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On 2013-01-27 16:55, cheeky wrote:
Cant find any release date on Pauls site, when does it ship out?


Once he has sold enough pre orders to fund the project !
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Good news guys...the release date is close...
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Oh that's just mean, the release date is close, what a vague statement

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I thinks the part that appeals to me the most is that NIX4 has sixteen moments of amazement. Just what I have been looking for.

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Only 16? Pah. I demand at least 18...

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On 2013-02-03 09:15, The Paranormalist wrote:
I thinks the part that appeals to me the most is that NIX4 has sixteen moments of amazement. Just what I have been looking for.

Franklin


An old girlfriend said that to me once. Not bragging but ....
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An old girlfriend said that to me once. Not bragging but ....
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An old girlfriend said that to me once. Not bragging but ....


16 ey... those were the days
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Good news for who?
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On 2013-01-27 16:55, cheeky wrote:
Cant find any release date on Pauls site, when does it ship out?


Once he has sold enough pre orders to fund the project !


Nope.

The book wasn't even announced until all the writing was done and final editing changes made. I have talked a long time with PB about the development and delivery of NIX4 and I know that before opening the pre-order he had already invested a significant amount of time and money on it (he hired me in my professional capacity as a technical illustrator to produce the internal artwork for the books at my industry rate, a cost which I know would make the eyes of most magic book producers pop). My understanding is that what is currently happening is delivery of the final production proof and then providing all is well, presumably, PB will press go [BUT DON'T HOLD ME TO THAT!].

Paul is a pal of mine but it was clear from the beginning that he wanted this handled as a full commercial project, not as a mate or a favour. I got a text draft to work with which had extensive editing notes on it - whoever handled that for him has done a very comprehensive job. He is printing it with the assistance of a high grade printer in the UK. If there are any delays at this point it is because Paul is an exacting client (unfortunately for me) and wants everything to be right, more so with a limited release like this than on anything else (this is the impression I got at least!).

Paul isn't one of the guys who hypes, waits for the money and then bungs out a duff manuscript. NIX4 has been cooking for a long time even before I came in on it last year and I hope you guys think it is worth the wait.

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Phill.. How many drawings in total? Will Paul let you post your fav one as a "sneak peak?"
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There are around 75 I think, although a few of them are just of envelopes or the like so useful for visualising the effect but not terribly artistic. The effect isn't really technically demanding but it does require good blocking and you have to really understand the flow of it - we talked a long time about how to best show it on the page so everyone will understand.

Probably my favourite is this sequence that shows the optimal way to fold up and tear off a piece of paper from a pad. It isn't a magic technique in any way, but Paul was insistent that it was THE BEST WAY to do it (?!). We shot a whole load of photos to explore how to show it and I kept asking "Er, you're SURE you want me to draw all these steps?"

Pretty much everything is explained in this detail.

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For me, Paul is a great thinker and therefore I didn't hesitate to get in on this; Especially if there's only 200 made.

Looking forward to receiving mine.
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I think I figured out how it's done.

I can't say much on an open forum, but I do believe it involves the monkey from Mind, Myth, and Magick.
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On 2013-02-04 17:49, phillsmiff wrote:


Probably my favourite is this sequence that shows the optimal way to fold up and tear off a piece of paper from a pad. It isn't a magic technique in any way, but Paul was insistent that it was THE BEST WAY to do it (?!). We shot a whole load of photos to explore how to show it and I kept asking "Er, you're SURE you want me to draw all these steps?"

Pretty much everything is explained in this detail.


Having reviewed the drawing... I concur with Paul.... He has stumbled upon the best way to tear paper from a pad.

On a separate note.... Having read the description a couple of times I take it this routine can't be split into pieces to be woven in amongst a bigger set.

Any chance of a front cover peak?
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There's a monkey in mind myth magick??? I'll have to reread it.
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On 2013-02-05 10:53, Atticus R. Cane wrote:
I think I figured out how it's done.

I can't say much on an open forum, but I do believe it involves the monkey from Mind, Myth, and Magick.
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On 2013-02-04 10:34, parmenion wrote:
Good news for who?


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The cover is pretty much the same as the one on the NIX4 site http://www.paulbrook.co.uk/heknows/nix4.html but with some minor alignment changes that no normal human will ever see.

I did make sure that the first load of proofs I sent him had his name as Paul Brookes, because he loves that and I am a super good friend ;-)
There are some additional chapter heading bits and pieces that are pretty cool, and a few little flourishes here and there, but that is it. It should be good, I know a lot of work has gone into it (Mainly from PB himself). I saw him perform it at a private gig in 2011 after what I think was already a long period of development - we have discussed it a fair bit since then so he has been working it and working on it since then at least.

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Still waitin ....
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