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

12.29.2009

Infinite Hollywood Reviews Commander X

Be sure to check out Infinite Hollywood's review of the 1950s Commander X Mego-style action figure at this link. This review includes lots of photos and tons of information about this limited edition collectible. Stand by for adventure!

12.26.2009

Sea Ghost action figure winner announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nemo Publishing’s Sea Ghost collectible action figure contest winner announced


PORTLAND, MAINE (Dec.26, 2009) – Nemo Publishing announced the first winner of its Sea Ghost action figure contest. Steve Bracha of Cypress, California is the winner of the first of three super-limited edition Sea Ghost action figure prototypes.

The Sea Ghost is a character featured in Jay Piscopo’s graphic novel series “The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli,” published by Nemo Publishing.

Bracha was selected at random from hundreds of people who purchased Commander X Mego-style action figures between Dec.15, 2008 and Dec. 15, 2009.

The winners of the final two Sea Ghost Mego-style action figures will be drawn July 16, 2010 and Dec. 16, 2010. All customers who purchase Commander X figures prior to those dates will be automatically entered into both drawings.

These eight-inch collectible action figures are available exclusively at www.captneli.com and, through this Thursday, Dec. 31, all Commander X action figures will be available at a special price of $15.00 (regular price $19.95). More details about the contest can be found at this link.

More about Commander X:
In December 2008, Nemo Publishing released its first limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X. There are four variants in this collection (Golden Age Commander X, 1950s Commander X, Western Knight, and the Barbary Knight) and more variants will be released in 2010.

Commander X is an integral character in “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novels. He is an amnesiac who has been sent from the future to save the earth from inevitable destruction. He is a based on the Depression-era heroes of the comic book and movie serials of the 1930s.

This collectible figure is created in a retro-style reminiscent of figures made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s. Piscopo is working with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection and additional variants are planned for release in 2010.

Photos of the figures can be viewed at this link.

More about “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli:”
The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” is the story of a boy with extraordinary scientific abilities and unusual ties to the sea. “Capt’n Eli” takes readers into a mesmerizing world of time travel, high-tech ships, flying mini-subs, robots, lost civilizations, and undersea empires in conflict. Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo. Distributed nationally through Diamond Comic Distributors.

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12.14.2009

Commander X-Mas has arrived!

Celebrate Commander X-Mas!

Click HERE for the exciting all new FREE Commander X Adventures comic book. Read press release at this link.

Commander X Adventures recaptures the magic of the pulps and the golden age of comics with a modern twist. Our hero, Commander X, is the classic comic strip and movie serial hero with some high tech gizmos and time travel thrown in.


This edition features:

Commander X vs. The Simian Squad
Written by Frank Schildiner
Illustrated by Mike Fyles

First Encounter
Written by Frank Schildiner
Illustrated by Danny Kelly and Robert Caine Jeffcoat

Pin-ups of Circe by Delfin Barral and Norn Cutson

The Wake of the War-Beast
Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo

Three pin-ups by Jay Piscopoo and special bonus artwork of Commander X action figure variants.

12.11.2009

Commander X-Mas is near....

Just 4 days 'til Commander X-Mas! Read more about this ALL NEW free on-line "Commander X Adventures" comic book at this link.

Image by Mike Fyles.

Commander X in the Arctic

Don't miss the Commander X's Arctic Adventure Comic by Commander X fan Newt Giles of InfiniteHollywood.com.














He writes:
So yesterday I recieved my Mego-style Commander X in the mail. I've been waiting to get my hands on this figure for a while. He just seems like a lot of fun. Commander X is a classic pulp style hero, so when I recieved him I thought I'd make a simple little comic. I braved the blistering below zero weather to make this comic so I thought I'd share with you.


Check out Newt's awesome adventure story at this link.

Raising Maine: Capt'n Eli Prize Pack Giveaway




Capt'n Eli Prize Package Giveaway!
Raising Maine has a fun prize package to give away this month from Capt'n Eli.

* 2 Cases of Capt'n Eli's Root Beer

* 2 Books: Volumes 1 and 2 of "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" signed by the author / illustrator Jay Piscopo

* 2 Capt'n Eli t-shirts (1 adult and 1 youth size)


* 1 Commander X Collectible action figure

To enter this contest, simply visit the Raising Maine website and tell them why you'd like to win this prize package! Hurry, this contest ends December 31, 2009.

