"Donny Orbit exhibits a fresh approach with his effects. I always look forward to his stuff!" - JOSHUA JAY
Donny Orbit has been cropping up all over the place recently, having effects published in Magic, Genii and Antinomy and contributing to Nathan Kranzo's Moving Tanline DVD.
Six amazing close up routines from an extremely offbeat thinker. 'Off the wall' plots with a direct and practical approach. Not only is this magic you'll use, it's magic that'll make you smile, shake your head, kick yourself and swear out loud - all at the same time!
"I could try and draw comparisons to other magicians. I could tell you that the material contained within would have been completely at home on the pages of Paul Harris’ legendary 'Art of Astonishment' series. I could tell you I’m 100% sure that the name Donny Orbit will soon become synonymous with offbeat, commercial close up but instead, I’ll just let you absorb this collection of weird and wonderful magic, plucked directly from inside the head of Donny Orbit!" - DAVE FORREST from the introduction to this manuscript.
SUPERMAN - A drawing of a lump of coal is squeezed in the magicians hand where it changes to a drawing of a diamond! The drawing then becomes a real diamond!
FUTURE BURN - A spectator chooses any finger on a drawing of a hand. The magician opens a sealed envelope and reveals that he correctly predicted which finger would be chosen. Then he reveals a real blister on his own corresponding finger!
SOUPED CAN - Two selected cards are lost into the pack. Both cards are then found through a random number offered by the spectators. The cards are lost for a second time and the spectators proceed to find both cards with the deck in their own hands!
JUST IN CASE - Three cards are chosen and returned to the pack. One card appears under the card case but, it’s the wrong card. With a snap, another card appears under the case and this time, it is a selection! Then, the first ‘wrong’ card changes into a selection and finally the whole deck appears under the card case except for the final selection!
FOILED - The magician demonstrates how an impression of a coin can be made in tin foil. Then he proceeds to ‘mint’ a second coin right out of the mold! Cautioning that it is a fake he then screws the coin into a tin foil ball and hands it out for examination!
CHERRY THING - The stalk of a cherry is plucked from the fruit and knotted in the magicians mouth! The knotted stalk is then magically re-attached to the cherry and handed out for examination!
1st edition 2007; 16 pages.
word count: 4590 which is equivalent to 18 standard pages of text