My name is Patrick Cornelis.
Art and drawing have been a part of my life from the very beginning. The studydirections at school as well as my professional career have been heavily influenced by it.
After an art-driven education I went to college at Saint-Luc in Gent where I got my degree in Advertising and Communication. Quickly I realised a profession as an independant graphic desinger was the way to go for me.
This activity as an independant designer forced me to push the love of drawing to the background but since a few years I rediscoverd the passion and it hit me with the force of a vulcanic eruption. And it hasnít let me go since.
Although I had several projects I worked on through the years there was always something that was... off. Either I didnít like the work I did on it or the story didnít really suit me or some other excuse.
With ĎVirus: primary infectioní I finally found a project I was ready to go for. Like a possessed I began developping the story and organized a kickstarter. My story and foremost my realistic style of drawing got picked up by the investorcommunity and half a year later my first graphic novel was available in the shops !!!
The second episode 'Highborn' was released on the 13th of october 2017.
In 2018, several publications followed such as Virus 3: Absolute Power, De Huivering, Verbonden Zielen and the art book Mortinfernum.
It didnít stop thereÖ in 2019 De Huivering 2 was released and I got the commission the do a remake of a Rode Ridder album by de Standaard Uitgeverij.
I also worked on several movie projects and conceptstudies.
Photography © Jeroen Hanselaer