“David is one of my favorite creators in the whole of the magic world. He has an uncanny ability to streamline and simplify effects whilst making them incredibly powerful and multilayered. Many of the tricks I perform in my working sets have been his creations. His material is strong, commercial and incredibly well structured. David’s Penguin Live is destined to become one of the best the platform has ever seen.” -Craig Petty
“David invents the kind of magic I love performing. Smart plots, fun methods and diabolically fooling material!” -Adam Wilber
“I just love everything David’s mind comes up with. I love practical, clever methods and he has a very unique way of combining those to create some amazing effects!” -Titanas
“I’m a big fan of David’s creations. They are always clever, commercial and surprisingly simple to do. He not only creates effects that instantly capture your audience, but his easy to follow and in-depth teaching style is a pleasure to watch. If you have an opportunity to learn from David, take it and thank me later!” -Peter Nardi
“I’ve seen hundreds of lectures over the years, but only saw a mere handful who know how to lecture – David is part of that elite group. His material, scripting, sequencing and originality are superb!” -Anthony Darkstone
“David is one of the most clever creators today! His releases are now in the repertoire of many performers worldwide and I am sure you will find many gems in his lecture!” -Luca Volpe
“Very few people can create the sheer volume of unique effects David has; but the thing that stands out to me about his work is that everything is extremely streamlined, without sacrificing impact. If you’re looking for powerful and interesting magic, regardless of your skill level, this lecture is one that you don’t want to miss!” -Dee Christopher
What will he teach?
Strange Dice- A wonderful self-working match up style effect with flash cards that concludes with a shocking prediction to tie it all together.
FLIX- Three shows are selected from a watch list of Netflix’s highest rated series. You open your Netflix app and show that the titles they chose are the most recent ones you watched! You will learn a very cool force that you can use across all your magic as well as a neat revelation using the Netflix app.
The Drinking Game- Three business cards with mystery drinks written on them are mixed and handed to each person. They make all the decisions, yet your isolated prediction matches in a surprising and very humorous way!
Ideal Meal- An engaging routine about the fun and relatable topic of food where you predict the four course meal that a participant ultimately selects. You will learn a brand new approach to a classic principle with applications that extend beyond this one effect.
Clue: Case Closed– A very clean and fooling take on the classic murder mystery plot using authentic Clue game cards! They freely name any suspect, weapon and location and the evidence shows their instincts were 100% spot on!
You Know (UNO)- A mind-boggling mentalism routine using UNO cards that enhances an underused principle to create an unbelievable hands-off effect that is somehow self-working!
Sovereign Sandwich- David’s go-to magician fooler! It’s a sandwich effect where THEY genuinely shuffle the deck and discover their signed card ends up between the two black kings – exactly where you said it would be! You will learn gimmicked and ungimmicked versions, as well as some new touches that make this gem even stronger!
Feeling Lucky- Most people use playing cards to play games, gamblers use them to try to win money and magicians to do tricks… this fantastic hands-off routine combines all three in a way that will surprise, amuse and completely amaze you! It’s a powerhouse routine with a shockingly clever, self-working method that you will absolutely love.
Creativity Crash Course- David pulls back the curtain and guides you through a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough of how to create an effect – from the initial idea all the way through the final refinements. The advice and techniques taught will not only spark your creativity, but will also help improve your existing routines.
Who is he?
David Jonathan has quickly emerged as a star creator, having worked directly with the biggest companies in the industry to produce best-selling effects. His signature style is to mix mentalism & mental magic with relatable topics and engaging props.
David has received many notable accolades in recent years, including being awarded Creator of The Year by MagicTV, winning Trick of The Year at the Penguin Magic Awards & The Magic Cafe (for SNAPS) and he was most recently presented Lecture of The Year by Alakazam Magic.
In his very first Penguin Live, David will be teaching incredible effects coupled with very clever methods that are practical, deceptive and can be done by any skill level!