Born: 1916 April 26 in United States

Died: 2009 October 16 in United States

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

The Who's Who entry for the George Aksut pen name can be found here:

Aksut is Tuska spelled backward. It appears as a byline to the Shark Brodie feature by Fiction House and appears to have continued to be used by Fiction House for the feature after Tuska stopped working on the feature.

Sample Scan:


    George Tuska Type: Name at Birth

Other Names:

  1. George Aksut Type: Pen Name
  2. Michael Griffith Type: House Name
  3. Floyd Kelly Type: House Name
  4. Carl Larson Type: Pen Name


  1. National Academy of Design [Dartmouth] ? to ?


  1. Bob Reynolds [generic]
  2. Bud Thomas [generic]
  3. G. T. [generic]
  4. G. Tuska [generic]
  5. G.T. [generic]
  6. Geo. Tuska [generic]
  7. George Tuska [generic]
  8. Gregg Powers [generic]
  9. GT [generic]
  10. Lance Ferguson [generic]
  11. Merton Holmes [generic]
  12. Sandy Klauz [generic]
  13. Tuska [generic]


  1. 1997: Inkpot Award - [no name]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1965: Alley Awards - Best Giant Comic
    T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (1965 series) #1

Art Influences:

Influences by George Tuska (b. 1916) were stated by:
  1. Billy Graham (b. 1935)
  2. Pete Morisi (b. 1928)
  3. Kevin Nowlan (b. 1958)


  1. National Cartoonists Society Type: member


  1. User of - George Aksut
    Notes: Aksut is Tuska spelled backward and the pen name used by Tuska when working on the Shark Brodie feature.
  2. Employee of - Chesler Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1941 to 1942.
  3. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks for the studio during 1939.
  4. User of - Michael Griffith
  5. Employee of - Iger Shop
    Notes: Did pencils and inks 1940 to 1941.
  6. User of - Floyd Kelly