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


Jay Piscopo’s Capt’n Eli featured in new Reading With Pictures anthology

"Jay Piscopo's The Goblin of the Deep...neatly ties information about undersea life into a pretty cool short story." ~ Gordon Dymowsky

Deep off the coast of Tazmania, the distress call is sent: divers are trapped in a cave by a giant sea monster! Heeding the call in his mini-sub, the Dolphin, is Capt'n Eli, intrepid Sea Explorer and inventor. In the endless depths he discovers everything is not as it seems....

“The Goblin of the Deep” is a new 6-page Capt’n Eli story by Maine comic book artist Jay Piscopo. This story is featured in Reading With Pictures’ first anthology. “Reading with Pictures – Volume 1” is a full color, 192 page collection of works by more than 30 comic creators. A full list of contributors can be found at this link.

Reading With Pictures is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that advocates the use of comics in the classroom to promote literacy and improve educational outcomes for all students. There is a trend in education towards using graphic novels as a teaching tool to motivate and inspire students. Comic books and graphic novels are now being used in classrooms as tools for teaching everything from early reading to course texts for college. A collection of articles on this topic can be found at this link.

Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series and his new 6-page story “The Goblin of the Deep” is suitable for kids of all ages.

“Reading With Pictures – Volume 1” is available nationally at fine comic shops, including Casablanca Comics in Portland and Windham, Maine. The book can also be purchased in the store section of the Capt’n Eli website.

On Saturday, October 23 Casablanca Comics will host a special signing with Jay in Portland, Maine. A recent review can be found at this link.

A full overview of Nemo Publishing’s educational offerings can be found at this link.