'Lio' Pantomime Comic Is Doing Well in Asia

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By: E&P Staff There are advantages to doing a pantomime comic.

Mark Tatulli's May 2006-launched "Lio" is already in nearly 275 newspapers. And because the comic basically wordless, it's easier to sell overseas.

In fact, a number of the nearly 275 clients are Asian newspapers -- including the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, the Straits Time in Singapore, the New Straits Time in Malaysia, and the Bangkok Post in Thailand.

"Lio" -- which stars a boy with a wild imagination -- is sold overseas by Atlantic Syndication, the international division of Universal Press Syndicate.

Tatulli, whose "Lio" comic was the subject of a May 2006 E&P story, also does the "Heart of the City" comic for Universal. That strip, about a young girl in Philadelphia, has plenty of words.

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