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The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the cast of Back to the Future! (November 2018):
https://www.trurodaily.com/living/truro-area-man-meets-back-to-the-future-cast-members-257943/

The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for a childhood hero, the man behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch, who is retiring after 50 years. (Caroll Spinney’s Dad is also from New Brunswick!) He gave me an actual Big Bird feather, a gift to treasure forever. (October 2018):
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/
https://www.trurodaily.com/news/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/

The Amazing Mr. J writes a tribute to the music, and magic, of Stan Rogers (StanFest 20th Anniversary – June 2016):
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2016/6/3/stanfest-it-really-is-magic-time-4548987.html

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Back to the Future’ Magic Party for Parkinsons! (Charity event – October 2015):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/back-to-the-future-fundraiser-truro-1.3279619
https://www.facebook.com/events/510891619073396/
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2015/10/18/how-time-mcflies-4313525.html
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20151019/281539404802587

“Mike Robinson and The Amazing Mr. J show, hosted by Lenore Zann” (April 2015)

“Music & Magic fundraiser for Mental Health” (April 2015)

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Music & Magic for Mental Health’ (Charity event – April 2015):
http://www.trurodaily.com/living/2015/4/19/music-and-magic-for-mental-health-4117002.html

The Amazing Mr. J interviewed at Billy Joel concert (Québec City newspaper, front page, July 2014):
http://www.journaldequebec.com/2014/07/11/une-vingtaine-dheures-de-route-pour-voir-billy-joel

The Amazing Mr. J – CTV interview at Billy Joel concert (July 2014):
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1910510   (The Amazing Mr. J interviewed at 2:14)

The Amazing Mr. J meets Prince Charles & Camilla (May 2014):
http://www.ngnews.ca/news/local/2014/5/19/pictou-countys-royal-showcase-3730739.html

The Amazing Mr. J – Houdini Séance performance, atop Citadel Hill, Halifax NS (Hallowe’en 2013):
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW9Vknwm-dc

Mr. J’s Houdini Séance Articles:
http://www.thecoast.ca/TheScene/archives/2013/10/31/blinded-me-with-sance
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harry-houdini-summoned-at-halifax-seance-1.2325688
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1163519-halifax-s-history-with-houdini-the-naked-truth
http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2013/10/official-word-from-halifax-houdini.html

The Amazing Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den (2013)
Halifax audition: http://polargrizz.tumblr.com/post/45125821752/dragons-den-auditions-halifax-2013

Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den Articles:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/community/halifax/1130606-mister-j-and-the-dragons
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/911242-truro-magician-to-practise-on-dragons
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20130221/281762741663163
“Truro Resident on Dragons’ Den This Fall” (March 2013)
“Truro Man Auditions for Dragons’ Den” (February 2013)

Following a successful publishing deal with CBC Dragon Kevin O’Leary, you can read The Amazing Mr. J’s story in Kevin’s #1 International Bestselling Book- ‘Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money’ (pgs 123-133):
https://books.google.ca/books?id=uXnqAQAAQBAJ&pg=PT124&lpg=PT124&dq=David+Johnston+magician&source=bl&ots=r1k4nsmbQ-&sig=mPvyZh6q4I27QgODQGQeOanYsZA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKpKaeg9XTAhVF7IMKHQcnBUk4ChDoAQgoMAE#v=onepage&q=David%20Johnston%20magician&f=false

The Amazing Mr. J (at 0:04)- Reveen TV commercial (November 2012):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqmb3Jwlc-I

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The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

'Snapd Dartmouth' posted about our Woodlawn Library Magic of Reading show! Super fun time (the auditorium was filled to capacity!), with FREE Mr. J Grandway Comics given to all! if you were one of the ones sadly turned away (the tickets for this event sold out in three minutes!), you can still get Amazing Mr. J's magic Grandway Comic FREE (!) at all Mr. J's future magic birthday shows! We also saluted Nova Scotian cartoonist Owen McCarron, and Stan Lee. Keep reading books, and following your dreams, friends...remember, "Readers are leaders!" :)The amazing David Jolly (Mr. J as he's more widely known) visited Woodlawn Public Library today and wowed his adoring audience for an entire hour with his magic tricks, his wonderful engagement with the kids, and his witty humour! Some other things that accompanied his act were live animals, balloon shapes for the kids to take home, and last but not least, he was also accompanied by Derek Jessome & Jeff Knot from Grandway Comics who were there to showcase their new comic "Grand Adventures" written and created by them! Every kid who came to the magic show left with a free copy of "Grand Adventures" and they also left with great magical memories provided by Mr. J! ... See MoreSee Less

