Located in Las Vegas Nevada, Patrick Kun has become the driving force behind some of the biggest names in magic. We had the chance to ask Patrick a few questions about his success and on what’s to come in the near future.
(Gaffguy) Patrick, can you please give our readers a little background on yourself?
(Patrick) Sure, Jeremy. In the past 4 years, I have been largely involved in the magic communities from performing and creating a modern visual style of magic. I’ve consulted for David Copperfield, Cyril, Troy, Darcy Oake and more. Besides my magic career, I also have a graphic design degree from Iowa State University. Both are my passion and they have worked together quite nicely in my path.
(Gaffguy) Many people know you for your eye-popping magic. But you have also released a deck of cards called Mirage. Was it a different experience releasing a deck of cards as opposed to magic releases?
(Patrick) It’s definitely a different experience to release something physical that isn’t a magic DVD. It was my first step to creating a product, a product that even layman can appreciate. I can’t express how amazing it is to see my drawing becoming alive and seeing everyone using them! It was a good challenge to me to do this project because not only did I have to learn how to design playing cards, but I had to also learn how to film, market, do photography, and hopefully sell them.
I hope to do more projects like this as well and expand beyond just magic in the near future.
(Gaffguy) The Mirage Deck sold out pretty quickly. Are there any plans for a second print run?
(Patrick) Yes, the 2nd edition or Dawn edition is on the way. I just got the decks today and they turned out amazing! The color, the tuck case, everything. I can’t be happier about it. This deck is also marked. Shhhh…
I hope to release these by the end of this August! Can’t wait to share this with everyone.
(Gaffguy) What would you say some your main influences are in magic today?
(Patrick) A lot of my new material is being influenced a lot by TV and special effects. I always try to recreate magic to make it visual and modern. I love taking classic plots and apply them in a different way that everyone can understand. Before this, I used to focus so much on sleight of hands that I forgot about the impact on the audience. If you notice, my magic is a lot stronger and focused less on the method. Simplicity is the key.
(Gaffguy) Are you working on any new releases? If so care to give us a quick overview?
(Patrick) I have a new effect called Breach which is my bill split effect that you may have seen on my Instagram. It will be released through Penguin Magic soon. It’s probably one of the most visual and easiest effects I’ve ever created. You will love this.
(Gaffguy) Yes, I have seen Breach and can’t wait to purchase it. So visual!
(Gaffguy) It always makes me happy when I see you posting from different countries all over the world. Is that a byproduct of magic or do you just love to travel the world?
(Patrick) Most of my traveling is related to magic. Ever since I’ve been consulting for TV or performing, I get to travel from Asia to South America to Europe. Couldn’t ask for anything more. But I do enjoy traveling so it’s a win-win for me. I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
(Gaffguy) Out of all of your magic releases, which one do you enjoy performing the most and why?
(Patrick) I would say my anniversary waltz effect called VOW. It should be released in the near future and is something I carry with me all the time. It has a great meaning, great visual, and leaves them with an impossible souvenir that they can remember you by. I love effects like this, that they can tell story after.
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