John Bannon is one of Vanishing Inc's favorite creators. His playful
artistry with a deck of cards has a youthful energy about it that makes
his creations fun to perform.
In Smoke and Mirrors, Bannon teaches 31 tricks;
most of which are card tricks, but with a couple of coin tricks thrown
into the mix too. Two favorites are Stranger's Gallery, one of the best
selling packet tricks of all time and Trick Shot Production in which a
large 8 Ball is produced from a card case!
John Bannon's card magic is favored by magicians
all over the world as for the most part his magic is incredibly visual
and fooling, yet easy to learn at the same time; a rare combination.
This is one of those rare books that appeals to both experienced
magicians and newcomers. The former are interested in the fantastic
construction and intriguing plots, whereas the latter will be taken by
just how easy it is to perform amazing card magic.