Born: 1920 August 20 in Ypsilanti, MI, United States

Died: 2000 February 19 in Bay Shore, New York, United States

Biography: George Roussos did art study training in England. He did support work for DC as a letterer, from 1940 to 1948, and as a colorist, from 1943 to 1946 and from 1969 to 1974. Roussos did support work as well for Marvel as both a letterer and a colorist, from 1964 to 1992.

George assisted Bob Kane with backgrounds and lettering on the Batman feature in 1940.

He did the lettering for the Spanish language edition of the comic strip, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, from 1939 to 1940.

Comic strip syndication work:
Judge Parker daily and Sunday ? (Publishers Syndicate) 1953-XX-XX (assisted);
Judge Wright daily (United Feature Syndicate) 1947-06-12 - 1948-04-03 (pencil and inks per Holtz, inks only per Bails);
The Phantom (King Features Syndicate) 1968-XX-XX - 1969-XX-XX (unconfirmed ghost pencils)

Notes: Roussos used the pen name, Jerry Scott in conjunction with Jerry Robinson. Not to be confused with the Zits comic strip creator Jerry Scott.

Roussos used the pen name, M. G. (M.G.) in conjunction with Mort Meskin.


Sample Scan:


Name:

    George Roussos Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: George Family name: Roussos

Other Names:

  1. G. Bell Type: Pen Name
  2. Geo. Bell Type: None
  3. George Bell Type: Pen Name
  4. T. S. Chu Type: Pen Name
  5. Inky Type: Pen Name
  6. Sam Kato Type: Pen Name
  7. George R. Type: Pen Name
  8. Rejeog Type: Pen Name
  9. G. Roussos Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: G. Family name: Roussos
  10. Jerry Scott Type: Pen Name
  11. Terry Scott Type: Pen Name
  12. Perry Williams Type: Pen Name
  13. Джордж Русос Type: None

Schools:

  1. Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] ? to ?


Signatures:

  1. G Roussos [generic]
  2. Geo Roussos [generic]
  3. Geo. Roussos [generic]
  4. George [generic]
  5. George Roussos [generic]
  6. George Russo [generic]
  7. Inky Roussos [generic]
  8. Joe Shuster [generic]
  9. M.R. [generic]
  10. R (of MR) [generic]
  11. Roussos [generic]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Combination New & Reprint Material Title
    Fantastic Four Annual (1963 series) #4

Awards for Stories:

  1. 1964: Alley Awards - Best Novel
    Captain America Joins... The Avengers! (The Avengers [superhero]) comic story, 23p

Art Influences:

George Roussos (b. 1920) stated influences by:
  1. Stan Kaye (b. 1916)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (fine arts) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : Self-Published
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Roussos worked in fine art doing experimental photography. Names of works currently not known.

  2. Publication Title: ? (fine arts) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : Self-Published
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Roussos did oil paintings. Names of works currently not known.


Relations:

  1. Employee of - Simon and Kirby Studio (b. 1941)
    Notes: Roussos did background work for the studio on the feature Captain America during 1941. Then he did freelance pencil and ink work for the studio, from circa 1950 to 1954.