A syndicated comic since 2006, Lio is the story of a boy and his cephalopod. A mashup of Calvin and Hobbes and the Addams Family, Lio revels in his oddities and how they unnerve the world at large, including his father. Ranging from dark humor to mad scientist, one never knows whether to expect the Grim Reaper, aliens, or a giant city-destroying robot to come by for lunch.
Lio differs from most syndicated comic strips in that the stories are told without dialogue. The time-honored tradition of little balloons filled with spoken words or thoughts are absent from Lio, relying on the artwork to tell the story. With book collections sporting titles like There’s Corpses Everywhere, Lio may not be for everyone.