According to Lambiek Comiclopia: "eff Wilkinson was born in the UK, in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He attended Wakefields College in Leeds to study art, but dropped out at age 17 to join the Royal Navy. He emigrated to Australia at the end of World War II, where he began working for the Sydney-based comic book publisher Henry John Edwards. After creating 'Dusty Malone', a back-up feature for the Tim Valour Comic, and some humorous strips for Meteor Publications' Radio Comics and KG Murray's line of American reprint comics, Wilkinson began doing freelance illustration work through local advertising agencies.
Wilkinson's final involvement in the Australian comic market were contributions to the Silhouette Library series. In the 1960s, Wilkinson began working as a tiling contractor and as a designer of jewellery. In the 1980s, he returned to the UK where he returned to drawing comics, this time for publishers IPC and DC Thomson."