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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.
Tag Archives: illusion book
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
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
After 8 years, the revised, updated and expanded version of “Illusionary Departures” is now available to the mass magic market! This is the latest edition of the book that was first released in 2004. Over the last 8 years, the … Continue reading
In between our shows, TV tapings and “The Mind Heist”, I found time to rewrite and reformat my latest illusion book to be mass released to the magic community – “Illusionary Departures 2012”! This is the latest edition of the … Continue reading
My book “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows” was recently reviewed on The Magic Session’s Magic Marketplace by Luke Dancy. He gave it a great review – thanks Luke! You can login for free and watch the review … Continue reading
“The Event Magician” two volume book set is the most important books I have written for the commercial performing magician! 90% of all professional performing magicians are event magicians in some way. Whether they are performing for a kids birthday party, at … Continue reading