Last week, Genii Online published two feature stories I've been working on for the past couple of months. First up is Discover Magic, an educational curriculum designed to teach kids lifelong social skills through magic tricks instead of the other way around. While there are plenty of magic programs that focus on making magicians, allowing social skills to flourish as a natural byproduct of what is inherently an empathetic art, Discover Magic puts confidence and communication skills at the forefront of their curriculum and turns the magic tricks into very pretty, custom-designed wrapping.
The second story to come out last week was my profile on Cynthia von Buhler, the highly talented multi-hyphenate artist and writer behind a new comic book called Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini. Issue 3 just hit comic book stores this month, with one final installment left in the series before the release of a Minky Woodcock graphic novel. It's published by Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime, the art is stunning, the story is compelling, and Cynthia von Buhler goes all the way down the rabbit hole on research so the Houdini elements (and plenty of other shocking characters) are true—mostly.