Traffic to Sketchy Bunnies is up 44% this week, a spokesperson for the Cheezburger Network tells WebProNews. That's the site the company had just launched when we spoke with founder and CEO Ben Huh at SXSW last month.
“It’s based on the site Sketchy Santas, which we purchased last year, and it’s about basically people in bunny suits, and other people – the miniature humans that react to them,” Huh said in the interview. “I think it’s great for Easter, and it’s basically just a seasonal website for us.”
Sketchy Bunnies is just part of FAIL Blog, but clearly it's a seasonal hit.
When we posted our interview with Huh, someone accused him of taking their idea in the comments (we can't speculate on the validity of that), linking to another site called "The Hoppening". It is in fact a similar concept, but Sketchy Bunnies is certainly better maintained. The Hoppening hasn't had an update since March 31 2010. You would think April would be the prime month for keeping such a site active, and clearly they've already long given up on the concept.
“So far at the office, everybody has had traumatic nightmares about their childhood, so I think that’s excellent,” Huh told us, when discussing Sketchy Bunnies.
With Easter quickly approaching, and these sketchy images making their rounds through the social networks, we'd imagine it will be a frightful weekend for plenty of people.