For contest rules follow this link.

12.10.2009

Sea Ghost Contest Ends Tuesday

When you order a Commander X action figure you are automatically entered to win one of three super-limited-edition Sea Ghost action figure prototypes. The first winner will be drawn this coming Wednesday, December 16th. Anyone who purchases a figure before midnight on December 15th is eligible to win.

The two final winners will be drawn July 15, 2010 and Dec. 15, 2010.

More details about the contest can be found at this link.

Commander X action figures are selling fast at a special price of $15. The Golden Age and 1950's versions are almost sold out. Order at this link.

12.09.2009

Secret Identity: Commander X - The Action Figure!





NEWS
12-9-09: Commander X - The Action Figure!
If it wasn’t for the Commander X action figure, Matman and Jay Piscopo may not have ever met! Sure Jay’s life would’ve been better off, but not Matt’s. Not only would he never of been sucked into the world of Capt’n Eli, but he wouldn’t have missed out on a friendship with an incredible person. “As I walked the halls of last years New York Comic Con I saw what I thought was a Mego Blackhawk figure,” Matman remembers. “It ended up being the Commander, and well… the rest is history.” Read the rest of the article at this link.

HURRY! There's less than a week left to purchase a Commander X action figure and enter the contest to win a super limited edition Sea Ghost figure. Read more at this link.

12.03.2009

Commander X-Mas SALE: Commander X Action Figures

One year ago this month, Nemo Publishing released its first limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X. In celebration of this one year anniversary, from now through Thursday, Dec. 31, all Commander X action figures will be available at a special price of $15.00 (regular price $19.95) exclusively at this link.


There are four variants in this collection (Golden Age Commander X, 1950s Commander X, Western Knight, and the Barbary Knight). This collectible figure is created in a retro-style reminiscent of figures made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s. Piscopo is working with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection and additional variants are planned for release in 2010.

Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo’s all-ages graphic novel series, “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli.” Commander X is an amnesiac who has been sent from the future to save the earth from inevitable destruction. He is a based on the Depression-era heroes of the comic book and movie serials of the 1930s.

Photos of all the figures can be viewed at this link.

A video clip about the figures can be viewed at this link.

But wait, there's more!
When customers order a Commander X action figure they are automatically entered to win one of three super-limited-edition Sea Ghost action figure prototypes. The first winner will be drawn Dec. 15, 2009 and the two final winners will be drawn July 15, 2010 and Dec. 15, 2010. Like Commander X, Sea Ghost is a key character in the “Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series. More details about the contest can be found at this link.

Also on Dec.15, in the long-standing tradition of Christmas-edition comic books, Nemo Publishing will release its 2nd annual Commander X-Mas “Commander X Adventures” comic book as a free download on its website.

This free comic book features stories about the legendary time traveler, Commander X, and co-stars the mysterious Circe, Sorceress of the Sea. Circe is a heroine from lost Lemuria, an ancient empire from over 10,000 years ago. Readers are briefly introduced to her in Volume 1 of “Capt’n Eli” and she is featured prominently in Volume 3, which will be released in 2010.

Piscopo edited this free comic book with a team of creators from around the United States and England, including: Frank Schildiner, Mike Fyles, Danny Kelly, Robert Caine Jeffcoat, Norn Cutson and Delfin Barral.

Read the full press release about this new, free comic book at this link.

12.01.2009

Stand by for adventure on December 15!

Read press release at this link.
Commander X-Mas returns! On Tuesday, December 15, Nemo Publishing, publisher of Jay Piscopo’s “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” all-ages graphic novel series, will release its 2nd annual “Commander X Adventures” comic book as a free download on its website – www.captneli.com.

This free comic book features stories about the legendary time traveler, Commander X, who is an integral character in “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” books. This year’s edition co-stars the mysterious Circe, Sorceress of the Sea. Circe is a heroine from lost Lemuria, an ancient empire from over 10,000 years ago. Readers are briefly introduced to her in Volume 1 of “Capt’n Eli” and she is featured prominently in Volume 3, which will be released in 2010.

This new edition of “Commander X Adventures” focuses on Commander X's early career in the 1930s, 40s and 50s and provides hints to the upcoming story in Volume 3.

“Commander X Adventures” was created in the long-standing tradition of Christmas edition comic books and the stories are told in the spirit of the great pulp adventure yarns of the 1930s and 40s. Piscopo edited this free comic book with a team of creators from around the United States and England.

