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


See you in September

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

September 9: State Street School -- Brewer, ME

September 10: Orono Middle School -- Orono, ME

Sunday, September 20 only: BangPop! -- Bangor, ME

September 24 - 6:30: Gilford Public Library -- Gilford, NH

Through September 13: Wenham Museum -- Wenham, MA
Exhibit -- Colorful Characters: Storytelling Through Comics

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. For more information and to book Jay to visit your school or library contact Tami Kennedy at


BangPop! - Sunday, September 20

Sunday, September 20 is Kids Day at BangPop! and Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew will be there for ONE DAY ONLY. Jay will offer free superhero sketches and the crew will hand out Capt'n Eli Collectible Cards and Seasearcher tattoos. Both volumes of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli will be on sale at a special convention price and there will be free event kits for librarians. Just stop by the booth. Educators and libraries click HERE for more.

Other special guests include:
Raina Telgemeier
Dave Roman
Catherynne M. Valente
Christopher Mills

WHAT: BangPop!
WHEN: Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20
TIME: 9:00 - 5:00
WHERE: Bangor Civic Center, Bangor, Maine
COST: Kids 12 and under free (accompanied by an adult) Adults $10

Click HERE to become a BangPop! fan on facebook.


Tapping into a Really Cool Summer Job

The Capt'n Eli's Soda Draft Truck and driver, Brandon Bagley, were featured in the latest edition of Capital Weekly out of Augusta, Maine. The article talks about both how great the soda line is and also how awesome a summer job Brandon has traveling New England letting people know about the brand.

"Folks walking along Water Street late in the afternoon of Aug. 13 may have experienced a little draft; but it wasn't the kind that blows through the air and sends a chill up the spine.

Rather, it was the kind that 18-year-old Brandon Bagley was serving from the spigots on the side of his "draft truck," a bright red van parked in front of Downtown Gifts and Crafts at 319 Water St....

"The root beer and blueberry are the most popular," said Bagley, describing the flavors he serves the most from his truck-side taps. "But the blueberry is heaven."

Judging by the young man's big grin, so isn't his job."

Read the full article HERE!

Capt'n Eli's Soda is a Maine made, caffeine free soda sweetened with natural cane sugar. To learn more click HERE!


Camden, Maine: Children's Book-Fair By-The-Sea

Pictured: Sarah L. Thompson, Cathryn Falwell, Jay Piscopo, Noah Z. Jones, Fran Hodgkins, and Jim Sollers
The Fourth Annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea, hosted by the Camden Public Library and the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, was held Saturday, August 15. This celebratory event for children, families, and lovers of children’s books featured six area authors and illustrators.

Readings and interactive presentations of their work took place in the library rotunda every 30 minutes throughout the afternoon. The book fair was held in the Jean Picker Room and attendees has the opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, and to purchase books for signing. View photos from the day at this link. A couple short video clips of Jay Piscopo reading The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli can be viewed here and here.

The Camden Public Library is celebrating children’s books and their illustrators with a display of artwork during the month of August. There's still time to see this fantastic exhibit of works by Noah Z. Jones, L.A. Meyer, Garvin Morris, Cathryn Falwell, Jim Sollers, and Jay Piscopo. Read more about this exhibit at this link.

If you have not been to the Camden Public Library before, it is a beautiful place inside and out. Here is a sampling of photos of the the grounds of the library, which is in the heart of downtown Camden, overlooking the harbor:

Jay Piscopo Hits the Lakes Region

On August 13, Jay Piscopo travelled to the Bridgton Public Library in the lakes region of Maine to deliver his interactive drawing workshop, "Draw on Your Creativity." During the workshop, Jay uses simple geometric shapes to teach how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story.

Check out more photos at this link.

Jay is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli all ages graphic novel series.

Log on to become a fan on facebook and be sure to follow The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli on Twitter - we're @captneli


Food & Wine Magazine: Capt'n Eli's Root Beer

Larry Bain’s Let’s Be Frank caters hot dog parties in L.A. and San Francisco and is proud to serve Maine-made Capt'n Eli's Soda.

“We love Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer because it uses cane sugar, not corn syrup.” ~ Larry Bain, Food & Wine Magazine - September 2009

You're in For a Treat

"By the time fall rolls around, the blueberry barrens have been picked near bare. But Capt'n Eli's pop, which is sold across the state, comes in seven flavors, and its blueberry variety is one of the best. Fresh, fizzy blueberry taste in a bottle - the perfect way to wash down Maine munchies." ~ Down East Magazine, September 2009

If you can't make it to Maine, you can order this premium hand-crafted soda at this link. For distribution information, click here. Contact: Scott Doyle, Brand Manager at or 207-761-0807 x7167.


Capt'n Eli's Soda Helps Fundraise at Art in the Park

Town & Country Federal Credit Union raised $350 through the sale of Capt'n Eli’s Soda’s during the 30th Annual Art in the Park celebration in South Portland on August 8th. The Capt'n Eli’s Soda Van was also on hand to share samples and join in the festivities. The proceeds from the day’s event will benefit the ending hunger campaign, Town & Country’s primary charitable giving cause.


