Nikola Tiscenko was born in Ukraine, but moved to Serbia after the Russian revolution. He studied art in Belgrade and from the mid-1930s, he was active as a caricaturist, using the signature Ten. He was a regular contributor to the magazines Osisani Jez and Strip. He made a feature called 'Saljive dozivljaje Detektiva X-9' ('Funny Things Happening to Detective X-9'), a parody of the American newspaper comic by Alex Raymond, that was a popular feature in Serbian newspapers. Another strip by Tiscenko was 'Kako je era nadmudrio Turcina'. Tiscenko was active until 1941, when World War II ended the publication of the Serbian comic magazines. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards.