Virus: Highborn is the second episode of the apocalyptic zombieseries from the hand of Flemisch artist Patrick Cornelis.
A witch-cult uses an ancient magical book to visit other realms in search for more power. On one of those worlds something goes seriously wrong as they inadvertently release a dark entity. The barely make it back to earth unknowingly bringing the entity along with them. As soon as it arrives it starts infecting everything around it turning humans into brain-dead flesh-eating monsters. Sebastian, the last surviving warlock, forces Will, a man at the wrong place at the wrong time, to absorb the combined force of the warlocks before he dies from the infection. Will, who goes through life as Warlock now, runs with the book in his possession. He wanders the desolate world for months overwhelmed by grief over the loss of his son. Eventually he finds an ally and stumbles onto a small group of survivors who are in the middle of a massive zombie-attack! In the second episode a higher being is introduced into the fight against Saren. Warlock will learn his involvement with this universal high-power and will gain insight in how the magic that flows through his gains works and how to channel it. We lift the veil on the source of the infection that spreads the planet. In this second epic episode full of battle scenes and hordes of zombies Warlock and his team suffer losses and gain new allies but… nothing could prepare them for what happens when they finally have a showdown with Saren…
He released the first issue via his own publishing company Pangolin Comics. He is in the middle of crowdfunding the second issue Virus: Highborn.
You can read all about it on the crowdfundingplatform sandawe via this url:
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The release party + reception is scheduled for Friday 13 October and will feature some special guests. Among them will be Franky DSVD, the leadsinger of the metalband Channel Zero. More guests to be announced. Everyone who participates in the crowdfunding will get an invite.
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about the author Patrick Cornelis
Art and drawing have been apart of his life from the very beginning. The study directions at school as well as his professional career have been heavily influenced by it.
After an art-driven education he went to college at Saint-Luc in Gent where he got my degree in Advertising and Communication. Quickly he realised a profession as an independent graphic designer was the way to go.
This activity as an independent designer forced him to push the love of drawing to the background but since a year or to he rediscovered the passion and it hit him with the force of a volcanic eruption. And it hasn’t let him go since.
Although he had several projects he worked on through the years there was always something that was off. Either he didn’t like the work he did on it or the story didn’t really suit him or some other excuse.
With ‘Virus: primary infection’ he finally found a project he was ready to go for. Like a possessed he began developing the story and signed on to the crowdfundingwebsite Sandawe.com where he is trying to fund his second issue Virus: Highborn as well.