Paul Tomas Harris
is an inventor
, and writer
. Described by the magic magazine Genii
(December 1996) as "the most innovative magic mind of our day," Harris is listed in Magic magazine
(August 1999) as one of "the 100 who shaped the art in America".
He has invented many original tricks including: "Linking playing cards", "Bizarre twist", "a solid deck", a torn and restored card effect, coins materializing from mirrors, a card that appears to turn ninety degrees when pushed into the pack, and a torn and restored quarter.
Magic magazine (August 1999) states that "the feats of astonishments that Paul creates and teaches are in the repertoires of a multitude of working pros".
Harris has performed at the Dunes Hotel and at other locations on the Las Vegas Strip
and was a technical advisor for David Blaine
's Magic Man
and Street Magic
TV shows. He also contributed writing to the 1987 film Nice Girls Don't Explode
, which starred Starring Michelle Meyrink, William O'Leary, Wallace Shawn, James Nardini, and Margot Gray—with special appearances by Dana Betz and Keith Knauer.
In 2007, his effect 'LadyBug' won 3rd place in The Magic Woods Awards for Best Trick 2007.