Summer is hopefully on the way and we have a bright and sunny issue to get you in the mood (was that cheesy enough for you?). Our cover star is none other than Joshua Jay, author, creator, performer, lecturer, magic dealer and magic event organiser, and the rest of his day he just wastes! Despite all he’s done already, he’s only clocked up 34 years, which shows the benefit of a) being hyperactive and b) starting REALLY young! We’re thrilled to have him in our little rag. Every year over the winter it seems that we lose a number of famous names in magic, and unfortunately this year was no exception.
Arguably the biggest of these was Paul Daniels whose sudden departure was a shock to not only everyone in magic but also in the wider entertainment world. In this issue, we take a look at the man and his amazing career and we also feature a personal tribute from Jay Fortune, who had quite a close professional association over many years with the great man.
All this plus the International Masterclass from France with effects from Boris Wild and Vincent Hedan, Rafael gets to rule the world, we learn about a novel new double act called Vox Magique, and then there are letters, news and other interesting features and articles all squeezed into one lovable package. With all this, who needs summer, you’ve got all the sunshine you need between these covers.
This issue George Luck chats to Joshua Jay.
Also in issue #68
• Paul Daniels
• Xavier Tapias
• Vox Magique