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Kennebec Journal
December 7, 2015 - Jason Pafundi
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WCSH6 "207" TV Interview
March 4, 2015 - Rob Caldwell
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Portland Press Herald
March 5, 2015 - Ray Routhier
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Forces of Geek
March 4, 2105 - Clay N Ferno
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The Sea Ghost: A Bigger Splash!
February 2, 2015 - TJ Norris
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Sea Ghost Enters the Realm of the Mego
January 14, 2015 - Rudy Panucci
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Capt'n Eli - Volume 3 - Review: 4 Out of 5 Stars
January 6, 2015 - Richard Vasseur
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"A ripsnorting, old-school adventure with great characters, a terrific story, and out-of-this-world art."- Brian Augustyn, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

"5 out of 5 stars. One of the best comics I've read in some time." -Sebastian Piccione, Invest Comics

"The ideas and concepts are flying at the reader at a breakneck pace...The Sea Ghost would have fit in perfectly in the back of DC comic from the 1950s." - Rob Kelly, Aquaman Shrine

"The kind of comic I loved as a kid and still love today. FUN!"- Brendan Deneen, Flash Gordon

"Sea Ghost #1 is a must have for readers looking for a fun, intelligent, action based story and for fans who miss the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons."- Penny Kenny, Comics Bulletin

Local Creator Brings Grocery Stores Back To The Future
November 6, 2013 - Capt'n Eli Comic Books come to Hannaford Supermarket
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Commander X All Star Special
August 4, 2012 - Commander X goes solo in an all new "Commander X All-Star Special" comic book
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Dig Boston
March 28, 2012 - Captain Midnight and Commander X - Clay Fernald interviews Jay Piscopo
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WIRED
April 18, 2011 - The Sea Ghost reviewed by GeekDad Tom Stillwell
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Michael Netzer
April 5, 2011 - Capt'n Eli and The Sea Ghost reviewed by Michael Netzer
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Geek Mom
March 28, 2011 - Capt'n Eli and The Sea Ghost reviewed by Jenny Williams
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All Pulp
March 11, 2011 - The Sea Ghost review by Tommy Hancock
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All Pulp
March 10, 2011 - Capt'n Eli Vol. 2 review by Tommy Hancock
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All Pulp
March 9, 2011 - Capt'n Eli review by Tommy Hancock
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The Pop Culture Network
March 4, 2011 - Review of The Sea Ghost #1
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Great Comic Book Heroes
March 1, 2011 - Sea Ghost Review
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Forces of Geek February 8, 2011 - Sea Ghost review by Stefan Blitz
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Comic Book Collectors
February 4, 2011 - Capt'n Eli review by Michael Hamersky
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Comic Books Examiner
February 4, 2011 - Capt'n Eli review by Robert Sodaro
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Newsarama
February 1, 2011 - The Sea Ghost #1 -- Reviewed by Jeff Marsick
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Comic Books Examiner
January 15, 2011 -- Sea Ghost in the Machine: A Review by Robert Sodaro
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Comic Books Examiner
January 11, 2011 -- For Presenting Sea Ghost by Robert Sodaro
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Infinite Hollywood
January 8, 2011 - Comic Review: Sea Ghost #1
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Comic Book Collectors Blog
December 5, 2010 - Vinny Hamersky reviews Sea Ghost #1
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Newsarama
November 8, 2010 - Jeff Marsick reviews the Reading With Pictures anthology
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Raising Maine Magazine
November 4, 2010 - Jay Piscopo: Saving the art of comics 1 book at a time
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Secret Identity
November 3, 2010 - Review of Sea Ghost in the Machine
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Comicsbulletin
October 21, 2010 - Review of Sea Ghost in the Machine by Penny Kenny
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Fox TV Maine
May 19, 2010 -- Good Day Maine
Jay Piscopo interviewed on Good Day Maine
Jay Piscopo draws on Good Day Maine

SP Nexus Magazine
January 18, 2010 - The Undersea Adventures of Jay Piscopo by Micheal Leal
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Infinite Hollywood
December 15, 2009 - Commander X-Mas is here! By Newt Giles
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Secret Identity
Dec 9, 2009 - Commander X - The Action Figure!
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Secret Identity
November 26, 2009 - Giving Thanks with CaptÕn Eli and Jay Piscopo
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Georgetown Record
November 18, 2009 - Artist and author Jay Piscopo - By Theresa DeFranzo
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November 15, 2009
The Portsmouth Herald - Spending a rainy day with CaptÕn Eli by Gina Carbone
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October 1, 2009
The Gilford Steamer - Story about Jay Piscopo by Lauren Tiner
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July 21, 2009
Salem News - Interview with Jay Piscopo by Justin Jervinis
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Philadelphia Inquirer
July 10, 2009 - Drawing Their Attention - photo by Ed Hille
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Downington-Exton Community Courier
July 15, 2009 - Comic Book Artist Draws on StudentsÕ Creativity at Library Workshop
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Gap-Oxford Community Courier
July 15, 2009 - Jay Piscopo Tours Pennsylvania Libraries
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Diamond Bookshelf
July 6, 2009 - Capt'n Eli Lesson Plans Available Online
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Georgetown Record
July 9, 2009 - Wenham Museum saves the day with comic exhibit
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Booklist
June 16, 2009 - Kat Kan's review of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli - Volume 2
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Collectors' Corner
June 29, 2009 -- Review of Commander X Western Knight
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Comic Book Collectors Blog
June 26, 2009 - Commander X Western Knight Action Figure
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Main Line Media News
June 23, 2009 - Get Drawn to Comic Book Art
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Yorkton This Week
June 5, 2009 -- Calvin Daniels reviews The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli
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207
June 1, 2009 -- Jay Piscopo featured on WCSH's magazine show '207'
Watch the clip

