offbeat | Nick Diffatte | A book
Take sixteen tried-and-true, crowd-pleasing routines from one of the funniest magicians on stage today, combine them with nine essays, hundreds of stylized color photos, fresh and original art, and a working perspective that shows how to make your work your own , and what do you get?
Nick Diffatte's first hardcover isn't packed with tons of tricks.
What fills the pages are deceptive, captivating, real-life routines dreamed up and developed by one of the world's most industrious, hilarious, and versatile magicians.
From Tricks with balloon animals, ropes and handcuffs, which cater for the largest stages (that's three different routines, not one!), up to Close-up wonders with contact lenses, chewing gum and playing cards every effect is presented in crystal clear detail, with accompanying lines, tricks and insights developed in the trenches.
They are amazing, doable and practical tricks. Offbeat is a spell book that you will make - because it has been made thousands of times in the real world by a professional. Are difficult feats required?
Not really (although you'll find some secrets in the pages of the book). prep work? Some. But the end result is definitely worth the time required.
The effects themselves are complemented by essays on comedy magic, showcasing how you can be bad on stage (and why it's okay) and a host of other hard-earned thoughts from Diffatte.
A 190 page luxury linen bound hardcover book with original artwork by Vernon James and photos by Brett Loudermilk and a foreword by Mac King. English language