INTERVIEW BY JULIEN MOREL, TRANSLATED BY PAULINE EIFERMAN
Remember the things you drew when you were ten years old? The weird animals, the people with big noses, the goofy monsters, and copious dicks and turds? Those were really good. You shouldn’t have stopped drawing that stuff.
The three Bordeaux, France-based guys from the Edrem art collective never stopped drawing that stuff, and look how good they’ve gotten at it. They’re a gazillion times better than you were when you were a kid. So that’s it. They win.
Vice: Did you choose the name Edrem because it’s merde spelled backward?
Oh shit. Yeah, we did. It sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Yep. Which one of you drew the one called Prout [fart]?
I drew that one. Fart jokes are the best. It’s a bit sad, but that’s how it goes.
Did you hate school?
Oh yeah. We weren’t good students. We were not clever or serious enough.
Why do I feel like you guys are a bunch of scary weirdos?
Because we completely are.
Why do you only use black and white?
It’s more efficient than pink and green.
Do you ever draw for girls, like to seduce them?
Sure. How the hell do you think we ever get girlfriends?
What exactly inspires you?
Watching the news, reading the financial press, and following the American stock market. Those are all big sources of inspiration.
Does it piss you off when we say that your drawings are really cute?
No, we love it.
And what would be your reply to someone who would venture to say that your drawings are “totally awesome” and/or “radical”?
It would be something along the lines of, “Thanks, dude.”
See tons of these at edrem.blogspot.com