Wenham Museum Exhibit
May 30, 2009 -- Jay Piscopo featured in Colorful Characters: Storytelling Through Comics
Read more here

Teach Comics
May 15, 2009 -- Capt'n Eli's Curriculum on Ian Carlson's blog
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Publisher's Weekly
May 18, 2009 -- Heidi MacDonald's "The Beat"
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Comixology
May 10, 2009 -- Jay Piscopo interviewed by Peter Jaffe
Listen to the Podcast

Super-Powered Comics Reading, Maine Comics Arts Festival
May 17, 2009
Read the press release

Synergy Magazine, Austrailia
March 2009 - Vol 2. Review by Robert Black
The Synergy Magazine article.

Secret Identity
February 15, 2009 - Review by Matman
The Secret Identity article.

The Village Voice
February 9, 2009 -- Nerd-vana: New York Comic Con
The Village Voice article.

Kids Heart Authors Day
February 14, 2009 -- Sherman's Books, Freeport, Maine
Read more here

The Trades
February 3, 2009 -- Commander X Descends on New York Comic Con by R.J. Carter
The Trades article.

1950's Commander X Debuts at New York Comic-Con
January 20, 2009 -- First variant in the Mego-style Commander X action figure collection PR Web Release
Read more here

Commander X-mas
December 23, 2008 -- New Commander X Adventures comic book available for free
Read more here

Commander X Action Figure
December 17, 2008 -- Commander X Mego-Style Action Figure Debuts
Marketwire Release

Wired
December 1, 2008 -- Brad Moon "geekdad approved" stamp of approval!
Wired article.

Comic Related
November 29, 2008 -- Review of Volumes 1 and 2 by Ron Fortier
Comic Related article.

Comicsbulletin
November 19, 2008 - Review of Volume 1 by Thom Young and Kara Young (6-years-old)
Comicsbulletin article.

Newsarama
November 17, 2008 -- Review of Volume 2 by Jeff Marsick
Newsarama article.

Foster's Daily Democrat
November 2, 2008 - Comic book author signs autographs
Foster's Daily Democrat article.

Foster's Daily Democrat
October 23, 2008 - Under the sea with Capt'n Eli
Foster's Daily Democrat article.

Comicsbulletin
October 1, 2008 - Review of Volume 2 by Penny Kenny
Comicsbulletin October article.

Comicsbulletin
September 29, 2008 - Reviews by Thom Young and Kara Young (6-years-old)
Comicsbulletin September article.

Boys Rule Boys Read
September 16, 2008 - Imaginon Library Event - Bill Corder
Boys Rule Boys Read Blog article.

Synergy Magazine, Austrailia
September 2008 - Review by Robert Black
Synergy Magazine article.

Good Comics For Kids
August 27, 2008 - Review by Lori Henderson
Good Comics For Kids article.

Newsarama
September 1, 2008 -- Review by Jeff Marsick
Newsarama article.

Comicsbulletin
August 13, 2008 - Review by Penny Kenny
Comicsbulletin article.

Comic Shop News
July 30, 2008 -- From Sodas to Submarines: Eli's Coming
Comic Shop News article.

Boys Rule Boys Read
July 27, 2008 -- The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli and Jay Piscopo
Boys Rule Boys Read article.

Review by Dakota Rowan (11-years-old)
July 28, 2008
The Dakota Rowan review.

Capt'n Eli Reviewed
In Pulp Secret Blog!

Maine Public Broadcasting
July 8, 2008 -- Maine's Capt'n Eli an Adventurous Character
Jay Piscopo interviewed by Tom Porter

Lines and Colors
July 6, 2008 -- Review by Charley Parker, Creator of Argon Zark!
http://www.linesandcolors.com/2008/07/06/the-undersea-adventures-of-captn-eli-jay-piscopo/

Comic Related
June 22, 2008
Jay Piscopo interviewed by Chuck Moore

Paperback Reader
June 26, 2008- Review by Moya Dawson
http://www.paperbackreader.com/permalnkreview.php?id=2255

 

Drawing With Kongo
June 19, 2005 - Jay Piscopo featured on new learn-to-draw-series.
Quicktime Video (7.7MB)

WMTW-TV
March 22,2004 - Television news highlight reel
Quicktime Video (3.9MB) | Real Player Audio Video (752K)

WGME-TV
April 1,2004 - Television news highlight reel
Quicktime Video (4.8MB) | Real Player Audio Video (735K)

