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The Magician
Trav Nash's Magician has quite the disappearing act.

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Have you ever wanted to just disappear? Australian artist and comedian Trav Nash knows just how you feel.

A casual yet paranoid style pervades Nash’s illustrations of creatures perpetually caught in the act of being startled by something just over their shoulders. Is it us?

The Magician may be as sketchy as a typical member of the demimonde, but he’s obviously not without genuine talent. With a twitchy, subversive gesture of his scrawny fingers, the beaky creature goggles his eyes, devolves into a mystical spiral, and vanishes into his magical top hat, to the presumed wild applause of everyone he leaves behind—or at least the 486 who’ve liked and reblogged it since its posting a week ago.

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