Pierre Adrien is the creator of this week’s featured Cartoon Hangover film, “Chair Amie”, a nightmarish take on the ‘morning after’. The film has incited extreme responses from CH viewers and understandably so - it is graphic, raw, surreal and frightening. Read on to learn more about Pierre and be sure to check out his blog and take a look at his sketches and concept art. A-stonishing stuff.
Cartoon Hangover: Where did you study animation?
Pierre Adrien: In the school Emile Cohl, in Lyon (France)
CH: Who are your favorite artists?
CH: What gave you the idea for “Chair Amie”?
PA: The influence of my favorite artists and my dependence on my coffee maker.
CH: What techniques did you use to animate it?
PA: I used the traditional techniques (papers and pencil), and then the software Photshop and After Effect for the colorization and the special effects.
CH: Are you working on anything new you can tell us about?
PA: I am working on several personal animated projects (a short-movie about the changes caused by aging and a music video about the life of Ned Kelly, the last bushranger).
CH: What is the worst date you’ve ever had?
PA: The morning when I woke up in the streets of Madrid, lost, without money, not able to speak Spanish, after a night heavy drinking…
CH: Favorite drink?
PA: Belgian beer
CH: Favorite swear?
PA: Baltringue… (pronunciation : baaaltring)
CH: You watch your mouth! I kid. I don’t know what that means.
Thanks for the interview, Pierre. You can watch “Chair Amie” right here on Cartoon Hangover. If you can stomach it