Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir
Written and illustrated by Idígoras

Just a couple of words, well... maybe more.

I am pleased to have been asked to write a few words about Angel's exceptional work for many reasons but most of all because... I envy him! I really wish I could draw that way!
I first become acquainted with Angel's caricatures through the books that Laura Avilés has published. These books were filled with amazingly unique caricatures of magicians (including myself). They were so good that they inspired me to give up drawing! In Italy we hace a saying when someone is not very good a drawing that goes "He cannot trace an 'O' with a glass!". Angel is certainly the opposite. He can draw the "O" WITHOUT the glass.
Magic is a fascinating art because it envolves sleight of hand and sleight of mind as well. It touches the heart as well as the soul in that it simulates emotions that involve the audience. Other arts are also magical to me in the same way, like a Van Gogh painting, a Vivaldi concerto for violin and the caricatures that Angel has drawn and collected between these two covers. You cannot enjoy them without feeling amused and amazed.
He has a gift that trylu lifts your spirits and brings a smile to your face.
With just a few lines, Angel is able to capture the heart and soul of the person he's drawing. This is magic. His art is a striking example of what a man can accomplish when he has enthusiasm for an idea and the talent to bring it to life.
More than just a book of beautiful art, although this alone would be more than enough, the book you are holding is made in such a way that it can be used to do a magic trick or two. Isn't this a brillian idea?
Angel, I have changed my hairstyle and cut off my beard... I think it is time for a new caricature of me! My compliments to a most talented artist! Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

Aldo Colombini.