Lots to Celebrate

Check out Celebrate Maine Festival photos at this link.
Jay Piscopo was in Eliot, Maine at the Celebrate Maine Festival. Jay drew free super hero sketches and signed copies of his The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli all ages graphic novel series. The Capt'n Eli's Soda crew was also there handing out free samples of this premium Maine made soda.

Find out more about the festival at More about Jay Piscopo and Capt'n Eli at


Capt'n Eli at Celebrate Maine Festival

Maine comic book artist Jay Piscopo and Ira Rosenberg of Prime Motor Group.
This weekend, don't miss the Celebrate Maine Festival in Eliot! Jay Piscopo and the Capt'n Eli crew will be there on Sunday. Kid's Activities sponsored by Prime Motor Group

Crafts and games hosted by the Child Abuse and Prevention Council of York County
Rock Climbing Wall.
Wagon Rides

Sunday only: you can also take a Pony Ride

Special Event Sunday: Capt'n Eli's Soda Van, with Jay Piscopo, author/illustrator, The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli. He will be doing free superhero sketches for the kids and signing his latest all-ages, graphic novel.

The food at this festival is incredible! Tasty Maine treats include:
- Capt'n Eli's Soda

- Homemade Strawberry shortcakes featuring Bakewell Cream Biscuits

- Shains of Maine Ice Cream

- Cabot Cheddar Cheeseburgers

- Shields Hot Dogs (the best hot dog you'll ever have!)

- Maine Lobster Rolls

- Bean Hole Baked Beans


Jay Piscopo is an Author in August at Camden Public Library


“Capt’n Eli” Graphic Novel Artist Jay Piscopo Featured at Camden Public Library

CAMDEN, ME – (August 6, 2009) – Portland, Maine comic book artist Jay Piscopois part of the Camden Public Library’s “Authors in August” program. Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” all-ages graphic novel series.

The “Authors in August” program kicks off with a month-long display of artwork by children’s book illustrators in the library’s Jean Picker Room. Illustrators include Piscopo, Noah Z. Jones, L.A. Meyer, Garvin Morris, Cathryn Falwell, and Jim Sollers. On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to a reception to meet the artists at the library at 55 Main St. in Camden.

On Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Piscopo will be one of the six featured authors at the library’s fourth annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea. Readings and interactive presentations will take place in the library rotunda every 30 minutes throughout the afternoon. The book fair will be held in the Jean Picker Room and is co-sponsored by the Owl & Turtle Bookshop.

For more information, visit the library’s website.

More about Jay Piscopo: Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” all-ages graphic novel series and has been making state-of-the-art children's entertainment for nearly 20 years. He served as an art director at Tom Snyder Productions, where he led the creative team in the production of educational CD-ROMs, including the award-winning “Fizz and Martina Math Adventures” and was as an animator on the ABC Saturday morning show “Squigglevision.” He was also the co-creator of the internationally distributed comic book series featuring the world’s first disabled superheroes, “The Scrap City Pack Rats,” which he created in partnership with Goodwill Industries. He resides in his hometown of Portland, Maine.

More about “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli:” 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. Volumes 1 and 2 are available now and Volume 3 is scheduled for release later this year. This series is published by Nemo Publishing and distributed nationally by Diamond Comics Distributors. Read more about the series at this link:

Capt'n Eli's origins are quite unique. He’s the namesake of real-life World War II veteran Eli Forsley who was also the inspiration for a line of hand-crafted sodas from Portland, Maine. Read more at this link.


Jay Piscopo: Mid-Coast Maine Library Tour

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli author/illustrator Jay Piscopo had a great time with both kids and adults alike at the Rockland and Rockport Public Libraries yesterday on the midcoast of Maine. Everyone learned comic book art drawing tips and techniques with Jay's interactive drawing workshop, Draw on Your Creativity, and tried their hand at scribble art.

Check out photos HERE.

Today, he is doing this workshop at the Belfast Free Library and next week he is part of the children's book illustrators exhibit and Children's Book-Fair-by-the-Sea at the Camden Public Library. Read more HERE.

More about Jay Piscopo and this all ages graphic novel series at


You're in for a treat at Mac's Deli

You're in for a treat! Mac's Deli is a fantastic retailer of Maine made Capt'n Eli's Soda. Mac's is on Route 1 in Scarborough, just south of the marshes. They are across from Len Libby's Chocolates, another fine retailer of Capt'n Eli's Sodas!

Check out Mac's menu at this link. Tomorrow, they have a lobster roll special!

Capt'n Eli's Soda is handcrafted in small batches with natural cane sugar and contains no caffeine.


Capt'n Eli's Soda at Beach to Beacon

On Saturday August 1, the Capt'n Eli's Soda Crew was out in full force for the annual Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This year they handed out both Capt'n Eli's Root Beer as well as Capt'n Eli's Lemon Lime. Overall, there were nearly 1500 bottles of soda handed out. Also on hand was the Capt'n Eli's Soda Van giving out free samples of all seven flavors of soda. Congratulations to all the runners!

See the rest of the photos HERE.