Pulp and comic author Frank Schildiner has contributed two stories. The first is “Commander X vs. The Simian Squad” in which the Commander faces off with jet-packed gorillas in an action-packed story with a Christmas twist. This piece is illustrated by U.K. artist Mike Fyles in his signature pulp style. Readers will remember Fyles’ illustrations from last year’s “Commander X Adventures.”

Schildiner’s second story, “First Encounter,” is about the first meeting of Commander X and his scarlet-clad ally, Circe, Sorceress of the Sea. This story is set in Antarctica as well as the dark streets of 1930’s urban America where Commander X is on the trail of the Red Octopus. Exciting new artists Danny Kelly and Robert Caine Jeffcoat provided the illustrations for this piece.

The final story is written and illustrated by Commander X creator, Jay Piscopo. In “The Wake of the War-Beast,” Commander X and Circe team up to subdue an ancient sea monster in the Sea of Japan.

“Commander X Adventures” also features Circe pin-ups by accomplished illustrators Norn Cutson and Delfin Barral.

Download last year’s edition of “Commander X Adventures” at this link.

Click HERE to discover more about “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series. Volumes 1 and 2 of this series are available now and Volume 3 will be released in 2010.

11.28.2009

Ahoy, Santa!

View photos at this link. Check out a video clip HERE.
Saturday, November 28, 2009: Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew took to the high seas to welcome Santa to Portland, Maine.

On this blustery Saturday, kids of all ages boarded a Casco Bay Lines ferry for a scenic tour of Portland harbor while reading The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli comic books and enjoying refreshing Maine-made Capt'n Eli's Soda and snacks from The Inn on Peaks Island.

Capt'n Eli author/illustrator Jay Piscopo led the kids in welcoming Santa aboard the ferry and kicking of the start of a peaceful holiday season.

11.23.2009

Buy a Book and We'll Give a Book!

Read press release HERE.

Buy an Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel and, for every book sold, we'll donate a book to the METRO toy bus to help "stuff a bus" with toys and books for Maine kids in need.

Order HERE or visit Casablanca Comics in Portland or Windham, Maine. Buy Capt'n Eli at Casablanca and receive a free bottle of Capt'n Eli's Root Beer!














WHAT: METRO Stuff a Bus: Bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to help Maine children in need this holiday season.

WHEN: Friday, December 4 -- 11:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

WHERE: METRO Pulse on Elm Street in Portland, Maine
(Off Congress St., across from the Portland Public Library.)

The first 100 people to donate a gift on December 4 will receive a free bottle of Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer!

Donations are welcome prior to December 4.

FMI: Visit http://www.gpmetrobus.com/ or call 207-774-0351

11.20.2009

All Aboard with Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli Crew

View photos from last year's cruise at this link.















All aboard for Santa's arrival in Portland, Maine!
Saturday, November 28
11:00am - 12:30pm


Join Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew aboard a Casco Bay Lines ferry for a magical cruise of Portland Harbor with Santa and his elves.

Share a ride with Santa as we make merry with special musical performances, a reading by Portland, Maine graphic novel author Jay Piscopo of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and complimentary refreshments from Capt’n Eli’s Soda and The Inn on Peaks Island. There will also be free Capt'n Eli Collectible Card Games for all the kids!

$8 Adults
$4 Children
Tickets include refreshments.

Tickets sold in advance at:
Casco Bay Lines
56 Commercial St.
Portland, Maine
FMI: 207-774-7871

11.19.2009

Georgetown Record: Capt'n Eli & Jay Piscopo

“Not only is the art incredible but the stories are well written. This is such a value to our kids." ~ Stephanie McSherry, Literacy Coach, Penn Brook Elementary





Artist and author Jay Piscopo shares tips with Georgetown students
By Theresa DeFranzo/ Correspondent
Wed Nov 18, 2009, 07:03 PM EST

Georgetown, MA - For Jay Piscopo, comic books were his entryway into reading. But since then he’s done much more than just read comics.

Piscopo, the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli,” an all-ages graphic novel series, has been making state-of-the-art children’s entertainment for nearly 20 years. Last week, the Georgetown PTA sponsored an appearance by Piscopo at the Penn Brook School, where he introduced students in grades 2-5 to the art of graphic storytelling.

