Appearance Schedule

To book Jay Piscopo for school and library visits, please contact Tami Burke at tami@maine.rr.com.

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

12.31.2008

Mike Fyles - Pulp Master!

Stand by for adventure with this amazing Commander X pulp cover art by Mike Fyles! Mike is a master of nostalgic sci-fi and pulp cover art and sequential imagery. His style is influenced by the mid 20th century commercial illustrations that promoted “fringe” books, magazines and comics. He particularly likes the challenge of cover art because of the balance that must be struck between form, content, decoration, and narrative to tell what lies beneath the cover. Check out more of his work in the all new Commander X Adventures. This FREE downloadable comic was written and illustrated by a team of talented creators led by Jay Piscopo, author/illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli all-ages graphic novel series.

12.30.2008

Down East Magazine -- Best of 2009 Pick!

You're in for a treat! Capt'n Eli's Root Beer is Down East Magazine's Best of 2009 pick! Read more HERE.

- Handcrafted in Maine
- Sweetened with natural cane and brown sugars
- Caffeine free
- Contact: Scott Doyle 207-761-0807 x7167

12.29.2008

Yo Sith Dog Yo

Charlotte, North Carolina Children's librarian Bill Corder (aka Darth Corder, aka Sith) has a motto: Boys Rule, Boys Read! and he and his fellow ImaginOn librarians have an engaging, hilarious blog of the same name that is a place for boys to find terrific books and tell other boys about great reading.

Check out Bill's recent post about Jay Piscopo's all-ages graphic novel series The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli HERE.

Read librarian Bill Corder's reviews of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli:
Volume 1
Volume 2

Stand by for a special announcement coming soon!...

12.26.2008

More from Mighty Joe

Joe Zierman (Mighty Joe of Big Bang Comics) did this amazing pinup of Commander X as a "Christmas bonus" for the new Commander X Adventures free downloadable comic book. This pinup is an homage to Jack Kirby who is a big influence on Joe's work as well as on The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. For more about Jack Kirby (the king of comics) click HERE.

This image will be added to the downloadable comic soon! Colored by Jay Piscopo, author/illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series.

12.23.2008

Commander X-Mas has Arrived!

The new Commander X Adventures comic book is now available as a FREE download! Click HERE to travel back in time to the 1930s with Commander X.

This 31-page comic was created in the long-standing tradition of Christmas edition comics but can be enjoyed anytime of the year. "For those reading this over the holidays, our hope is the stories will bring back that nostalgic feeling of the fun of Christmas morning when you got your favorite toy or comic book under the tree,” said creator Jay Piscopo.

The stories are told in the spirit of the great pulp adventure yarns of the 1930s and 1940s and take place in the coldest and most remote spots imaginable – from Tibet, to the North Pole, to the moon. Featuring stories and art by a team of talented writers and artists: modern pulp master Ron Fortier; digital pulp artist Mike Fyles; a writing debut by comics letterer Michael Thomas; pin-ups by Joe Zierman, Lauren Monardo, and Jay Fife; and a special story and pin-up by Jay Piscopo.

Read the press release HERE. Check out the Commander X Mego-style action figure HERE.

12.17.2008

The Old is New Again

Who says they don't make heroes like they used to? Nemo Publishing of Portland, Maine announces the release of the Golden Age Commander X Action Figure. This figure is created in a retro Mego style. Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo's all-ages graphic novel series The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. Read the press release and see more photos HERE. Watch the promo HERE. Stand by for adventure!

12.16.2008

Stand by for adventure on December 23rd!

To celebrate the debut of the new eight-inch Commander X Mego-style action figure, starting December 23rd a free Commander X Adventures comic book will be offered as a download at www.captneli.com.

Jay Piscopo is the author/illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series and lead the creation of this action figure and special free comic.

"This free comic is created in the tradition of Christmas edition comics but the stories can be read anytime of the year," said Piscopo. "For those reading it at Christmas, our hope is the stories will bring back that childhood feeling of the fun of Christmas morning when you got your favorite toy or comic book under the tree."

Commander X Adventures features stories and art by a team of talented creators, including: Ron Fortier, Mike Fyles, Michael Thomas, Lauren Monardo, Jay Fife, and Joe Zierman.

Who says they don't make heroes like they used to? Check out the Commander X Action Figure trailer-promo. Shot and edited by Matt Power and starring Paul Drinan as Commander X, Jessica Peck as Polly Fontaine, and Lenny LeRoux as Dr. Diablo:
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12.10.2008

Stellar Students in Skowhegan

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli creator Jay Piscopo visited the amazing students in Frank Chin's art class at Skowhegan Area Middle School in Skowhegan, Maine. The students had created four-panel comic stories which were on display in the room. They tried their hand at additional comic art storytelling techniques with Jay. Frank Chin is an outstanding and inspiring educator. Stand by for adventure with comics in the classroom! Check out photos HERE.

12.08.2008

Capt'n Eli Reviewed on Comic Related

Don't miss Ron Fortier's review of Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series on Comic Related. Read it HERE.

This review is a real honor! Comic Related is one of the hottest comic review sites and podcasts in the biz and Ron Fortier is a 25 year veteran comics writer who has worked on projects such as The Hulk, Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan. His two most popular comic series being The Green Hornet and The Terminator(with Alex Ross). Discover more about Ron at Airship27.

12.01.2008

Capt'n Eli is GeekDad Approved on Wired!

Every now and then, I stumble across something that is seriously cool and seriously different. ~ Brad Moon, Wired

Wired's GeekDad Brad Moon gives Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli a thumbs up! (And so does his 8-year-old daughter Natasha!) Read Brad's column HERE.
I enjoyed reading the comics, which reminded me of a 50s take on Jules Verne with large-scale undersea intrigue in a setting featuring Atlantis and, of course, the heroic efforts of Eli. My daughter, Natasha (age 8), got hold of my review copies and polished each of the 100+ page books off in single readings- she really liked them and was disappointed to find out I didn't have any more....The comic is a throwback to the golden age of comics, but Piscopo also incorporates an interesting blend of CGI-style graphics into the drawings. The combination really works and the series has received glowing praise...