My name is Roberto, I'm in the NYC area. Magic was a fun hobby of mine until a couple of years ago, I just stopped altogether and pursued a different art form. I still love magic and have recently picked up a deck of cards and started practicing my routines.
I was checking out a website, www.woodencigars.com
, and this fella looks like he produces some really well made cigars as well as other devices. John Carney has a cigar/purse routine in his book, The Book of Secrets, and I know there are other routines out there with cigars as well. I think the idea of producing and vanishing what looks like a real (and boy do they look real!), smoked cigar for a lay audience is pretty cool. But I wanted to ask the folks on this site, what do you think of close-up magic with cigars?
Do you think that you'd have to choose your audience for cigar magic or do you think that it's novel enough for anyone to appreciate? Also, has anyone here purchased any of John's items from woodencigars.com? Your feedback will be very much appreciated.