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Who is Tom Gagnon?

As a noted close-up magician, Tom Gagnon has written and illustrated numerous books that include such hits as Avant-Cards and Too Hot for the Devil. As an artist, Tom Gagnon has illustrated such classics as The Lost Inner Secrets (The Vernon Chronicles Volume One), More Lost Inner Secrets (The Vernon Chronicles, Volume Two), Further Inner Secrets (The Vernon Chronicles, Volume Three), The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings, The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner, The New York Symposium--Collection Three, Ken Krenzel's Close-up Impact, The Tipnician by Bob Chesbro, Hole Flight by Harvey Rosenthal, Fork Full of Appetizers, Volume One, Fork Full of Appetizer, Volume Two, The Riser Repertoire (MUM Magazine), Larry Jenning's Neoclassic, as well as numerous sets of lecture notes.

Quote "It has been said that paging through a book illustrated by Tom Gagnon is like perusing a magical photo album. Each of the illustrations is like a snapshot that captures the true essence of a magical effect. Gagnon's ground-breaking use of shadows in his illustrations, attention to detail, and overall dedication to his craft have earned him the reputation as one of magic's most sought after illustrators," Chuck Romano, p. 172, The Art of Deception.

Besides being a noted illustrator, many of Tom's routines and sleights have been published in conjuring books and periodicals , including Genii, The New Tops, MAGIC, The Trapdoor, Epoptica, The Blueprint, The Chronicles, and the Magic Circular.

In addition to having his effects featured in magic periodicals, many of Tom Gagnon's creations have also been published in books such as Card Cavalcade Four, Coin Magic, T.V. Rising Cards, Fork Full of Appetizers, The New York Magic Symposium-Collection Three, Card Finesse Two, and Louis Tannen's "New Stars of Magic" series (Radical Rebound), Volume 2, Number 3.

Awards include: Award of Special Merit (1995) from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, MVP Award (1999), Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic (FFFF), and the Magic Circle's Cecil Lyle Award (2006).