Over twenty years in the making, Tom Gagnon is proud to release the beautifully hardbound, oversized format AVANT-CARDS: Tom's first and only large collection of original, baffling, close-up card magic.
Written by Wesley James, edited by Matthew Field, includes 568 illustrations by Tom, over sixty tricks, techniques, and routines packed into over two hundred pages.
- Versatile Spread Control
- Han Ping Chien Bottom Deal
- Ribbon Spread Multiple Shift.
- Gagnon Spread Pass
- Gagnon Spread Control
- Lateral Bottom Deal
A must buy for those interested in cutting edge card magic.
Pages: 202 -11" x 8 1/2" - Hardcover with dust jacket
What others are saying about Avant-Cards:
"Everybody knows Tom Gagnon as one of the best illustrators in the business - some say the best. With his first book Avant-Cards you have the unique opportunity to find out that he also belongs to the top cardmen in the world."
- Roberto Giobbi
"Avant Cards is an extraordinary work by an extraordinary card man. When you read this book don't go looking for something new, you will find that anyway. Instead, study this book to discover the qualities that make a truly great card man. I have seen Tom Gagnon work this material and it was a thrill to see expert sleight of hand executed with effortless ease. The effects were clean, astonishing and memorable. This book was written for all lovers of elegant card magic."
- Michael Vincent - Magic Circular
"Thumbs up for Tom Gagnon's long awaited card magic compendium. When it is all said and done, this new book by Tom Gagnon has been well worth the wait. I know I am not alone in anticipating and all of his future contributions to the literature of card conjuring."
- Jason England - Magic Magazine
"The Gagnon Spread Control is one of the best new sleights I have come across in years. The creative applications by Tom Gagnon are fascinating. And this is only one section of the book you don't want to miss: Avant-Cards!"
- Denis Behr