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

2.28.2009

Boyce McClain's Collectors Corner: Capt'n Eli

The all-ages graphic novel The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli by author/illustrator Jay Piscopo was reviewed on Boyce McClain's Collectors' Corner. Read full review HERE.

"Artist and writer Jay Piscopo has done a stellar job of combing American and Japanese comic book art with computer generated images to create The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli....For some gold old fashioned fun, with lots of exotic locations, cool characters and an exciting storyline, by sure to check out The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli." ~ Boyce McClain,Collectors' Corner

2.22.2009

Kidjutsu - Kid Friendly Comic Books

Brian Leung is the founder of Kidjutsu and he stopped by The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli booth at New York Comic Con. Go to the Kidjutsu website and you'll discover online comics from a large selection of kid-friendly age-appropriate titles -- for free!

Look for special content from Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli on Kidjutsu soon. And be sure to check out Brian's BLOG. He has lots of recommendations for family friendly comic books and graphic novels.

2.16.2009

Secret Identity: Capt'n Eli Reviewed

Don't miss Matt Herring's review of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli at Secret Identity. Read the review HERE and look for Matt's podcast interview with Jay Piscopo recorded at New York Comic-Con coming soon! Check out a video clip of the interview HERE.

"Behind the tale of young Eli is writer / artist Jay Piscopo. On the storytelling side, Jay is top notch. He keeps the story simple and captivating with enough twists and turns to make you feel you’re a part of the story… not just reading it. On the artistic side it is one stunning visual after another. It’s like seeing new work from Alex Toth and Jack Kirby during their animation years." ~ Matt Herring, Secret Identity

2.10.2009

Kids Day! Photos and Video from NYCC

Don't miss these photos of New York Comic-Con Kids Day HERE! The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew had a fantastic day connecting with kids of all ages.

And don't miss this compilation VIDEO of the Kids Draw workshop at New York Comic Con's Kids Day! Jay Piscopo led an amazing team of comic book artists - Jamal Igle, Chris Schweizer, and Ruben Procopio - in this interactive drawing exhibition. Stand by for adventure!

2.09.2009

Village Voice: Nerd-vana New York Comic-Con

John DeSio has a great wrap up of New York Comic-Con online in The Village Voice. Read his article HERE. Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli got a nice mention!

...For a more family-friendly theme, one could turn to "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli," which follows the exploits of a child inventor who, along with his dog and parrot, through a variety of high-tech capers. Series creator Jay Piscopo said that, while the series does contain many modern elements, he made a conscious effort to model his book after the heroes of the past, such as Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

"The old adventure comics, they featured very complicated stories told in a simple way," said Piscopo. "And we're trying to emulate that. We're trying to bring back that sense of fun that the Silver Age of comics, and the old newspaper comic strips brought." Eli has no powers, beyond his intelligence and ability to invent. "If he needs to fly, he'll invent something to fly with," said Piscopo.

2.08.2009

New York Comic-Con Draws to a Close

New York Comic-Con 2009 was a fantastic convention! The Capt'n Ei crew will upload more photos and video early this week as our intrepid Seasearchers return to home base in Maine. Check out new photos from the final day HERE.

Good Comics for Kids at New York Comic-Con

Brigid Alverson from School Library Journal popped by The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Ei booth at New York Comic-Con. Read her write up about Day 2 of the convention HERE at Good Comics for Kids. Exciting to see a mention of this new all ages graphic novel series by Maine author/illustrator Jay Piscopo.

"...At another booth Jay Piscopo was presiding over a selection of his Capt'n Eli graphic novels, which come complete with online lesson plans. Also at the booth were a selection of their colorful choose-your-own-adventure graphic novels...."

Educators and librarians, click HERE for more information about this exciting new kid friendly graphic novel series and stand by for adventure with Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli in the classroom!

Look for Yourself (or your friends!) at New York Comic-Con

Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew have posted lots of video and photos from New York Comic-Con 2009. Click HERE for photos and HERE for video and look for yourself or your friends among the vast and amazing crowd at the convention!
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Day 3: New York Comic-Con KIDS DAY!

The doors are about to open at New York Comic-Con - Day 3! Today is KIDS DAY and Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew have really been looking forward to this day for families and kids of all ages!

