It’s hailed to be the magical publishing event of the year, if not the decade.
One of magic’s most respected teachers, Eugene Burger (considered THE world’s authority on the philosophy of the magician) passed away in 2017. Eugene began a secret project in 2010 to create two books which recorded his magic theory, performances and secrets which would only come out after he had passed.
Entrusting the project to Larry Hass, Eugene wished for his magic to finally be revealed for future magicians to study, practice and perform, as opposed to taking his secrets to the grave.
Larry entrusted me to collaborate on the illustrations for these books. We began working in secret in the Autumn of 2018.
Now, nearly a year later, in Las Vegas, November 2019, the first of the two books has been released. Titled ‘From Beyond’ it’s hit the magic world with high praise and critical review.
I illustrated chapter icons and many other ‘secrets’. For those in the know, many of the illustrations (pen and ink) are subtle with hidden meanings. Larry and I can finally talk about the book too – which is a relief! I only had to keep it secret for around a year… Larry for almost a decade!
Well, they do say we magicians are great at keeping secrets.
2020 sees Larry and I on a book tour of the UK and also beginning work on the second volume, due for release in 2021.