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.
Category Archives: Illusions, Books, Products
Coming soon! The Pentad Mahogany “Heaven & Earth” Cups are a set of custom created wood cups for the modern “Cups & Balls” performer or collector looking for a unique set of props that exudes a touch of class and … Continue reading
Introducing the ultimate collection of professional illusions for the modern performer! I’m really proud of this collection of work that has been 100% reformatted and updated into a two-volume set. It is a definitive tome of my contributions to illusion literature … Continue reading
If you are a magician or are just interested to what it is needed to pull off a mega stunt, here are a few resources to turn to: Check out the latest issue of “Vanish” magazine put out by New … Continue reading
Check out my review of Duane Laflin’s new book “On Stage with Illusions”! Duane has written a detailed book that gives a comprehensive look at performing a large-scale illusion show on stage. It is a well produced, clearly written book … Continue reading
Thank you so much for the incredible support and making my new “Illusionary Departures 2012″ the current best selling book! The first run of books have sold out but a new batch will be coming this week so do not … Continue reading
My first ebook released exclusively through Lybrary.com (the world’s largest distributor of ebooks for magicians) is now available for download! Since it was first announced, the book has been expanded with new routines and designs. ”Illusionism” (named by Ning) includes EIGHT original illusions and … Continue reading
Our “3 Sides of Magic” lecture is taking place in less than 2 weeks and if you book your ticket by 1 Apr 2012, we will be offering an early bird discount of $15 on the complete lecture package. It … Continue reading
Through an exclusive dealer with Lybrary.com (the world’s largest distributor of ebooks for magicians), I will be releasing a brand new specialty book for mentalists, magicians and illusionists. This is a first-of-its-kind book on the subject as there has never … Continue reading