RELEASED May 28th, 2013 from Spence City:

You can order a copy of this book from Amazon right HERE.


 Praise for Call of the Jersey Devil

 "Aurelio Voltaire continues his reign among the pantheon of Goth gods. CALL OF THE JERSEY DEVIL is sly and sweet, nasty and naive, sulphurous and charming, witty, wooly, crackling with evil and stunning in its sincerity. What a read! Long live Voltaire!" - Caroline Thompson (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, The Addams Family)


"I LOVE it! It's mental, and hilarious, and brilliant, and *kind of* gross"- Joanne Harris (author of Chocolat, Runemarks, Runelight, Blue Eyed Boy)


Over 40 reviews on can be found HERE.

SYNOPSIS: "Five suburban mall rats and a washed up Goth singer, find themselves stranded in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey where they discover two horrifying truths: The Jersey Devil, hell-spawn of folklore and legend, is real; and New Jersey (as many already suspected) is the gateway to Hell!

With the help of one lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic in one piece is at stake!

The first novel by musician and horror media personality, Aurelio Voltaire, Call of the Jersey Devil is a hilarious and terrifying homage to 80s horror and genre films. Like a mad doctor, Voltaire has Frankensteined together elements of Evil Dead, The Breakfast Club, Poltergeist, and This is Spinal Tap to create a creature feature that will have you laughing out loud when you're not glancing nervously over your shoulder."

Release date: May 28th on Spence City


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About the Author:

photo: Paul Collins


Aurelio Voltaire is a media personality and respected authority on all things Gothic, Horror, Sci-fi, Steampunk and involving “geek” culture. He is often referred to as a modern day renaissance man having achieved success in the fields of animation, music, comics, books and toys. 

Voltaire’s career began in the 1980s as a stop-motion animator and director, creating some of the award-winning, classic MTV and SyFy channel station IDs. He worked in television, animating and directing commercials for nearly twenty years when he realized it was time for him to tell his own stories. Finding comic books to be a vastly more economical tool than feature films Voltaire told his first epic tale, “Chi-chian” in comic book form. This dark, Cinderella story set in Manhattan’s future, was published and led to a 14-episode animated web series directed by Voltaire for the SyFy channel’s website. His success in comic books also led to several underground hits including the comic book series Oh My Goth!, Human Suck! and most recently Deady. The latter featured collaborations with some of the biggest names in horror and comics including Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, James O'Barr, Roman Dirge, Gris Grimly and many others. It also spawned a long list of toys including plush toys for Six Flags, Hot Wheels cars for the Japanese market and over a dozen vinyl toy releases including collaborations with Disney and Skelanimals.

In yet another career swerve, 1995 saw Voltaire take the stage at a New York City club where he launched his music career. His songs are a strange brew of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre with just enough bawdy Star Trek and Star Wars songs to keep convention audiences rolling in the aisles. Many in the mainstream know Voltaire as the writer and performer of the songs Brains! and Land of the Dead from the Cartoon Network show, The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy.  Almost constantly on tour, he has played his music around the world and released eleven full length CDs to date.

Voltaire also wrote the popular books What is Goth? and Paint it Black: a Guide to Gothic Homemaking (Weiser Books) and has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries as an authority on Goth, Horror and Steampunk. Appearances include Fox News, Biography, MTV News, Fearnet, IFC, PBS and others. 

When not touring, writing books or designing toys, Voltaire teaches stop-motion animation at the School of Visual arts and continues to make short films. His “Chimerascope” series of stop-motion shorts are perennial film festival favorites. The five shorts have won a combined 31 awards and feature the voice talents of Deborah Harry, Richard Butler, Gerard Way, Gary Numan and Danny Elfman



The glorious cover art by Michael Komarck:

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One of the five interior illustrations by Paul Carrick:

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Aurelio Voltaire at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA

The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www, Aurelio Voltaire ( King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings


Aurelio Voltaire At the Church in Dallas, TX!

The Church, 4322 Elm St, Dallas

Date of show: November 15th, 2020 Name of venue: The Church Address of venue: 4322 Elm St Ticket price: $10 Age policy: 21+ Time doors open: 7:00pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime: 9:00pm Facebook event page: @thechurchdallas Website for more info:


Aurelio Voltaire in Kansas City, MO - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Riot Room, Kansas City

This show has been postponed until AUGUST 7th!

Aurelio Voltaire in Houston, TX at Scout! POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston

HaVoK presents Aurelio Voltaire/ DJ Whisperwish and more! Date of show: Sunday April 12th venue: Scout Bar address of venue: 18307 Egret Bay Blvd - Houston, TX ticket price: $12 ADV / $15 DAY OF SHOW / $40 RESERVED TABLE age policy: All Ages time doors open: 7PM Aurelio Voltaire showtime: TBA Other bands/acts: DJ Whisperwish/ More to be announced website for more info: facebook event page: Advanced ticket sales:



Aurelio Voltaire in Knoxville, TN at The Concourse - POSTPONED UNTL FURTHER NOTICE

Aurelio Voltaire in Knoxville, TN at The Concourse, 940 Blackstock Ave, Knoxville, TN


Aurelio Voltaire in Boston at the HardRock Cafe - POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 10TH

Aurelio Voltaire in Boston MA at the Hardrock Cafe!, 22 Clinton St, Boston, MA


Date of show:  Friday, July 10th, 2020  venue: The Cavern Club at The Hard Rock Café Boston  address of venue:  22 Clinton St, Boston MA 02109 ticket price: $20 – Limited number of Reserved tables for 4 available for $120  age policy:   21+ time doors open: 7pm  Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  9pm Other bands/acts if any:  TBD website for more info: facebook event page: Advanced ticket sales:

$20 – Limited number of Reserved tables for 4 available for $120


Aurelio Voltaire in Providence RI at Dusk - POSTPONED!!!

Aurelio Voltaire in Providence RI at Dusk, Providence


Date of show:  ???? venue: Dusk:  address of venue:  301 Harris ave Providence RI ticket price: TBA age policy:   TBA time doors open: 8:30pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  11pm Other bands/act:   Guest Dj::End Dj & Dj Gabriell website for more info:   facebook event page: TBA Advanced ticket sales: TBA

Aurelio Voltaire in Burlingame, CA at Clockwork Alchemy! POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2021

Aurelio Voltaire in Burlingame, CA at Clockwork Alchemy!, pin Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport 1333 Bayshore Hwy,, Burlingame, CA


Date of show: March 22nd 12:30 am- 2:00am venue: Hyatt Ragency Berlingame California address of venue:  1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010 ticket price:  Full Weekend: $99 Friday: $65 Saturday: $70 Sunday: $50 age policy:   Show is geared for 18+ but no restrictions  time doors open: 12:15 am Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  12:30 am Other bands/acts: TBA website for more info: facebook event page:   For More information visit: Advanced tickets at :

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Aurelio Voltaire in Tampa, FL at Crow Bar!

Aurelio Voltaire in Tampa, FL at Crow Bar!, 1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL

Date of show: 3/14 Venue: Crowbar Address of venue: 1812 N 17th St, Ybor City, FL 33605 Advanced ticket sales: $15 DOS Ticket price: $20 Age policy: All ages Time doors open: 8:00    Other bands/acts: tbd Aurelio Voltaire showtime:  11:00 -  END Website for more info: Facebook event page: TBD Tickets:

Adv $15/ $20 at the door