Lio: Happiness Is a Squishy Cephalopod [NOOK Book]

Overview

LIO is brilliant! In this post-Calvin and Hobbes and post-Far Side world, this is the brass ring for cool! --Dallas Morning News

* LI O is a pantomime strip featuring a curious young boy whose daydreams embark from reality destined for the dark chasm where wit and sarcasm collide.

Drawn in the age-old style of pantomime strips, LIO offers a decidedly new and edgy twist to the wordless comic format. That's right, LIO is so crafty it doesn't need word balloons, dialogue boxes, or ...

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Lio: Happiness Is a Squishy Cephalopod

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Overview

LIO is brilliant! In this post-Calvin and Hobbes and post-Far Side world, this is the brass ring for cool! --Dallas Morning News

* LI O is a pantomime strip featuring a curious young boy whose daydreams embark from reality destined for the dark chasm where wit and sarcasm collide.

Drawn in the age-old style of pantomime strips, LIO offers a decidedly new and edgy twist to the wordless comic format. That's right, LIO is so crafty it doesn't need word balloons, dialogue boxes, or clever captions. Mark Tatulli's cartoon also employs a unique drawing style influenced by cartooning greats Gahan Wilson, Charles Addams, and 19th-century satirist A. J. Volck.

* In describing his strip, Tatulli explains he was eager to bring something truly different to the comics pages . . . something to appeal to all ages, drawn in pictures only. To tell a story without text, while updating the pantomime concept with a modern audience in mind.

* The result is a mind-bendingly humorous and astute journey into the darkly detailed world of young LiO--where a spit wad can put a school bus out of commission faster than a spider can hamper the efforts of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740793240
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 685,344
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Tatulli, who was first known for his Heart of the City comic strip, took on Liō as an outlet for his dark and twisted humor.

In addition to his cartooning experience, Tatulli is also an accomplished filmmaker and animator, and is the recipient of three Emmy awards for his television work.

Mark currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and two daughters. His children are the true joy of his life and the inspiration for much of his comic artwork.

Online:
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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Book one is amazing

    This is the first collection of Lio comics out, and it is really good. Lio goes where other comics wont, and it is done very nicely.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2009

    Highly enjoy this series. Very funny commentary.

    Excellent comic strip!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    HEY!!!!! I have a question!

    Is this in color?cuz' if it is, i cant buy it.i have a nook simple touch that doesnt haave color.thanks! P.S. please answer with a title of: HEY!!!!!heres an answer thanks again!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Spectral 2

    The man moved his foot and immediately stumbled, knocking down four chairs. He grunted as he collapsed to his knees, hands outstretched. Rihanna covered her mouth with her hands, biting back a laugh. "Mac!" The other man shouted, kneeling down to help his friend. Bob and her father ran over. "What happened?" Bob asked, once they had Mac back in his chair. Mac looked absolutely spooked and excited at the same time. "I was just sitting here, and somehow my shoelaces got tied together!" He exclaimed, raising his boots to show everyone the tightly knotted laces. "That sounds like something Jeremy would do," Bob said, rubbing his stubbly chin. Rihanna gaped. "You didn't see him?" She asked. Everyone looked at her. "You did?" Mac's friend retorted, staring at her. She blushed. "Yes, it was a boy. He was lying under your chair and he did it!" She whispered. Mom glared at her and she looked down. I'm not lying! She wanted to scream. "Remarkable," Bob murmured, still watching Rihanna. There was a sudden yank on her arm, and she whirled around to face her mother. "We are leaving," she said. "You have embarrased me." Rihanna stumbled up the stairs to the outside, where it was raining heavily. Mom pulled Rihanna's hood up and led her to the car. "I'm not lying, mom!" She whined as rain splattered into her eyes. Mom shut the door behind her and got into the driver's seat with an exhasperated sigh. Rihanna huffed and crossed her arms, looking out the back window of the black elantra. "It's okay, I know that kids your age can have overactive imaginations. Hopefully it will pass as you get older," Mom said, starting the car. Rihanna drew her legs up to her chest and pouted. She couldn't make this experience go away, because it really did happen. At least, she was pretty sure it had happened. Eventually she fell asleep, dreaming about ghostly people with glowing blue eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Lion claw

    tiger jay ur kits realy ned a a dad because they were asking me if i was their father and when i said no reed kit sighed and put a sd face

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Favorite comic strips

    Dghrgh

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    Posted January 16, 2012

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