Mark Tatulli’s Lio is a prime candidate for traditionally animated content. The twisted, surreal and silent world of Lio makes a great environment for some great cartoons. The strip focuses on the adventures of a creative little boy, the titular Lio, who lives with his father (unnamed in the strip) and his pets. The story is told visually, with little or no dialogue. Gags frequently involve the supernatural, alien invasion or mass destruction of many sorts, creating a surreal, disturbing atmosphere. Some of the strip’s recurring themes involve Lio getting even with grade-school bullies, helping animals (most of which are non-anthropomorphic but display obvious intelligence) defend themselves against humans or their predators, and performing mad scientist style experiments. He is often seen using robots that he constructs himself for causing mischief.

Client: Ringtales, Inc.
  • Flash