Iconic Comic Book Covers Recreated With Balloons


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This is ‘Balloon Heroes’ a series of iconic comic book covers recreated in balloon form by ballon-twisting wizard Phileas Flash. In his own words while I make another round of the office and tell everyone not to go grocery shopping on Saturday between the hours of 10AM and 11AM because I mean it when I say I don’t want to see their faces this weekend.

These balloon sculptures are larger than life (fitting in a 10 foot by 10-foot space) and take many days to make

After I finished the main sculpture I use photoshop to add in the lettering (which are un-inflated balloons with wire inside). I’m just learning the program, so forgive any mistakes. I tried to keep digital manipulation to a minimum, so what you are seeing is mainly just latex and air (renewable resources). The balloons I use are all biodegradable and responsibly disposed of, so these sculptures were also super environmentally friendly.

Impressive work, Phileas Flash, IF THAT’S EVEN YOUR REAL NAME. “It is.” Oh okay. I met a guy a couple weekends ago who tried to tell me his name was Rex and I told him there was no way his parents named him after a dinosaur so he pulled out his wallet and showed me his license. “And?” His name wasn’t Rex. “You were right!” It was Triceratops.

Keep going for four more.

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Thanks to Joseph A, who promised to hire Phileas for my next birthday party, which I’m going to hold him to. I want a balloon pirate hat and a sword!



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