Mark Tatulli is an internationally syndicated cartoonist, best known for his popular comic strips HEART OF THE CITY and LIO, which appear in 400 newspapers all over the world.
Launched in 2006, LIO is Mark’s exploration of the darker side of his own childhood, and fans have really responded. Influenced by such cartooning greats as Gahan Wilson, Charles Addams, and 19th century satirist A.J. Volck, LIO is a wordless strip about a weird little boy who nonchalantly lives in a twisted world of monsters, giant robots, jetpacks and aliens…along with his long-suffering single Dad, who tends to look the other way.
LIO has been nominated three times for the National Cartoonists Society’s Best Comic Strip, winning in 2009. LIO was also nominated for Germany’s 2010 MAX AND MORITZ award. Last year, Mark was nominated by the NCS for cartoonist of the year.
In addition to his cartooning experience, Tatulli is also an accomplished filmmaker and animator, and is the recipient of three Emmy awards for his television work. He is also currently working on a children’s illustrated novel series titled DESMOND PUCKET. The first book was released in October 2013, and the second, DESMOND PUCKET AND THE MOUNTAIN FULL OF MONSTERS, hit store shelves in August 2014. He also has two planned children’s picture books, coming from Roaring Book Press, a division of Macmillian.
Mark lives in a Spielbergian development in New Jersey with his wife Donna, three children and four nefarious cats, all of whom supply endless ideas for his books and comics.