A bi-monthly publication by Gordon Bean and William Goodwin
Finally! The magic publication that you have been waiting for is here, and it was definitely worth the wait. What other magic publication can offer contributions from magicians like Stewart James, Phil Goldstein, Roy Walton, Ray Kosby, Michael Weber, Guy Hollingworth, John Carney and Allan Ackerman (and that list is just from the first two issues!). Bill and Gordon promise future offerings from Lee Asher, Simon Aronson, John Bannon, Ernest Earick, Bob Farmer, Chris Korn and Mark Setteducati just to name a few. Each bi-monthly issue of Penumbra is handsomely produced and printed on glossy, 8.5" by 11" paper.
Issue Two - July/August 2002
- Pinkerton's Ladies by Roy Walton - The gradual card change as only Roy Walton could do it!
- Mismatched by Ray Kosby - with a wave of the hand a matchbook turns inside out!
- Don't Judge/Internal Script by Michael Weber - Mismatched gets the "Weber treatment."
- Recollected Collectors by Guy Hollingworth - Guy's direct handling the classic Collectors plot
- Bits by John Carney - the magician keeps his promise by squeezing a silver dollar and turning it into "four quarters."
- One Good Winner by Allan Ackerman - King Brand with a new twist!
- Corner Kick by Gordon Bean - the performer saves his trick by changing an indifferent card with a detached corner change into the selection!
- Acorns progress - Roy Walton
- Mirrorskill - Harrison Kaplan
- The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther - Cushing Strout
- Ear Candy - Nathan Kranzo
- Deja Vu Cut - Chris Randall
- Slap - Shahin Zarkesch & Bill Goodwin
- Constellation Prize - Justin Hanes
- A.M. - Norman Gilbreath
- The Card of Fortune - Andrew Galloway
- The Queens - Bill Goodwin
- The Sound Of One Coin Clinking shows David Gripenwaldt setting as unlikely goal an impromptu, hands-off visual and bumping into an intriguing new concept.
- Perfect Order show Shoot Ogawa examining the strong Triumph handling he recently published in Genii and finding an additional, unexpected bonus lurking inside.
- Roy Walton's Triple Alliance, meanwhile, shows the master pasteboard-composer returning to a favorite theme�the use of the classic pass to create an effect otherwise out of reach. (Past examples of his explorations are issue 2's Pinkerton's Ladies, and issue 7's Acorn's Progress.)
- Speaking of acorns, Ron Wohl's treatise Color Shuffles�which will conclude in our next issue�shows an idea growing from its most elemental form into a thicket of sturdy, advanced structures. Readers of Ibidem, one of the great magazines of the last century, will find distinct echoes of similarly detailed studies published there by Ravelli of Switzerland�a correspondence that becomes less surprising with the knowledge that Ravelli and Wohl are one and the same.