How To Be An Illusionist

How To Be An Illusionist

Are you interested in performing illusions on stage?

Are you looking for a professional one-stop resource for performing modern illusions?

Are you a close up or stage magician and want to stage a bigger show for a special event?


“How to be an Illusionist” is a first-of-its kind introductory reference guide on performing a modern illusion show in today’s entertainment & pop culture market.

In this comprehensive guide, you will learn step by step how to put an illusion show together, regardless of whether you perform illusions for fun, as a hobby, part-time or professionally.

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You will receive a goldmine of information that will empower you with practical knowledge to take on the world of grand illusions; including a primer on over 100 well-known illusions performed today with credits.

The reference guide consists of 10 modules of information that is worth thousands of dollars’ to the performing illusionist and has taken years of experience to learn and develop.

It features over 80 full-colour photographs of over a dozen international illusionists in performance including David DaVinci (USA), J C Sum (Singapore), David & Abi Haines (USA), Kyle Knight & Mistie (USA), Miguel Gavilán (Spain), Hector Ruiz (Spain), Rémy Savary (France), Adeline Ng (Singapore), Daniel Ka (Spain), Sam Powers (Australia), Jason Bishop (USA), Jay Mattioli (USA) and Sean Alexander (U.K.).

This new expanded & updated 2nd Edition is also available separately as a printed book and instant download.



Based in Singapore, J C Sum is an award-winning international illusionist & designer of original illusions with extensive international experience performing for corporate & special events, luxury cruise liners, theaters, showrooms and television.

His work and celebrity have been recognized by both the regional Asian mainstream media and the international magic trade media.

Read reviews of his previous books here.