History Comicstrip / Lio

11th Apr '17 2:12:39 PM Malady
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A newspaper comic by Mark Tatulli, revolving around the life of the titular character. Known for its lack of dialogue, unique storylines, and creepy protagonist. Plots revolve around the strange circumstances Lio gets into, usually with [[BlackComedy extremely dark punchlines]]. The comic is also known for frequently taking shots at other comic strips, both for one-offs and even occasionally longer storylines. The strip premiered in 2005

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A newspaper comic by Mark Tatulli, revolving around the life of the titular character. Known for its lack of dialogue, unique storylines, and creepy protagonist. Plots revolve around the strange circumstances Lio gets into, usually with [[BlackComedy extremely dark punchlines]]. The comic is also known for frequently taking shots at other comic strips, both for one-offs and even occasionally longer storylines. The strip premiered in 2005
2005.



* [[ChessWithDeath Shuffleboard With Death]]: [[http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2016/06/04 See here]]

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* [[ChessWithDeath Shuffleboard With Death]]: ChessWithDeath: Well, Shuffleboard, as seen [[http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2016/06/04 See here]]here]].


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* OneWordTitle: Also a ProtagonistTitle.


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1st Nov '16 1:52:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* SurrealHorror: Quite a lot of strips have a one-shot character appear as an AssholeVictim for two panels, then die in a bizarre and disturbing way in the third. Even the main characters are subject to random attacks by skeletons and leaf monsters, though Lio and Eva are {{Badass}} enough to outfight them, and Lio's father knows when to flee.

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* SurrealHorror: Quite a lot of strips have a one-shot character appear as an AssholeVictim for two panels, then die in a bizarre and disturbing way in the third. Even the main characters are subject to random attacks by skeletons and leaf monsters, though Lio and Eva are {{Badass}} badass enough to outfight them, and Lio's father knows when to flee.
4th Jun '16 7:50:22 AM MattP5557
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** Not to mention his dad.


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* [[ChessWithDeath Shuffleboard With Death]]: [[http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2016/06/04 See here]]
21st Nov '15 8:27:33 AM nombretomado
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** His TakeThat at ''{{Peanuts}}'' could be seen as more of an AffectionateParody, as in the first treasury, his comments leave the impression he has great respect for the strip.
** There's also [[http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2007/02/28 this strip]] where Lio sets out flowers for the ''FoxTrot'' dailies in a cemetery for comic strips that also includes ''BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', and ''TheFarSide''. Outside the cemetery, for contrast, there's a parade of comic strip characters who are still alive despite having long ago lost any relevance or humor they may once have had, including Nancy, ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS, and [[{{Blondie}} Dagwood]].

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** His TakeThat at ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' could be seen as more of an AffectionateParody, as in the first treasury, his comments leave the impression he has great respect for the strip.
** There's also [[http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2007/02/28 this strip]] where Lio sets out flowers for the ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' dailies in a cemetery for comic strips that also includes ''BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', and ''TheFarSide''. ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''. Outside the cemetery, for contrast, there's a parade of comic strip characters who are still alive despite having long ago lost any relevance or humor they may once have had, including Nancy, ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS, and [[{{Blondie}} [[ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} Dagwood]].
12th Oct '15 11:23:34 AM Tuckerscreator
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It should be noted that Tatulli also writes another published comic strip, ''HeartOfTheCity'', which is far more mainstream.

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It should be noted that Tatulli also writes another published comic strip, ''HeartOfTheCity'', ''ComicStrip/HeartOfTheCity'', which is far more mainstream.
6th Jul '15 6:21:41 AM jccw227
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* BrainBleach: In one strip, Lio goes to wash out his eyes after he goes swimming and catches [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] making out with WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants.
3rd Jun '15 7:09:47 AM jccw227
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* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Lio whenever he has to look after his cousin Bubbles.
27th May '15 12:47:26 PM jccw227
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Lio's dad laughed at a drawing Lio had made of his principal being eaten by a creature at the zoo... unfortunately, he did it while they were both still in the principal's office.
27th May '15 7:14:59 AM jccw227
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* BullyHunter: Lio sometimes terrorizes bullies, and the occasional predatory animal.
2nd May '15 7:17:31 PM HEDTYYETHRTGF
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