Piscopo said it was comic books “that got me into reading. Comics are a great way to get kids to read.” The ’40s, he said, were known as the Golden Age of comics and the ’60s and ’70s were the Silver Age. These two periods had the biggest influence on him.

“Batman and the TV show were a huge influence,” he said. “Tarzan was also a big hero of mine.”

To date there are two volumes of “The Undersea Adventure of Capt’n Eli,” with a third volume scheduled to come out next year. According to the author, Capt’n Eli is a graphic novel series in the tradition of Jules Verne, Herge, and classic comic strips like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

With his companions Jolly Roger, a 200-year-old parrot, and the faithful seadog Barney, Capt’n Eli takes readers into a mesmerizing world of time travel, high-tech ships, flying mini-subs, robots, lost civilizations and undersea empires in conflict.
Piscopo’s passion for using the computer as his canvas led him to develop his unique signature style of combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds.

What Piscopo did last week with the students was not only talk to them about storytelling, but also show them how to draw — step by step — two famous characters: Dracula and Frankenstein. And for those students who were hesitant to give it a try, Piscopo had this advice for them.

“It doesn’t matter how well you draw,” he said. “It matters how well you get your idea across.”

The great thing about creating just one character is that many more come from it.

“Cartoonists do this all the time,” he said. “They take one character and make more than one from it.”

If you ever find yourself running out of ideas of what to draw, just ask someone to scribble quickly on a blank piece of paper. That’s right — he said you’d be surprised what ideas will come to you using this technique.
After he had a student volunteer scribble for him he said, “I see so many things in this one.”

Stephanie McSherry, literacy coach at Penn Brook, seconded Piscopo’s assertion that graphic novels can help kids get involved in all different kinds of reading.

“I’ve learned over the last year and a half that you can engage kids through graphic novels,” said McSherry. “I got interested last year on how a great piece of artwork and a great story going together can capture a reader.”

She added, “Not only is the art incredible but the stories are well written. This is such a value to our kids. It’s our responsibility to expose our kids to as many different genres as possible.”

11.15.2009

Portsmouth Herald: Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day

View photos and video from the 2nd Annual Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day at the Regatta Banquet & Conference Center in Eliot, Maine.


Spending a rainy day with Capt'n Eli
Also a teen race car driver and giant inflatable whale

By Gina Carbone
November 15, 2009

ELIOT, Maine — The intrepid Capt'n Eli, a 13-year-old race car driver and a giant inflatable whale came together on Saturday for the second annual Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day.

During the free event, held at the Regatta Banquet & Conference Center, Jay Piscopo sketched characters from his graphic novel series, "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli."

Pass modified driver Sulo Burbank, 13, of Gorham, Maine, let kids check out his race car, which was parked outside next to an Eliot fire engine.

Children danced to the sounds of the Rick Miller Trio and drank Capt'n Eli's Soda, which is a sponsor of Burbank's racing.

The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation brought a 60-foot whale into the banquet hall for kids to walk through, and set up a table full of stuffed animals and marine information. The event functioned partially as a fund-raiser for the Portsmouth-based nonprofit organization.

Event coordinator Tami Kennedy said they had seen about 200 visitors come in by around 1:30 p.m. on a day of pouring rain, with people already waiting outside before they opened at noon. She estimated by 4 p.m., at the end of the event, they would have welcomed around 300 people.

"We've had a great response," Kennedy said. "The objective is to get more fans and to give people an awareness of the series and who the characters are."...READ MORE

11.11.2009

This Saturday: Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day

Check out photos from last year's event at this link.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, November 14 -- Noon-4:00
WHERE: Regatta Banquet & Conference Center
Route 236 - Eliot Commons - Eliot, Maine
Directions at this link

Calling kids of all ages! Join the Capt'n Eli crew for a day of family fun. Come get your hands on a free superhero sketch by Jay Piscopo, creator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series.

Blue Ocean Society will take you inside a life-size finback whale and introduce you to real life sea creatures you can hold in your own hands. Rock out with the Rick Miller Trio and hilarious all-ages improv comedy with The Escapists.

Meet 13-year-old race car driver Sulo Burbank and check out his cool car. Enjoy Shield's hot dogs and delicious Capt'n Eli's Soda.

Admission is free but you can help Capt'n Eli support healthy oceans with an optional donation to Blue Ocean Society.

Capt'n Eli: Brodart PRIME Kid Safe Graphic Novel





Kat Kan lists Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli in Brodart's PRIME Kid Safe Graphic Novels.

