Confident Deceptions by Jason Ladanye

It is an exciting time to be studying card magic. Earlier this year saw the release of Darwin Ortiz’s new book “Lessons in Card Mastery”. If you have been following my blog you will know that I wrote  an evaluation on that book. If you enjoyed Darwin’s book then perhaps you may enjoy this new book from one of his students, Jason Ladanye. Jason is a young... Read More

Lessons in Card Mastery by Darwin Ortiz

The wait is finally over. Lessons in Card Mastery is here and it was well worth the wait. Mind you, I had the privilege of reading a draft copy of this new book from Darwin Ortiz Publications and I believe this book to be Darwin’s finest contribution to the subject of Sleight of Hand Card Magic.  I am also proud of the fact that Darwin asked me to write The Foreword to his... Read More

Tony Cabral is “The Usual Suspect”

The Usual Suspects By Tony Cabral 2-Disc DVD Price: $39.95 It is available from Tony Cabral. Email: for details. Tony Cabral comes form Boston and I first heard of him from my friend Darwin Ortiz. Darwin had told me that Tony is an excellent Cardician. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony a year ago at The S.A.M CON Convention held in Boston. I liked him instantly... Read More

“Handle With Carey.” A new DVD by John Carey

My friend John Carey has released his first DVD to the market place and it is excellent commercial magic. I love John’s approach to magic.  He has the technical skill to present powerful card magic and yet, he also has a great eye for simplification, directness and for exploring possibilities with classical effects.  As an example, John has done some tremendous work on the... Read More

Nothing But The Best – A Review

NOTHING BUT THE BEST- A REVIEW by Michael Vincent Nothing but The Best DVD set by Darwin Ortiz Available from Darwin Ortiz Send An Email To Darwin To Register Your Interest It has been seven years since Darwin Ortiz released a triple DVD set to the marketplace.  This new collection comes from L and L Publishing and it is fantastic.  This new project is different to any of his... Read More