Appearance Schedule

To book Jay Piscopo for school and library visits, please contact Tami Burke at

May 7, 2016
Free Comic Book Day
Jay will be at Bull Moose in the morning and Casablanca Comics in the afternoon doing free superhero sketches

June 4, 2016
Portland Public Library
Portland, Maine

June 11, 2016
10:00 - 6:00
Concord, New Hampshire

October 23, 2016
Portland, Maine


Jay Piscopo December Book Signings and 2016 Releases


Nemo Publishing

Tami Burke

Maine Author Jay Piscopo December Book Signings:  Capt'n Eli Rides Waves of Success in 2016 With New Releases

PORTLAND, MAINE (November 20, 2015) – Nemo Publishing announced today that Maine comic book artist and author Jay Piscopo will do three major book signings in December. Piscopo will appear at Sherman's Books in Portland, Barnes & Noble in Augusta and the Shipyard KBC Store in Kennebunk.  He will offer free super hero sketches for fans and all three volumes of his graphic novel series “The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli” will be available for purchase.

In 2016, Nemo Publishing will release an illustrated classic novel line, starting with the Jules Verne book “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.”  In addition, under special license from Nemo Publishing, ProSe Productions will release a title featuring Piscopo’s entire Nemoverse of characters. 

“The Nemoverse is a gateway to exploration, to heroes, imagination, and the classics,” explains Piscopo. “Our books will always be all ages and will always be something with one foot in the past and another in imagination. Timeless works from writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne stand the test of time for a reason. Eli and his story are an homage to the worlds they built. Getting to combine the two is a dream come true.”

Book Signing Locations:

December 5
Noon - 2:00
Sherman’s Books
49 Exchange St.
Portland, Maine

December 6
1:00 - 3:00
Barnes & Noble
9 Marketplace Dr.
Augusta, Maine

December 12
1:00 – 3:00
Shipyard KBC Store (just below Federal Jack’s)
8 Western Ave.
Kennebunk, Maine

The full line of comics and action figures are also available online at

About the Creator:  Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series and has created numerous titles featuring spin off characters from this series including “The Sea Ghost #1: The Sea Ghost in the Machine” and the “Commander X All-Star Special.”  He is known for his signature pulp style and is a frequent contributing artist for Moonstone Books.  He co-created the internationally distributed comic book series “The Scrap City Pack Rats,” featuring the world's first disabled superheroes. This six-issue series received national attention for its groundbreaking approach and subject matter.  Jay has conducted hundreds of comics workshops and classroom events teaching drawing and storytelling techniques across the country.  He is an engaging presenter with extensive teaching experience. 

On the Web:
Twitter:  @captneli



ICv2 Checks Out Capt'n Eli

Steve Bennett checks out Jay Piscopo's "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" graphic novel series for ICv2.  Read all about it at this link.  

Writer/artist Jay Piscopo was good enough to send me copies of the first three volumes of his series The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli and they’re right in my wheelhouse.  The premise (young genius Eli, his dog and talking parrot travel together in a mini-sub of his own design) is wonderfully reminiscent of the adventure cartoons of my youth.  Frankly, that would have been high enough of a premise for me, but Piscopo quickly piles on more and more complications, creatures and fantastic (some strangely familiar) characters.  Until young Eli finds himself at the center of an epic undersea fantasy war which puts the entire world at risk.  These collections are available via Diamond and any retailer wanting to build up a kid-friendly section of their store should give them a try.


VOYA Reviews Jay Piscopo's "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli"

Hot off the press!  The August issue of VOYA, the leading library journal for young adult librarians, has this to say about Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli.  All three books in this series are available to librarians through Brodart.  

Graphically Speaking
Kat Kan
August 2015

A few years ago, I reviewed the first volume of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli; the third volume has finally been published.  After a brief synopsis of the previous two volumes and information about some of the main characters, the story continues where Volume Two left off:  Lord Hydro, the self-styled Lord Protector of the undersea civilization, Aquaria, has declared war on the surface world.  His giant fighting robots are wreaking havoc across the world, while Lord Hydro claims he wants Aquaria’s young queen, Coral, returned.  However, she and her brother, Prince Triton, know that Hydro wants to rule Aquaria and all of the Earth.  Kid hero Capt’n Eli, and lots of the world’s ultra heroes, work to help the royal siblings fight Lord Hydro and his forces. 

Jay Piscopo brings old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon action and adventure into his colorful comics, with lots of derring-do and underhanded villainy – both undersea and in outer space.  Preteens and young teens who enjoy the Transformers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and superhero comics and cartoons, will enjoy Capt’n Eli’s adventures. 

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli - Volume 3:  The Mystery of the Devil's Sea
Published by Nemo Publishing
Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo
108 Pages  |   Full Color   |   $9.99
ISBN 978-0-9817132-2-9


Brodart Features Jay Piscopo's "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" All Ages Graphic Novel Series

All three graphic novels in Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli series are now available for librarians and educators to order through Brodart

 The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli -- Volume 1 
ISBN 978-0-9817132-0-5 
Fans of classic adventure, meet Capt’n Eli! Created in the tradition of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, this is the story of a boy with extraordinary scientific abilities and mysterious ties to the sea.     

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli -- Volume 2 
ISBN 978-0-9817132-1-2 

Stand by for adventure!  Volume 2 of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli explodes with action as the mysterious Commander X introduces Capt’n Eli to a world of vast undersea empires.

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli -- Volume 3 
ISBN 978-0-9817132-2-9

The Capt’n Eli saga explodes when Eli and crew find themselves trapped in a global war between the surface world and the undersea Aquarian Empire.  Lord Hydro’s giant war robots threaten destruction to all the major cities on the planet unless Capt’n Eli is caught and tried as a renegade for the kidnapping of Princess Coral.