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


Capt'n Eli Reviewed on Comicsbulletin

Don't miss these two fantastic reviews on Comicsbulletin by Thom Young and his six-year-old daughter Kara.

Thanks to all the readers and fans who stopped by The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli booth at Baltimore Comic-Con! Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew are back at Seasearcher headquarters in Maine. Check out pictures from Baltimore HERE.


Capt'n Eli at Baltimore Comic-Con

Jay from Comic Seeker visited Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew at Baltimore Comic-Con yesterday. Comic Seeker is a fantastic website for collectors seeking rare comic books. More pictures and news from Baltimore to come this week!


Granite State Comicon

Jay Piscopo and Brandon Mazer had a great day at Granite State Comicon connecting with fans of Capt'n Eli and introducing new Seasearchers to the graphic novel series. Enjoyed meeting the Sky Pirates of Valendor creators in person and Gibran from BangPop! made a special trip down from Maine to be at the show.


Commander X Action Figure Prototype Revealed!

With the help of Mego customizer and prototype designer Dana Shaw and Dr. Mego himself, Paul Clarke, Nemo Publishing has created an exciting new addition to the world of action figures! A limited edition, 8", Commander X action figure based on the classic Mego-style will debut at Baltimore Comic-Con.

This collectible toy is a must have for Capt'n Eli fans and Mego collectors! In December, just in time for "Commander X-Mas," the figure will be available for $19.95 (plus S&H)from the Capt'n Eli webstore. Look for collectible variants at comic conventions in 2009!

In December, we'll also debut a free new prose pulp Commander X adventure story on the website written by Michael Thomas with illustrations by Jay Piscopo.

Stand by for adventure and the release of more prototypes of Capt'n Eli characters. Sculptor Troy Younger has Capt'n Eli and Sea Ghost prototypes in the works!


Volume 2 Launch!

Volume Two Launch!
Friday, October 3rd
5:00 - 8:00 PM (aka Art Walk)
Casablanca Comics & Maple's Gelateria
151 Middle Street, Portland
Free, Ages 5-13

We hope you will stop by and raise a frothy Root Beer Float to celebrate the release of Volume 2 of Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. New to Capt'n Eli, my fair landlubber? No worries. We will be handing out free introductory comics to Eli's story.

We will also be playing an ocean trivia game to procure the latest Capt'n Eli collectible cards.

Look for us in Maples Gelateria where their gelato will be plunging into Capt'n Eli's Root Beer and across the hall at Casablanca where Capt'n Eli and all other fine comics are sold.


BangPop Hop

Nothing more surreal after arising at 4AM and driving North for many hours than to emerge from the car and stumble over the robes of a Tuscan Raider.

We had arrived at --BangPop!. The brave Gibran Graham and cohorts launched the first comic book / pop culture show in the wilds of Bangor, Maine this weekend to grand success.

Capt'n Eli was soon caffeinated and handing out free comics and card games to teachers, librarians and young readers. Joining us for the first time was our new Seasearcher member, Yunhee O'Brien (pictured) who raised the uncooperative banners and greeted comic book readers often with a BangPop! attendee's baby on her hip.

We were psyched to share our corner of BangPop! with Maine graphic novelists, Anne Sibley O'Brien (who drew dragons with brilliant kids and help man a young artist) and (oh, so groovy) Sugary Serials superstar, Josh Alves, creator of Araknid Kid (and his charming sidekick).

Also met and shared a fine stretch of carpet with the amazing illustrator, Gareth Hinds and his Gal Friday, children's bookseller and PW columnist, Alison Morris.

Thanks to all that stopped by and to the Tuscan Raider who said, "Your banner looks cool, man."

Hot Off the Press!

"The moment you open this book you know you have found something very special."
~ Robert Black, Synergy Magazine

Capt'n Eli was just reviewed in Australia's Synergy Magazine. Read the full review HERE.

Volume 2 premieres at Baltimore Comic-Con and you can be the VERY FIRST to own this book by ordering from the Capt'n's on-line store.


More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys

This weekend, Jay Piscpopo and the Capt'n Eli crew joined Chris Proulx of Double Midnight Comics and illustrator Jeremy McHugh at the 3rd Annual Manchester Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids in Manchester, New Hampshire. What an amazing event! Jay and Jeremy drew free sketches for hundreds of kids -- literally non-stop from 10:00 - 3:00! We handed out Capt'n Eli comics and Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli Collectible Card Games to kids of all ages (and a few monkeys....) and Chris provided free comics and buttons from Double Midnight. Check out photos HERE.

Speaking of kids: be sure to check Lori Henderson's write up about Capt'n Eli on Good Comics for Kids!
Look for Jay and the crew at Double Midnight's Granite State Comicon next Sunday!


Undersea Adventure Card Game at All Things Fun!

The Capt'n Eli Undersea Adeventures Collectible Card Game was featured this weekend at All Things Fun! in West Berlin, New Jersey.

The promotional card game featuring Jay Piscopo's artwork and characters from the graphic novel, was designed by All Things Fun! co-owner, Ed Evans.

One of the highlights of the day for Jay was meeting Rob Kelly, creator of The Aquaman Shrine. Check out Rob's blog and Jay's Aquaman sketch HERE.

Thanks Ed, Dina, John and DJ for having us down in the hurricane remnants!

More photos of the event HERE.


Newsarama Review by Jeff Marsick

"Blink while perusing a Previews and you would probably miss the solicit for this book, a mash-up of classic adventure cartoons like Johnny Quest, Golden Age super-heroics of Aquaman and the Defenders, and some Jules Verne and Seaquest for good measure.

It all begins when a futuristic mini-sub of sorts washes ashore off the coast of Maine and within is discovered an infant boy. A kindly lighthouse keeper and his wife are quick to adopt him as their only child and name him Eli, soon marveling at not only the boy’s innate swimming abilities above and beyond his peers, but also his technological savvy. Where he came from may be a mystery, but where he is destined to go is clear. He can’t be much more than twelve when he’s taken his pod and some spare parts courtesy of the US Navy, and built himself a mini-submarine: The Guppy. Accompanied by his bowline-knot-tying dog, Barney, and a two-hundred-year old parrot who speaks seventy languages, Eli sets out for answers and adventure on the high seas. His journey will make him a team member of the Sea Searchers, an aquatic version of G-Force, as they seek the mystery of the Sargasso Sea and the time-displacing vortex of the Bermuda Triangle. Opposing their mission are the nefarious Hydrons, squadrons of Ralph Hammeras-inspired Nautilus analogues, while occasionally assisting from the periphery is the enigmatic Commander X and his equally mysterious and technologically advanced Sub X.

This is simply a terrific and fun book, drawn in a combination of 3-D graphics and comic book-style penciling, with vibrant colors that practically leap off the page. Jay Piscopo has done a magnificent job of creating an adventure tale that never takes itself too seriously and never allows itself to become kitschy and cute. While I think the average comic-reading adult may find it perhaps a little too juvenile (especially those who feel the Marvel Adventures line of books are for kids), it is certainly a book that younger readers can enjoy without feeling “talked down to”. Science and eco-awareness are inherent elements of the story, but are subtle enough to be appreciated and learned from, while remaining far from being preachy or heavy-handed. If you are looking for something a little different than the tights-and-fights stories of most comic books, especially for younger readers, then I highly recommend that The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli be at the top of your list."