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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.
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I was pleasantly surprised to receive a message from Wayne Kawamoto, the Magic Guide for About.com, a US-based resource/ knowledge site. He informed me that Ning & I were finalists in About.com Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Stage/ TV Magician” category. What a form … Continue reading
As part of the launch of “Behind the Illusions” and all the major updates to www.illusionbooks.com, here is Episode 3 of a 3-part series. “How to be a Superstar Illusionist” (20min) Show contents include: – First Steps for New Illusionists or Seasoned … Continue reading
British magician P.T. Selbit is credited with first performing the illusion of sawing a lady in half in January 1921 at the Finsbury Park Empire theatre in London. Subsequently, American magician Horace Goldwin presented a version the same year which sparked a … Continue reading
The Nov 2009 Issue 29 of magicseen magazine is now out for sale! Ning & I are honoured to be the first Asian magicians to be featured on the cover of Europe’s largest magic magazine. We really love the cover … Continue reading
In media interviews, we often get asked who our favourite illusionists are. Naturally, due to limited space or time, we never get to go into any great details. So, I thought I would share my favourite illusionists to watch. This list … Continue reading