A partnership of amazing character!

​Small actions change big lives!


What does it mean to "Be a Lion?"

Be a Lion is based upon the principle that we must always turn and face trouble and pain with confidence and strength.

“If a lion is chasing you he WILL catch you if you try to run and hide. Your best hope is to turn and face him down. Like a lion!”
- Miss Marty

We believe the science now proves that art and creative expression is key to the development of those powerful weapons for every child’s emotional quiver. 

                                   IF WE ALL COULD BE A LION

                                           During a family trip in 1973, took                                                 his young sons to the National Zoo. 

                                           true to form, he was compelled to                                              capture the faces we met that day. 

                                           The lesson from that day and every                                             other day was that art is central                                                 to life and key to individual and                                                 community well-being.

Tuska and his bride, Miriam, showed their young family how to use art during personal struggles to build within ourselves the very emotions and personal tools these moments demand. 

Tuska Studio is on a mission to teach everyone to “be a lion” and to face pain and hardships with all the love and strength the arts provide. Art heals after all. 

Another Guy Gilchrist Production

World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist.  He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock,” and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and his work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others.

Tuska Studio is more than proud to be working with Guy Gilchrist on such an amazing project!