is the story of a little stick-monkey
named STIP (Simple To Illustrate Protagonist). STIP's tale
is told in the form of a comic book drawn by multiple artists.
There is no end to his mischief, introspection, binge drinking,
crystal ball consultation and vertiguous hurtlings. Silly monkey!
Impulse Freak comes in two flavors:
- Impulse Freak Paper, which is a three-panels-per-artist in linear sequence version.
- Impulse Freak Overload, which features one circular "page" per artist that branches into multiple other pages that lead narratively into the future and past.
Impulse Freak Paper
The "paper" version is designed to be printed and distributed
as a maga'zine. In it, each participating artist has
three square panels in which to draw their continuation of the
STIP saga. Each artist influences the next. Two issues have
been published to date.
was published in November 1996.
was finished on October 4th, 2000. Thanks to
Jesse Reklaw, who took over the massive task of recruiting
Impulse Freak Overload
is currently an Internet-only project.
Each artist gets a large circular 'page' on which
to draw their continuation of the STIP story. Instead of a
linear narrative, like in the paper version, Overload provides
of the story, which creates an exponentially
growing set of stories to choose from. Like a "choose your own