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


FREE Graphic novel workshop for librarians and educators

Educators and Librarians: Check out today's Portland Press Herald to read about John Shableski's "The World of Graphic Novels" workshop for librarians and educators this Saturday at 11:00 at the Portland Public Library. More detail about this FREE workshop is below.

Families won't want to miss Jay Piscopo's FREE Kids Cartooning Workshop at the Portland Public Library on Saturday at 10:00. Click HERE for more detail.

And be sure to visit Jay at the Maine Comics Arts Festival on Sunday!

The World of Graphic Novels
John Shableski, Diamond Book Distributors
This free presentation is for librarians and educators who are interested in the world of graphic novels and are looking for definitions, explanations, and advice on where to begin or expand your collection or how to effectively use graphic novels in the classroom. John conducts this workshop nationally with librarians and educators and is known for his interactive, conversational style. This is his first time presenting in Maine. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 11:00am

WHERE: Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine

THE PRESENTER: John Shableski is sales manager at Diamond Book Distributors, the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books, and one of the biggest distributors of graphic novels in the U.S. through its Diamond Book Distributors division. John has been a panelist at BookExpo America, a moderator for graphic novel panels at the New York Comic Con, a guest speaker at library events, regional book shows and a symposium coordinator. He's currently collaborating on several graphic novel symposiums across the country. His focus is on the independent bookstore market, public and school libraries.

FMI: Maine Comics Arts Festival