For more about Brodart's Kid Safe Selector, visit this link.

11.06.2009

Jay Piscopo at Marshwood Great Works School

Follow this link to the Marshwood Great Works School website to check out photos from Jay Piscopo's interactive drawing workshop.

Jay is the author and illustrator of the all-ages graphic novel series, The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. For more about his workshop for schools and libraries, visit this link.

10.28.2009

November 14 - Stand by for adventure!

Check out photos from last year's event at this link.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, November 14 -- Noon-4:00
WHERE: Regatta Banquet & Conference Center
Route 236 - Eliot Commons - Eliot, Maine
Directions at this link

Calling kids of all ages! Join the Capt'n Eli crew for a day of family fun. Come get your hands on a free superhero sketch by Jay Piscopo, creator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series.

Blue Ocean Society will take you inside a life-size finback whale and introduce you to real life sea creatures you can hold in your own hands. Rock out with the Rick Miller Trio and hilarious all-ages improv comedy with The Escapists.

Meet 13-year-old race car driver Sulo Burbank and check out his cool car. Enjoy Shield's hot dogs and delicious Capt'n Eli's Soda.

Admission is free but you can help Capt'n Eli support healthy oceans with an optional donation to Blue Ocean Society.

10.22.2009

The Capt'n Visits Coatesville, PA

This week, graphic novel artist Jay Piscopo travelled to Pennsylvania to present his interactive Draw on Your Creativity workshop at elementary schools in the Coatesville School District.


He led assemblies with more than 1,000 young artists at Caln, Rainbow, Friendship and East Fallowfield Elementary Schools. Check out photos HERE.

He also took part in Rainbow Elementary School's book fair where Capt'n Eli fans bought all The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli books in stock at the school.

It was an exciting week meeting new friends and connecting with Capt'n Eli fans of all ages.

Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series. Discover more at captneli.com.

10.17.2009

Curriki: Capt'n Eli Curriculum

"Rating of 3-Exemplary...These cross-curricular lessons, by using both graphic novels and technology, will no doubt be engaging for the targeted age group." ~ Curriki


Check out this CURRIKI REVIEW of lesson plans created for Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series.

This resource was reviewed using the rubric for Curriculum: Lesson Plan and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3-Exemplary, as of 06/28/09.


Component Ratings:
o Technical Completeness.....3
o Content Accuracy...........3
o Appropriate Pedagogy.......3

Reviewer Comments:
An unusual place to find lesson plans, this resource points the Curriki community to the commercial website for Cap’t Eli’s Soda and its accompanying graphic novel series about a boy with extraordinary scientific abilities and unique ties to the sea. Maine educator and technology integrationist Laura Richter developed some excellent lessons structured around these novels to be used in grades 4 – 8. Each lesson includes objectives and an assessment. In Language Arts and History, students can participate in a webquest that allows students to delve into some of the historical events of the stories. There is a mapping activity for Geography, including extensions for model-building and using Google SketchUp. In Science, students will experiment with mass, buoyancy and density, eventually learning more about submarines. In Art, students will create an original comic strip in groups, after they examine and discuss social and political issues of today, choose a cause, imagine how Eli would respond to this cause and develop a storyline with characters. These cross-curricular lessons, by using both graphic novels and technology, will no doubt be engaging for the targeted age group.

Brigid Alverson: Reading With Pictures

Check out Brigid Alverson's new post on Good Comic for Kids. She leads with a great link to the organization Reading With Pictures, a non-profit organization that facilitates the use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom in order to promote literacy and the visual arts.

She also makes mention of:

"Indefatigable Capt'n Eli artist Jay Piscopo" touring Pennsylvania this week.

Read more about Jay Piscopo's interactive drawing workshop at this link.

10.12.2009

Jay Piscopo Returns to Pennsylvania

Next week, Maine comic book artist Jay Piscopo will present his “Draw on Your Creativity” interactive drawing workshop at select Pennsylvania schools. This summer he toured Pennsylvania libraries as part of “Be Creative @ Your Library” summer reading program and, based on the success of that tour, was invited by area schools to return. Read full story at this link.

View photos from his Pennsylvania library tour at this link.

10.11.2009

Airship 27: Commander X on Easter Island

Thanks to Ron Fortier for writing about the Commander X action figure this week in his Airship 27 flight log. Check it out at this link.

