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


2009 Spring Teacher Institute: Capt'n Eli in the Classroom

Yesterday, Maine educators Laura Richter and Katie Yando took part in the 2009 Spring Teacher Institute: Pictures Sounds Numbers Words…Teaching and Learning with Technology.

A first for Maine, this Institute is completely online. Laura and Katie presented their workshop "Literacy and Technology across the Curriculum with a Graphic Novel." They shared a language arts classroom experience infused with technology and using the graphic novel, The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli, by Portland, Maine author/illustrator Jay Piscopo.

This session focused on a 7th grade classroom experience in a language arts class at the Skowhegan Area Middle School.

Although this lesson is literature based, they provided an overview of how to use the graphic novel in geography, science and art. Watch their presentation at this link.

Check out the Capt'n Eli curriculum at this link.