Prepare to smile, smirk and laugh at this collection of classic “Is this your card?” revelations in Michael Varma’s latest cartoon book, 101 Amateur Magicians.


Most magicians start their careers working in other professions, practicing their craft on unsuspecting friends, family and the ultimate captive audience: customers. The opportunities for “Is this your card?” reveals are endless — and hilarious.


Whether brave, bold or brash, the wannabe magicians depicted here consistently hit the quirky-humor mark. It’s often said the faster you laugh, the faster you heal. And that’s the best trick of all.