WCSH-TV
April 16,2004 - 207 magazine show highlight reel
Quicktime Video (5.2MB) | Real Player Audio Video (940K)

Comic Appeal: Capt'n Eli's Mixes Comic Books & The Web to Sell Root Beer
Mainebiz-July 5, 2004
By Kimberly L. McCall
©2004


An unexpected treat. An engaging sci-fi adventure comic in the tradition of Johnny Quest, featuring high-tech submarines, flying mini-subs, time travel and lost civilizations. It's a well-paced, coherent story carried by solid drawing mixed with imaginative 3-d modeling and a very effective use of color and special effects. The fact that a comic of this quality is apparently in service of promoting a specialty root-beer company is kind of like finding a complete classic Fantastic Four comic in your shredded wheat box.
Charley Parker, author Argon Zark, January 2005
http://www.zark.com
http://www.zark.com/front/comics.html


Capt'n Eli's and Sea Dog root beers have teamed up to launch a new Web site and comic book, "The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli," by Maine artist and writer Jay Piscopo. The Web site, www.captneli.com, features a daily comic in the tradition of newspaper adventure comics.
Kristen Andresen
Bangor Daily News





Soda Press

LA Times Magazine
March 2010 - Root Beer Grows Up for the 21-and-over Crowd
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February 19, 2010
Very Best of New England picks Capt'n Eli's Blueberry Pop
Fox 25 Boston
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Village Soup
August 18, 2009 - Tapping into a really cool summer job
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Down East Magazine
Capt'n Eli's Root Beer -- Best of 2009
Down East article.

Eli's Root Beer does well in this blogger's taste test competition!
Read the review.

This blogger loves Strawberry Pop!
Read the review.

Maine-made Capt¹n Eli¹s Soda Adds Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and Orange Pop.
Read more about it.

Stand by for Adventure! Maine-made Capt'n Eli's Root Beer Debuts all new Comic Book at the Big E.
Read more about it.

BevNet gives Capt'n Eli's Blueberry Pop 4.5 Stars
June 6, 2006 - Capt'n Eli's Blueberry Pop is the latest soda to be produced by Shipyard Brewing Company.
Read the review.

Ginger Beer a hit with Soda Pop Blog
May 19, 2006 - The author is surprised by the tasty Ginger Beer by Captn Eli's.
Read the review.

Root Beer Blog loves Eli's!
February 19, 2006 - Singing the praises of Eli's Root Beer.
Read the review.

Maine Brewery Taps Soda Market
Portland Press Herald-July 14, 2004
By JONATHAN PEREZ, Portland Press Herald Writer
©2004

Comic Books and Capt'n Eli - Add Up To Root Beer
Lighthouse Digest June '04
By Timothy Harrison
©2004

Capt'n Eli's Root Beer Makes Debut at The Big E
Sept '04
By Tami Kennedy
©2004

Food Manufacture
Comic Timing for Root Beer

September 1, 2004


"Really complex, with great effervescence while staying completely balanced."
LA Times Magazine, March 2010

"Capt'n Eli's popÉcomes in seven flavors, and its blueberry variety is one of the best. Fresh, fizzy blueberry taste in a bottle - the perfect way to wash down Maine munchies."
Down East Magazine, September 2009


"We love Capt'n Eli's Root Beer because it uses cane sugar, not corn syrup."
Larry Bain, Food & Wine Magazine - September 2009.


I wanted to tell you that I am in love with your sodas. I stopped drinking soda when they started bottling it in plastic. Not only do I love the bottles I am so impressed with the flavors that I tell everyone just how good it is. Pleaseeeeee do not stop making it.
-Sharon


This is a really, really good root beer that you should look for and drink.
-Spike's Root Beer Review


"[Capt'n Eli] isÊa true gem that will please anyone seeking a super premium micro soda....The clean finish of real sugar with just the right amount of fizz."
-BevNet


"The moment you crack that bottle open you know what you are in for...something different."
- The Soda Pop Blog


"...the king of Maine-drafted root beers..."
- Down East Magazine


"This is the kind of root beer you want to keep all for yourself, but share with everyone at the same time."
- Lago's Lone Oak, New Hampsire



"Complex, spicy profile...Definitely worth a try for Ginger beer fans!"
"The clean finish of real sugar with just the right amount of fizz...Could there be anything more enticing than a parrot surrounded by delicious fruits?"
Click here to read the full review!
BevNET.com -- 6-3-05


"I wanted to tell you that I am in love with your sodas. I stopped drinking soda when they started bottling it in plastic. Not only do I love the bottles I am so impressed with the flavors that I tell everyone just how good it is."
- Sharon, Maine


"Over the last couple of years I have become somewhat of a root beer connoisseur.Ê It has to be made with sugar (no corn syrup) and has to be in a glass bottle.Ê Of all the brands I've tried, Capt'n Eli's is the best."
- Paul, VermontÊÊ



"Capt'n Eli's Root Beer is without a doubt one of the best root beers to come our way in a long time...a truly exceptional root beer."
Click here to read the full review!
BevNET.com -- 3/5/04


"Absolutely the best Root Beer I have ever had."
- Nellie, California














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