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


ICv2 Checks Out Capt'n Eli

Steve Bennett checks out Jay Piscopo's "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli" graphic novel series for ICv2.  Read all about it at this link.  

Writer/artist Jay Piscopo was good enough to send me copies of the first three volumes of his series The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli and they’re right in my wheelhouse.  The premise (young genius Eli, his dog and talking parrot travel together in a mini-sub of his own design) is wonderfully reminiscent of the adventure cartoons of my youth.  Frankly, that would have been high enough of a premise for me, but Piscopo quickly piles on more and more complications, creatures and fantastic (some strangely familiar) characters.  Until young Eli finds himself at the center of an epic undersea fantasy war which puts the entire world at risk.  These collections are available via Diamond and any retailer wanting to build up a kid-friendly section of their store should give them a try.


VOYA Reviews Jay Piscopo's "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli"

Hot off the press!  The August issue of VOYA, the leading library journal for young adult librarians, has this to say about Jay Piscopo's The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli.  All three books in this series are available to librarians through Brodart.  

Graphically Speaking
Kat Kan
August 2015

A few years ago, I reviewed the first volume of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli; the third volume has finally been published.  After a brief synopsis of the previous two volumes and information about some of the main characters, the story continues where Volume Two left off:  Lord Hydro, the self-styled Lord Protector of the undersea civilization, Aquaria, has declared war on the surface world.  His giant fighting robots are wreaking havoc across the world, while Lord Hydro claims he wants Aquaria’s young queen, Coral, returned.  However, she and her brother, Prince Triton, know that Hydro wants to rule Aquaria and all of the Earth.  Kid hero Capt’n Eli, and lots of the world’s ultra heroes, work to help the royal siblings fight Lord Hydro and his forces. 

Jay Piscopo brings old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon action and adventure into his colorful comics, with lots of derring-do and underhanded villainy – both undersea and in outer space.  Preteens and young teens who enjoy the Transformers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and superhero comics and cartoons, will enjoy Capt’n Eli’s adventures. 

The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli - Volume 3:  The Mystery of the Devil's Sea
Published by Nemo Publishing
Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo
108 Pages  |   Full Color   |   $9.99
ISBN 978-0-9817132-2-9