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NCS Division award for comic strip: “Lio”

This years National Cartoonist Society’s division award has been given to Mark Tatulli for his comic strip “Lio”. Lio launched with Universal Press Syndicate in 2006 and has been one of the most recent success. Mark beats out Stephan Pastis and Richard Thompson for this honor.

Community Comments

#1 Larry Levine
May/24/2009
@ 1:50 am

Congratulations, Mark!!!

#2 patty leidy
May/24/2009
@ 10:09 am

Congrats Mark! And congrats to all the nominees….You’re all TOPS IN MY BOOK!!!
HUGS!

#3 Garey Mckee
May/24/2009
@ 9:38 pm

Kudos Mark! As I’ve said before, Lio is one of my all time favorite strips. Great work.

#4 Piers Baker
May/25/2009
@ 3:08 am

Congratatullilations Mark!

#5 Mark Tatulli
May/25/2009
@ 4:34 am

thanks, guys! Still in CA! talk to ya soon!

#6 T. Brian Kelly
May/25/2009
@ 3:28 pm

Congratulations Mark! Big time achievement for a big time guy.

#7 Wiley Miller
May/25/2009
@ 3:54 pm

Lio? Never heard of it. What is it, some kind of astrology strip?

#8 Mike Cope
May/25/2009
@ 4:05 pm

If you spell LIO backwards, you get OIL, but Mark has definitely struck GOLD — Congratulations, Sir!!

#9 Guy Gilchrist
May/25/2009
@ 4:20 pm

Way to go, Mark. Or as Lio would say:

#10 Garey Mckee
May/25/2009
@ 6:05 pm

LOL @ Guy

#11 Phil Tography
May/25/2009
@ 8:02 pm

Aces Mark, I knew you were going to win, I just knew it. You are heads ans shoulders above the rest and now the whole world knows it. Take a victory lap, you earned it.

#12 Lucas Turnbloom
May/25/2009
@ 11:59 pm

Hey Mark! Awesome to meet you Saturday. Congrats!

#13 Tom Heintjes
May/26/2009
@ 7:00 am

Lio is great and Mark’s win is well deserved, but one day his cartooning will reach the level of his karaoke skills, and then you’ll REALLY see something!

#14 Bill Kellogg
May/26/2009
@ 9:02 pm

Congratulations Mark. You deserve the award for best acceptance speech too.

#15 John Read
May/28/2009
@ 10:34 am

Mark, your acceptance speech was golden and I’m so very glad I was there to hear it. You, my friend, are the real deal. It should be obvious to everyone there that you love cartooning and love being a part of its community.

#16 Mark Tatulli
May/28/2009
@ 10:53 am

I wish somebody would tell me what I said. I was sort of “in my cups” at the time. I didn’t swear, did I?

#17 John Read
May/28/2009
@ 5:21 pm

Does that also mean you don’t remember the 8-year-old girl standing behind you on stage? :0)

#18 Joe Engesser
May/28/2009
@ 10:13 pm

I wasn’t there for the speech, but sure enjoyed reading your blurb in “Stay Tooned” issue 3. Lio’s the highlight of the Sunday Funnies…heck, the whole darn newspaper! Congrats and keep em’ coming, Mark!!!

#19 Stephen King
July/6/2009
@ 4:16 am

Lio is simply puerile nonsense; waste of space.

#20 Wiley Miller
July/6/2009
@ 6:32 am

“Lio is simply puerile nonsense; waste of space.”

As opposed to your work, I suppose.

#21 Phil Wohlrab
July/6/2009
@ 8:01 pm

Actually the lack of puerile nonsense is what has made most comic strips lame. I’d take that as a compliment.

#22 Garey Mckee
July/6/2009
@ 8:39 pm

Me too, Phil.

#23 Jason Nocera
July/7/2009
@ 10:11 am

I thought The Shining was pretty good.

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