30 entries in Pen/Pencil / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Der magnetisierte Bleistift pencil lies off-balanced on fingers and erects, needle comes out of one end, also with wire in cigarette
Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 190
Ralph W. Read The Spirit Pencil pencil taps by itself
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Ralph W. Read Ascension rising stick/pencil on hand
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 694
Ralph W. Read The Impulse stick/pencil taps by itself
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 695
Unknown 7 kleine Tricks am Tisch
  • bet with matches
  • balancing a pencil
  • balancing three coins
  • balancing a glass on the table
  • coin penetrates filled beer glass and tabletop
  • magnetized cigarette
  • balancing a pencil, different method
Sep. 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 3
Ralph W. Read Tapping Pencil spectator feels "impulses" that still pencil makes
1945 My Best 184
Jimmy Sanders Perpetual Pencil bullet-type pencil with disk rolls on table until order is given
1945 My Best 185
Ralph W. Read Tapping Pencil spectator feels "impulses" that still pencil makes
Related to 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 259
Eddie Joseph The Mesmerized Swizzle Stick stick clings to hand, stick starts turning, also possible with pencil
1952 Tricks for Informal Occasions 4
Charlie Miller The Rising Pencil - Charlie Miller Rising pencil on palm
Related to 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 181
Karl Fulves Lines of Force pencil moves towards drawn magnet on paper, blowing
1977 The Magic Book 128
Gordon Hoener Grave's End automatic writing with a pencil, pencil breaks in two eventually
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1187
Unknown The Dancing Pencils gag
1979 Elastrix 17
Steve Beam Impromptu Pen Suspension
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 85
Unknown Die Katapult-Daumenspitze pen jumps out of hand (catapult thumb tip), as card location
Aug. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2) 74
Ray Grismer Gift of the Illuminati pencil and cards adhere to hand
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 262) 1307
Hen Fetsch Der emporsteigende Bleistift pencil moves up and down in bottle, thread
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 106
Unknown The Animated Pencil No. 8, pencil stands up on hand
1983 101 Psychic Tests 3
Michael Weber Buster pencil visibly breaks in two halves
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 46
Karl Fulves Helium glass covered with silk, pen or other items pushed in glass with silk shoot out again
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 2
Martin Gardner Hydrick's Bill Trick "four psychic tricks" No. 1
bill spins on needle under inverted glass tank, also spinning pencil on table
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 30
Karl Fulves Dating Game three names written on paper, one is the girlfriend, pencil on rubber band moves to answer questions
Related to
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin)
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 20
Unknown Rising Pencil pencil moves to stand upright on hand, brief
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 53
Simon Lovell Self-Writing Pen pen writes/moves by itself
1997 Simon Says! 222
Karl Fulves Suspender "Unsolved Mysteries"
pencil clings to hand, apparently held by other hand's first finger but when turned over the first finger is underneath pencil, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 233
Gene Raye Radar Coin pencil answers questions with sound in glass, glass in which billet is put in divined, secret sugar in glass, radar pencil
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 139
Jay Sankey Mightier than the Sword cap springs back onto pen as if it were magnetic, spectators cannot remove cap
  • The "Snapper" Move
2004 Sankey Unleashed 67
Mark Lewis, Johnny Neptune Spooky Pencil animated coin and pencil
  • The Coin Trick and the Spooky Pencil
  • The Pencil Rises in the Fist
  • The Pencil Moves Across the Hand
  • The Pencil Rises Across the Fingers
  • The Pencil Rises from the Bottle
2006 Marmaduke the Wonder Mouse 7
Barrie Richardson Mesmer's Pencil
  • Phase I - The Rise (pencil stands up on hand, small thread loop)
  • Phase II - The Heavy Pencil (spectator cannot lift pencil off the performer's hand)
  • Phase III - The Feather Test (variation of Phase II with feather on top, Chuck Smith idea)
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 13
Mike Pisciotta Proustian Omens stop trick using a falling Telekinetic Pen/Timber as stopping sign
2020 As Above, So Below 31