Simon Black is a young magician and sleight of hand artist from downtown Chicago, IL. Hailing from the birthplace of intimate close-up magic, Simon's unique style combines his love of dexterous playing card techniques with his passion for performance art, resulting in a display that is attractive, deceptive, and entertaining to lay people and magicians alike, but for very different reasons. Simon possesses an incredibly intense origin story, as he was hit by a car and broke his femur when he was fourteen years old. Bedridden for over two months, he used almost all of his time to practice the art of magic. As a result, he progressed extraordinarily rapidly, and continues to uphold his zealous practice regimen to this day.