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


New Black Bat Action Figure On Sale

Stand by for adventure!   Special Nemo Publishing action figure sale celebrates the release of the new Black Bat figure

PORTLAND, MAINE (December 31, 2014) –   Six years ago, Nemo Publishing released its first limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X.  Today, the Nemo collection has grown to include 14 action figures, including the new Black Bat and the exciting new Sea Ghost figure which will ship in January. 

In celebration of this popular action figure series and the release of the new Black Bat, Nemo Publishing announces a special online sale exclusively at  From now through Friday, February 16, all action figures (except for Sea Ghost) will be available at a special price of $15.00 (regular price $19.95).

These eight-inch collectible “maker” action figures are created in a retro-style reminiscent of those made by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s. Creator Jay Piscopo worked with Paul Clarke, known as “Dr. Mego,” to create this collection. 

The Black Bat action figure is a reworking of the classic 1939 hero and was designed by Jay Piscopo and assembled with the help of Paul Clarke.

Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series and has created numerous titles featuring spin off characters from this book including “The Sea Ghost” and “Commander X All-Star Special.”

“I'm huge fan of the Black Bat,” said Piscopo.  “He is an interesting character and has a fascinating place in pop culture history with Batman and Daredevil.  It's exciting to have him included on the Nemo Toys roster.  His look translates into the new Mego style extremely well. I’m looking forward to offering more pulp and golden age characters like him in the future.”

A video clip featuring the Commander X action figure collection can be viewed at this link.  

The Legend of the Black Bat:  When District Attorney Tony Quinn was blinded with acid by criminals, he thought his days of fighting crime were over.  After a successful operation to restore his sight, Tony retains his heightened senses and gains the ability to see in the dark.  He continues as a District Attorney while maintaining the ruse that he is still blind and adopts the identity of “The Black Bat” to punish criminals who have escaped justice.

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Sea Ghost Action Figure - Arrives January 2015

The all new Sea Ghost Action Figure is on its way to the Nemo Publishing warehouse and will ship in January 2015.

Keep your eye on this page for more information on how to order this figure in January (retail price $20) directly from Nemo Publishing.  And be sure to ask your favorite comic shop to order this for you (Diamond Code JUL142068). 

This 8" action figure looks absolutely fantastic and we can't wait to share it with you next month!  

This collectible maker action figure is based on the classic Mego style and has been handcrafted with the help of Paul "Doc Mego" Clarke.  

More about the Sea Ghost at this link.  This character was created by Jay Piscopo and first appeared in his "Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" graphic novel series.  

If you preordered this figure, we will notify you in January when this figure ships.  Your credit card will not be charged until the time of shipment.  We appreciate your business!  

Nemo Publishing


Upcoming events
April 2015- Gardner School System ME - Middle and High School Visits
April 2015- Orono ME library and school visit


Are you coming out to the first Portland Comic Expo this Sunday? It's at 239 Park Ave in Portland and entrance is just $5.Jay's Kid's Cartooning class will be at 10:30, and Iron Cartoonist will be at 1:30. Come get the new Black Bat figure!


Well our Sea Ghost Figures have been delayed untill 4th quarter.  But we did want to show you an early sculpt so you can see that they really are on their way!



Sunday October 26th, Jay will be at the Portland Comic Con in Portland Maine!


Be there at Maine Comics Arts Festival Sunday May 18th to preorder the Sea Ghost figure at the low price of $16.00. After the show, Sea Ghost will be $20.  We will have book specials, NEW soda flavors and more at Mecaf as well!


Can't wait to see everyone at Casablanca Comics tomorrow for Free Comic Book Day!


Nemo Publishing Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

(April 22nd, 2014- Portland, Maine) Nemo Publishing announced today that they will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day May 3 with Casablanca Comics! Maine comic legend Jay Piscopo (Sea Ghost, Capt'n Eli, Squigglevision, Moonstone Comics) will be on hand to sign books and do free sketches from Noon until 2pm. Free copies of Sea Ghost #1, Captain Midnight Special and, Commander X will be given away while supplies last. Casablanca Comics is located at 151 Middle Street, Portland, ME. Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away Free Comic Book Day titles to anyone who comes into their stores.
Jay Piscopo commented “Free Comic Book Day is the Christmas of the pop culture world. Casablanca literally had thousands of fans come through and are great folks to work with. Attendees come in all shapes and sizes. From groups of friends to families come out and enjoy comics. Get away from screens, grab a friend, get some free comics and have some fun!”
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About the Creator:
Maine native Jay Piscopo is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli” graphic novel series. He is also the creator of“Sea Ghost #1: The Sea Ghost in the Machine” and “Commander X All Star Special” one-shot comic books, which he wrote and illustrated in his unique signature style, combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds. He is a featured contributor in the Reading With Pictures anthology and a regular illustrator for Moonstone Books. Past projects include working as an art director at Tom Snyder Productions where he produced educational CD-ROMs, including the award-winning “Fizz and Martina’s Math Adventures,” and animated the ABC Saturday Morning show “Squigglevision.
About Casablanca Comics:
Established in 1987, Casablanca Comics has retail locations in Portland and Windham, Maine.  Owned by Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara, Casablanca Comics has been nationally recognized for excellence in retailing. - See more at:


UNDERSEA ADVENTURE ALERT: Sea Ghost figures should be out this summer. If you preordered SeaGhost and placed orders for other figures at the same time you should have your order in your hot little hands in April! Thank you for your patience and support!


The preorders on Sea Ghost have been going GANGBUSTERS!
Thank you for your support!


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Do not DELAY! We have made a limited run of The Sea Ghost action figure available with pre-order.

Normally $20, you get this limited edition 8" collectible "maker" action figure based on the classic Mego-style for $16.  Original character designed by Capt'n Eli and Commander X creator Jay Piscopo and handcrafted with the help of Paul "Dr Mego" Clarke.

 Go to to order now!


Special Book Sale: Jay Piscopo's Capt'n Eli

Stand by for adventure!

Special sale:  Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli - Volumes 1 and 2

Get two books for the price of one!  

Purchase Volume 1 and Volume 2 of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli for $9.99 (regular price $9.99 each).  

Sale runs through May 31, 2014 exclusively on  

Follow this link to read more about the books.

Read reviews here.