Comic Book Covers Recreated Using Balloons

Sometimes comic book covers are paintings created by guest artists, other times the covers feature finely detailed full color pen and ink panels, but they don't do nearly enough baloon sculpture covers.

Or I guess you would call it a "photo of a balloon sculpture cover", but at any rate these recreated covers by Phileas Flash made me smile.

His whimsical recreations of classic covers of issues like The Fantastic Four #1, Batman: The Killing Joke and Superman vs. Muhammad Ali are surprisingly detailed and very pop.

Here's more from Phileas on his "Balloon Heroes" project:

Over the last few months, I have been recreating classic comic book covers whenever I had time. These balloon sculptures are larger than life (fitting in a 10 foot by 10-foot space) and take many days to make. I even made had to make one in two sections (Superman vs Muhammed Ali) to allow me to visit New York in the middle of making it.

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.

See I Recreated Iconic Comic Book Covers Using Balloons here


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