About this Blog
This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
Whether you are an entertainer, film-maker, designer, musician, artist, actor or animator, this blog strives to offer insights based on the art, science and business of one of Asia’s most commercially successful practitioners of the magic arts.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
The reviews just happen to be coming in all at once! Tony Blanco is a 36-year veteran based out of Fresno, California. He specializes in kids & family shows and it is great to see this review from another working pro … Continue reading
We have another preview-review of “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows”. This time from Sexy Magic Reviews (official reviewer for Murphy’s Magic Supplies) official reviewer, Bernard Sim. I asked Bernard if he would do the review because I … Continue reading
Texas-based magician, Cody Fisher, has kindly done a review for “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows”. He is a professional entertainer who specializes in performing for corporate & family audiences. Cody was given an advanced copy as I … Continue reading
My latest book will now be on pre-order from good magic dealers around the world. Check with them soon!. In the meantime, Magic Boutique will be the first take pre-orders and will offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. Check out the details … Continue reading
My latest audio show is up! “How Build an Illusion Show for $500 that Can Be Performed Almost Anywhere” audio show. Duration 15min. Learn to build an Illusion Show on a Budget. Show contents include: – Qualifiers & Managing Expectations … Continue reading
One of the questions I do get asked is what are the essential books for a magician or what are my favourite books. I think I’ve too many “favourite” books depending on the specific subject matter but I do think there … Continue reading
Thanks to Luke Dancy at The Magic Session for giving a highly positive video review of ‘Behind the Illusions”. “This is full of a lot of great stuff. And, I think if you want to get into illusons or learn … Continue reading