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Volume 2, Issue 6
FEATURE STORY: Miracles of Rare Device—The Theatrical Magic of Christian Cagigal
Christian Cagigal is a name you probably don’t recognize, but he has developed quite a following performing his unique theatrical magic presentations of a bizarre nature. David Hirata describes Christian’s journey to this place, the film that is in the works based on one of Christian’s shows, and his thoughts on bizarre and theatrical magic in general.
Volume 2, Issue 5
FEATURE STORY: Houdini: Now and Then
Prior Art columnist and active Houdini enthusiast David Byron debuts the first installment in what will become a series of occasional, yet fascinating visits to the life of the famed escape artist, magician, and publicity-seeking extremist. In this inaugural article, David speaks about how Houdini’s presence, 85 years after his death, is still as valid and active as it ever has been, ably assisted by modern technology.
Volume 2, Issue 4
FEATURE STORY: Sorcerer’s Safari
Somewhere in the Canadian woods, out in the middle of nowhere, top magicians gather once a year to teach kids magic at a camp called Sorcerers Safari. Why do these performers offer their time, and, in some cases, travel many miles to do this when they could be working elsewhere? It’s a “camp thing.”
Volume 2, Issue 3
FEATURE STORY: Smoke & Mirrors
Award-winning magician Jon Armstrong and comic book writer Mike Costa join creative forces to become the dynamic duo behind the upcoming and unusual five-issue magic-themed comic book Smoke and Mirrors Due out early next year, this comic book promises to take readers – magic fans or no – to places no comic book has ever gone before.
Volume 2, Issue 2
FEATURE STORY: Remembering 9/11
With the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks upon us, we reprint editorials and comments from the original incarnation of The Mandala. Written and collected just shortly after the attacks occurred ten years ago, today it takes us on a ride back into time and lets us see how the entertainment industry in general, and magic in particular, was, and still is, affected.
Volume 2, Issue 1
FEATURE STORY:The Adventures of A. Bandit
Contemporary art and magic combine to create an experience unlike anything art lovers have ever witnessed. Michael Carbonaro tells the tale of A.Bandit, a fusion of magic and art that sprung from the fertile minds of Derek DelGaudio and Glenn Kaino. Their unconventional approach not lonely led the two exhibitors to discovering newer meaning within their own work, but also raised the eyebrows of the frequently hard to please art world. .