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Horror Ink Sketches – Zombies Rise

Horror Ink Sketches

From Ancient Greeks to the modern day, we’re fascinated by the undead.

As part of our horror countdown, we’re posting a lot of new ink sketches. Miguel was caught in a creative frenzy for a few days and created a ton! So many that I created a new category for them.

★ To see all of the Horror Ink Sketches, click here.

Origins of Zombies

“The Ancient Greeks may have been the first civilization terrorized by a fear of the undead. Archaeologists have unearthed many ancient graves which contained skeletons pinned down by rocks and other heavy objects, assumedly to prevent the dead bodies from reanimating.

Zombie folklore has been around for centuries in Haiti, possibly originating in the 17th century when West African slaves were brought in to work on Haiti’s sugar cane plantations. Brutal conditions left the slaves longing for freedom. According to some reports, the life—or rather afterlife—of a zombie represented the horrific plight of slavery.” [click here to read more]

Zombies Rise

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - The Dead Rise (Zombies)

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