Fighting Yank', as well as the pulp comics by Street and Smith. He teamed up with former reporters Kermit Jaedicker and Charles Zerner to create the newspaper adventure strip 'Vic Jordan'.
Wexler and his writers, who used the collective pseudonym Tom Paine, cooperated on the strip from 1941 to 1942. In 1942, Wexler joined the Marine Corps. After the War, he began the comic strip 'Jon Jason', but this lasted only a year. Wexler then went into advertising art.