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“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: http://www.captneli.com/gnseries.php
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.