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How do YOU like your PIZZA? How about with some MAGIC?? The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for all-ages LIVE at the Lower Sackville BOSTON PIZZA, Friday March 22nd, 12:00pm noon to 1:00pm! (Arrive early to get a table!) Live entertainment for your soul, and tasty food for your belly! A magic combo just for YOU!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The March Break MAGIC continues! We had OVER 500 people (!) at Halifax Central Library on Monday, celebrating The Magic of Reading!! (Everyone received a FREE first edition copy of GRANDWAY COMICS' all-new 'AMAZING MR. J #1' magic comic!) Guess what! YOU can still join in the MAGIC FUN! FREE public shows and Mr. J comics at Bedford Library (Wednesday at 2:30pm), and Woodlawn Libary in Dartmouth (Thursday, 2:30pm). Meet the GRANDWAY COMICS Team, and get some autographs for your comics! LAUGH at Mr. J's jokes, and be BAFFLED by his magic! (Or, you can laugh at Mr. J's MAGIC, and be BAFFLED by his jokes!) Either way, see you there, Magic Friends! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Lookin' for somethin' to do with your kiddies on March Break? How about a FREE MAGIC SHOW, and a FREE copy of the ALL-NEW AMAZING MR. J comic?? Fun GUARANTEED! Yours truly and GRANDWAY COMICS are celebrating 'The Magic of Reading', along with the life of STAN LEE! All this week, it's a once in a lifetime experience: 'The Merry Marvel Magic Show'...and YOU'RE invited!! SEE! LIVE ANIMALS, and super fun MAGIC for ALL-AGES! HEAR! Stories of Mr. J performing magic for Stan The Man himself! TOUCH! (The future!!) As Nova Scotia's own GRANDWAY COMICS creators will be live in-person, as we all look forward to the FUTURE with Grandway's exciting ALL-NEW characters and comics...all in the style of the old-fashioned FUN you remember growing up! You can meet Derek and Jeff live in person, and pick up their soon-to-be-famous first issues! Show Dates as follows:
-Monday March 18th: 11:00am, Halifax Central Library (BIG show in the giant Paul O'Regan Hall...arrive early to get a good seat!)
-Tuesday March 19th: 1:00pm, Musquodoboit Harbour Library
-Wednesday March 20th: 2:30pm, Bedford Library
-Thursday March 21st: 2:30pm, Woodlawn Library in Dartmouth
See you there, friends! As Stan would say: "This is the Big One! Excelsior!!"
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**BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, FRIENDS!!** Would you like YOUR CHILD to be *excited* about reading? Would you like to see them exercise their minds with fun word games, learning magic secrets, challenging puzzles, along with inspiring their imagination? Well, THE AMAZING MR. J MAGIC COMIC BOOK is HERE!! And it's FREE! (Just for YOU personally, of course...because naturally, YOU are awesome!!) It's jam-packed with stories and activities, and thanks to the creative wizards at Nova Scotia's own Grandway Comics, you can get your magic-lovin' hands on this all-new, collectable, original, and exclusive comic at ALL future live Mr. J Magic Shows! Plus, copies also available FREE at Strange Adventures Comic Bookshop locations too. Why the new comic? Well, in celebration of 20 years (performing 'Nationwide Since 1999!'), this is a special prize give-back for YOU! As a lifelong reader, this has been a passion project too. PLUS! You'll have MORE chances than ever to catch a FREE public magic performance over March Break, with Mr. J performing throughout the Maritimes (stay tuned for March Break show dates!) And did I mention the new FREE Amazing Mr. J Comic Book is dedicated to my Mom & Dad (who bought me Marvel Fun & Games #1 in 1979, 40 years ago) and also dedicated to the late Halifax cartoonist Owen McCarron, who DREW that very 1979 comic! You'll also notice the comic cover is an homage to a certain famous STAN LEE creation as well. ;) Again, The MR. J MAGIC COMIC BOOK comes to you in partnership with the gracious gang at Grandway Comics, who have lots of amazing original super-titles of their own (that will keep your child's imagination working wonders!) Thanks for your support, friends, and see you over March Break for some new live magic shows, and some good old-fashioned comic book fun. As Stan the Man always says: Excelsior!! #magic #magician #GrandwayComics #StrangeAdventures #reading #StanLee #Excelsior ... See MoreSee Less

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YOUR MAGICIAN to the STARS!

The Amazing Mr. J performs for celebrities at VIP events, and loves sharing stories! He’s faced the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, entertained for CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Lionel Richie, Natalie MacMaster, NHL stars, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee, and many more!

“HOW the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!” – Stan Lee, Toronto, August 2010