Roddy McGhie on Why He Left Penguin Magic & What's Next

After six years, Roddy McGhie is leaving Penguin to launch something totally new.

Roddy McGhie on Why He Left Penguin Magic & What's Next
Roddy McGhie

Just over six years ago, I went from a high-stress job in social care to creating tricks for one of the biggest companies in magic. How did that happen?

I was a part-time performer at the time, but I also created a bunch of effects to use in my close-up. I released a few of these through Full52 and was delighted they were well received. I then decided to release my effect named Little Door on my own. It was a huge gamble, but it paid off, and that’s when Penguin magic came knocking, and it changed my life forever.