Kyle B. Stiff was influenced by the 80s. The bright glow of simple, iconic video games, the inorganic, DMT-flavored vibe of electronic music, a glowing futureworld always on the brink of violent collapse, and movies and cartoons that were over the top and unashamedly brutal.
He came of age during the demented "Satanic Panic," when being a creative nerd who liked Dungeons and Dragons and heavy metal music could get you thrown into a do-gooder's torture chamber. He came through that ridiculous era leery of "squares" - people unconsciously driven to turn the world into an efficient, gray, lifeless, joyless control-grid. To Kyle B. Stiff, the world is a wild, beautiful, terrifying place beyond anyone's control.
He is busy writing the epic Demonworld series, a post-apocalyptic hero's journey, and Heavy Metal Thunder, a gamebook series at the forefront of branching narrative stories.