Jason Loo

Jason Loo is a Toronto-based cartoonist and freelance illustrator. In 2014, he debuted his self-published comic book, The Pitiful Human-Lizard. The success of the series led to a publishing agreement with Chapterhouse  that reprinted the earlier issues and continued publishing newer ones. Altogether, the series ran to 21 issues over a five year period. Now collected into four volumes, the new format promises to reach an even larger audience.

Comic (Collected)

The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Season One: Far from Legendary

Toronto: Chapterhouse Publishing, 2019.
New edition

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Toronto’s got a new superhero! And he’s pitiful! Lucas Barrett is an office clerk by day and a struggling superhero on evenings and weekends. Since costume repairs and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes strain his tight budget, Lucas volunteers as a test subject for a pharmaceutical company’s trial painkiller. After a disgusting ordeal, Lucas realizes that the experimental drug left him with regenerative powers. With his newfound powers, the Human-Lizard is ready to take on any challenge that awaits him – even a supervillain interrupting his first date.

Comic (Collected)

The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Season Two: Still Pretty Pathetic

Colour assists: Rachel Richey and Meaghan Carter.
Toronto: Chapterhouse Publishing, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

In this captivating second volume, join the Human-Lizard on new fantastic adventures! Our hero teams up with surprising new allies (spoiler alert: one of them is his mom) and takes on his greatest adversary yet: unreliable public transit! With new adventures starring Lady Accident, Mother Wonder, Majestic Rat, the Grizzly Biker, and introducing the biggest character to hit the Chapterverse: Razma-Foon! Collects issues #6-11 of the Pitiful Human-Lizard series by Jason Loo, the Summer Special team-up story featuring Captain Canuck, plus more exclusive stories!

Comic (Collected)

The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Season Three: Almost Getting There

Toronto: Chapterhouse Publishing, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Witness the viking funeral of Majestic Rat’s finest animal friends! The Human-Lizard’s amusing streetcar journey back home! The debut of Lucas Barrett’s younger, more successful sibling Janine! The sensa-tional showdown of Lady Accident vs. the Frustrated Four! And the epic space battle with Mother Wonder beyond the stars! All of it in the terrific third season of The Pitiful Human-Lizard!

Comic (Collected)

The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Season Four: Setbacks

Toronto: Chapterhouse Publishing, 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

NA

Links

Jason Loo personal website

Publisher Chapterhouse

Leah Collins post May 10, 2019 on CBC Arts website, “Saying goodby to a Toronto superhero.”

Kelly McDowell post March 14, 2014 “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…No It’s the Pitful Human Lizard” in the Ryersonian