10.09.2009

Nov 14: Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day



WHAT: 2nd Annual Capt'n Eli Family Fun Day

WHEN: Saturday, November 14 -- Noon-4:00

WHERE: Regatta Banquet & Conference Center
Route 236 - Eliot Commons - Eliot, Maine
Directions at this link

Calling kids of all ages! Join the Capt'n Eli crew for a day of family fun. Come get your hands on a free superhero sketch by Jay Piscopo, creator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series. Blue Ocean Society will take you inside a life-size finback whale and introduce you to real life sea creatures you can hold in your own hands. Rock out with the Rick Miller Trio and hilarious all-ages improv comedy with The Escapists. Meet 13-year-old race car driver Sulo Burbank and check out his cool car. Enjoy Shield's hot dogs and delicious Capt'n Eli's Soda.

Admission is free but you can help Capt'n Eli support healthy oceans with an optional donation to Blue Ocean Society.

Check out photos from last year's event at this link.

10.03.2009

Jay Piscopo: October Appearance Schedule

View Jay Piscopo's full appearance schedule at this link.

October 8
Glenburn School -- Glenburn, ME

October 9
Orono Middle School -- Orono, ME

October 16
Laura Richter -- The Way Learning Should Be
ACTEM 22nd Annual Technology Conferece

Week of October 19th
Pennsylvania School Tour
Rainbow Elementary -- Coatesville, PA
Friendship Elementary -- Coatsville, PA
East Fallowfield School -- East Fallowfield, PA

Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli all ages graphic novel series. In his interactive Draw on Your Creativity drawing workshop, comic book artist Jay Piscopo uses simple geometric shapes to teach kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Check out photos from his workshop at this link.


The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli is the perfect way to Make a Splash @ Your Library in Summer 2010!


For more information and to book Jay to visit your school or library visit this link or contact Tami Kennedy at tami@maine.rr.com

10.02.2009

The Way Learning Should Be: Capt'n Eli in the Classroom


On Friday, October 16 Skowhegan Area Middle School educator Laura Richter and principal Bruce Mochamer will present a special session at the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine's (ACTEM)22nd Annual Technology Conference "The Way Learning Should Be." View full conference schedule at this link.

Their session is titled "Technology Integration @ Skowhegan MS: Special Emphasis on Literacy and Graphic Novels" and will provide an overview of a wide variety of technology integration projects at the Skowhegan Area Middle School. A special emphasis will be on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching graphic novels. The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli, is a book written by Maine writer Jay Piscopo and has inspired reluctant readers to become engaged in many exciting learning activities ranging from map creation to a WebQuest based on literature and history! All activities integrate
programs provided on the MLTI laptops including NoteShare, Studywiz, Pages, and Comic
Life! Free copies of the book will be available for participants.

Check out classroom curriculum Laura Richter created for The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series at this link. Read more about resources for educators and librarians at this link.

10.01.2009

Capt'n Eli's Soda at Cumberland Fair

Be sure to stop by the Capt'n Eli Pop Shoppe at the Cumberland County Fair!

9.25.2009

Gilford Public Library Hosts Jay Piscopo

Jay Piscopo spent last evening at the Gilford Public Library in Gilford, New Hampshire with a fantastic group of budding young comic book artists. View photos at this link.

This library definitely lives us to its bumper sticker! Be sure to keep your eye out for Lauren Tiner's story in next week's Gilford Steamer.

Jay is the author and illustrator of the all ages graphic novel series The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. In his interactive Draw on Your Creativity workshop, using simple geometric shapes, he teaches how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw.

For more about his workshops and other resources for schools and libraries (including free curriculum)visit this link.

9.24.2009

Joe Zierman featured on Kirby-Museum


Don't miss Joe Zierman's artwork on the Kirby Museum's Kirby-Vision website!



"Chicago based artist Joe Zierman brings a dynamic Kirby flair to this pinup of TorpedoMan from issue #2 of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli. Joe is perhaps best known for his work with Big Bang Comics, on characters such as The Savage Dragon, Venus, and Teen-Rex, a character which Joe co-created, inspired by Jack Kirby’s work on Kamandi and Devil Dinosaur. More of Joe’s work can be found by visiting Comic Art Fans." ~ Kirby-Vision


Kirby-Vision is a showcase for creative work inspired by the art and concepts of Jack Kirby. Curated by Jason Garrattley.