Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dan Dreiberg - The Nite Peep

"The Nite Peep", Briana Esparza, DVC
Easter 2015 has come and gone and The Washington Post's (in)famous Peeps show has melted into oblivion with entries from "The Assasination of Peepraham Lincoln" to "White House Trespeepers." 

Between the sticky pages, the literary entries in Minnesota's Twincities contest featured "Moby Dick" and a "Doctor Peepenstein" video (hysterical and comes with a parental warning).

Fortune Magazine has reported on the marshmellowy phenomenon that sent "Hollywood  Director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, The Chase) to look into acquiring film and TV rights to Peeps. 'There is a cult of Peeps out there,' Rifkin said. 'People get crazy obsessed with creating these elaborate and hilarious Peeps dioramas.'"

But who needs Hollywood or national newspapers when there are creative people squishing through our own hallowed academic halls--plus we get to meet characters like the Nite Peep as he sits atop his beloved Archie ready to save the common peeples from expansion and subsequent deflation. (Do you know what happens to peeps in a microwave?)

This year's national contests were a little disappointing due to the scarcity of peep related comic entries, thankfully Freshman Composition readers of Watchmen did not disappoint. In addition to Watchpeep, what other literary titles and/or characters could benefit from some peepification?