Jay will host an interactive Kids Draw workshop with Ruben Procopio, Chris Schweizer, and Jamal Igle at 11:00 in Kids Zone 3 and split his time between Booth 1927 and Kids Day Booth G114 in the Galleria. Bob Libbey joins Brandon Mazer and Kirsten Cappy to keep the Capt'n Eli ship sailing strong!

2.07.2009

As Day 2 winds down...

...Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew have almost sold out of Commander X Mego-style action figures at New York Comic-Con! Come early tomorrow to BOOTH 1927 to be sure to get one of these limited edition collectibles.

KIDS DAY: All hands on deck tomorrow! Jay will host an interactive Kids Draw workshop at 11:00 in Kids Zone 3. On this final day of the convention, he will split his time between Booth 1927 and Kids Day Booth G114 in the Galleria. Don't miss this opportunity to get a signed book or a free convention sketch! The crew is also handing out free mini-comics, collectible card games, pins, and Seasearcher tattoos in both spots.

Check out PHOTOS and VIDEO updated daily.

Are you a librarian or educator? Stand by for adventure with Capt'n Eli in the classroom! Click HERE to read more about this kid friendly graphic novel.

DAY 1: New York Comic-Con

Click HERE to check out all the video clips in Jay Piscopo's video diary from New York Comic-Con.

The day begins: WATCH HERE

As the day winds down: WATCH HERE

Lots of photos being added daily HERE.

Today is Mego day at the convention and Jay will be attending this exciting panel about Mego's comeback. Capt'n Eli fans have been really excited to get their hands on a limited edition Commander X Mego-style action figure at the show!

Visit Jay and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew at Booth 1927 and get a free sketch! The crew is handing out free mini-comics, collectible card games, pins, and Seasearcher tattoos. Stand by for adventure!

2.06.2009

Check out Photos from New York Comic-Con on Flickr!

Keep your eye on this spot for photos from New York Comic-Con all weekend long! Check out photos HERE. We'll be posting photos all weekend on Flickr. Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew are in booth 1927.

New York Comic-Con -- 2009

Jay Piscopo and The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli crew sent this photo from New York Comic-Con where they are set up in booths 1925-27 and ready for the doors to open at 10:00. The crew is looking forward to seeing all their friends and fans. More photos and video coming over the weekend.

2.04.2009

Set sail for New York Comic-Con!

Jay Piscopo, Brandon Mazer, and Kirsten Cappy set sail for New York Comic-Con! Visit them in Nemo Publishing's Booth 1925-27 for cool free Capt'n Eli schwag and to get your hands on a limited edition Commander X Mego-style action figure. Jay Piscopo will be there signing copies of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli and doing free convention sketches.

KIDS DAY!
Don't miss the Kids Draw panel on Sunday at 11:00 in Kids room 3 in the Galleria. Capt'n Eli author/illustrator Jay Piscopo will lead a team of amazing artists in making magic before your eyes. Read more HERE.

2.03.2009

Stand by for adventure in Deckerville, Michigan!

A team of intrepid 5th grade helpers assisted the 2nd graders in Deckerville, Michigan play The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli trivia game at their school library. View the photos HERE.

Welcome aboard to all these new Seasearchers who joined Capt'n Eli and his crew on this interactive undersea adventure in their school library!

The Trades: Commander X Descends on NY Comic Con

"Mego fans rejoice! There's a new hero coming to the NYCC, and he's tailor-made for fans of the 1970s action figure line." ~ R.J. Carter, The Trades

Commander X Descends on New York Comic Con
R.J. Carter

February 3, 2009

It's not uncommon for new creators to take their darlings to a major comic convention with the hope of sparking interest among comics fans. But Jay Piscopo, writer and artist behind the graphic novel series, The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli (Volumes 1 and 2) has gone all-out in his effort to promote this new series from fledgling publisher, Nemo Publishing. Capitalizing on the nostalgia of comics fans (where even the youngest feel an intimate connection with the Golden and Silver Age eras, despite never having been there), Piscopo has worked with Paul Clarke of EMCE Toys to release Commander X, an action figure in the classic Mego style. Read the rest of the editorial HERE.

Look for the Commander X Action Figure, Jay Piscopo, and the Capt'n Eli crew in Booth 1927 at New York Comic-Con!