New Directions (3): Books, Tricks & More

After finishing his current tour, Hans Klok is rumored to put the final touches on his opus magnum, An Encyclopedia of Hair Blowers in Magic, which will surely take the world of illusionists by storm.


Speaking of illusions, a new company called Big Butts Media is said to open shop soon in Broader, Colorado, specialising in boxes and other equipment for fat posteriorally challenged assistants.


Paul Harris will allegedly introduce a new line of high-priced charming little ideas with plastic props on Halloween. It is said to be called “Paul Harris Poops.”


About My Early Works…

Thankfully, I have been asked whether I had published magic books or lecture notes in the past.

Thankfully, again, the answer is both yes and no. I spent many of my formative years in magic mulling over a trilogy of pamphlets which were intended to be nothing short of revolutionary and would have turned out, in fact, as “woefully sophomoric,” as Max Maven probably would have called them. If memory serves, the titles were somewhat foreshadowing both:

  • Packs Big, Plays Small: A Radical Approach to Kid Show Magic
  • Remembering the Great Pasteboard Massacre of 1911
  • Magic Without Meaning: In Defense of Today’s Dilettantes
  • Addendum: Marlo Without Feathers. Notes on the Chicago Leftover Movement

I dropped the project before the entire harvest was in.

Thankfully, for the third time, none of these manuscripts are available anymore, being lost in time, translation, or digital space.

As Paul Harris, one of my biggest idols, stated so fittingly in his tome The Art of Astonishment:

How I ever had the nerve to publish some of that stuff is a source of constant inspiration to me.