Nihon NY – Episode 31 – Voltaire

July 31, 2012 - July 31, 2012
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#31 – Voltaire

This episode is brought to you from… the Lair of Voltaire!

Voltaire (Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. Although we are aware of Voltaire’s many talents, as a show devoted to Japanese culture in the city, we decided to focus on his comic books and animation work. Voltaire started his career as a stop-motion animator and director in the eighties. That was when he first visited Japan and came up with the idea for his comic book series, "Chi-chan," which also became an animation series. A strong influence from Japan could continually be seen from his works, from the recurring tentacle motif in his "Deady" comic book series, as well as in his latest black and white stop-motion film, "Odokuro."

In this episode of Nihon NY, we talk with Voltaire about his work and his close ties to Japan, as well as snippets of his latest stop-motion animation, "Odokuro."


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  • Jul 31, 2012 at 12:00 am