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THE MYSTERY BOX

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Andrew Mayne

Coconut Creek, Fl

Age
110
Years in Magic
111

Andrew Mayne is considered one of magic's most prolific creators. His magic; ranging from close-up to grand illusion has been featured on television and stages around the world.


What advice would you give to new performers just starting today?

Don't be afraid to be different and to put more of yourself into your magic. Who you are as a performer is a sum of the things that interest you and inspire you. Look outside magic for inspiration and you'll stand out.

What is your creative process - how do you come up with new effects and ideas?

I think a lot in the terms of comics and graphic novels. If I could just invent something without a method, what would it look like? How would it be interesting?

For example: If you could turn yourself invisible would you just do that? Or would you step out of the room and then walk back inside unseen and knock things over, read sealed documents, etc. From a storytelling perspective, the second way is far more interesting.

Which artists have inspired you the most in your work thus far?

David Copperfield, Chris Kenner, Jim Steinmeyer, Paul Harris, Don Wayne, David Williamson, Steve Martin, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Joel Hodgson, Rudy Coby, James Cameron, Ridley Scott....

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