George Ulrich was born in Morristown, New Jersey. He received a bachelor's degree in illustration from Syracuse University, School of Art. He works as a freelance illustrator. He has illustrated A Mammoth Mix-Up, Rude Rowdy Rumors, School Spirit Sabotage, P. Hermit Claims a Castle, and Jonah's Riddle. He is the author and illustrator of Mrs. Picasso's Polliwog.