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: stage illusionist
After months of work and hours each week, I have completed my new ultimate illusion resource site: illusionbooks.wordpress.com The website includes FREE essays, links, DVD & book recommendations as well as FREE audio shows for magicians and illusionists. It also details … Continue reading
In Nov 2012, Ning & I completed a 5-week 21-city “3 Sides of Magic” lecture tour in France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. We also had the pleasure of being invited to tape a second appearance at the world-famous television … 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
My new book “Pack Flat Illusions for Kids & Family Shows” is being UPSed over from the US as I write this. Pre-order sales have been great and we expect the first batch of books to sell out by the … Continue reading