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.
Tag Archives: learn illusions
This comprehensive list of books and DVDs was compiled for the modern stage magician or illusionist in mind. With that, I’m speaking of magic artistes and entertainers looking to present illusions to a modern audience and to be relevant in today’s pop … Continue reading
As you might have read or seen the promo material, Ning & I will be the closing act on 9 Jun 2012 at the International Magic Extravaganza at Subang Parade in KL, Malaysia. Read here for my previous entry on it … 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
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
Wayne Kawamoto from About.com’s Magic & Illusion gave a positive review on my “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows”. “For those who perform family and kid shows, in “Pack Flat Illusions,” J C Sum offers a collection of … Continue reading
Thanks to Wayne Kawamoto, About.com’s Magic & Illusion Guide for his highly positive review for my book “Urban Illusions“! Here is an excerpt from the detailed review: “In all, I enjoy the performance style of JC Sum and Magic Babe … Continue reading
Luke Dancy who reviewed our “Behind the Illusions” DVD a few months back has just given a great positive review of my “Urban Illusions” book at The Magic Session! “It is a beautifully done book… and the material speaks for itself… this … Continue reading
My latest book, “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows” is an international best selling book in the magic industry in the last 2 weeks (dated 1 Sep 2011)! Our “Behind the Illusions“ DVD is also the 39th best … Continue reading