“The image has to read on the first glance” – Interview with illustrator Mohith Mohano

Self portrait by Mohith Mohano

This is the first of a series of interviews with artists, illustrators and creatives. Mohith Mohano is an illustrator and designer based in Kochi. He’s had a fantastic year designing illustrations for movies and TV shows like Rocket Boys, Thallumala, Ankahi Kahaniya and Thurakmukham . In another life he was an architect who then quit to follow his passion for art and storytelling. The following is the transcript of a phone conversation. Edited for clarity Background How did you become an illustrator? I always wanted a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts but my parents told me I wouldn’t get a job if I did a BFA. So I did the next best thing. I didn’t want to to go to Engineering college so I did architecture…

I’m still here

Minus the scruff

Err…it’s been a while since you last heard from me. Yes, I’m alive and well. I quit my corporate job in Austin, TX about this time last year and moved back to India for good shortly after. What have I been doing you ask? Prepare for an entirely more detailed answer than you were hoping for Why did I quit? People tell me that it was a courageous thing to do, to leave behind a life of comfort and stability in America and voluntarily come back to India to live a life of uncertainty. In my mind, it wasn’t really a choice. It was inevitable. By most measures I was doing well in the corporate world and in life. I had a good job, I…

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