About

This site showcases some of my hand drawn illustrations and published short fiction.

All the pictures presented here have been created with pen on paper.  For the past few years, I’ve almost exclusively been preoccupied with the noir genre.  I know that life exists in shades of grey but I’ve opted to depict my pictures in the sharp contrast of black and white.   A while ago, I stumbled upon the stunning noir works of Frank Miller and Shawn Martinbrough and have been enamoured by this style ever since.

Composing fiction started as a technique to alleviate the boredom of my work commute.  Before long, I had written a few short stories.  Some have been published, some are still in search of a suitable home.  I typically write tales from the corporate world.  My first book – Peasants at a Party and Other Stories- a collection of short corporate fiction is now available for purchase on Amazon, Flipkart and all leading ecommerce websites.

– Sona Maniar