Neil is: An awesome fiction storyteller who gave the world American Gods, The Sandman graphic novels, and Coraline, to name a few of the billions. He's often seen in black, or routing underground/parallel dimensions with various (good-natured) demon sidekicks.
Amanda is: A spooky, kooky singer/songrwiter, formerly half of the Dresden Dolls, now just kookin'/spookin' on her own time. Rockin' a bodice, strumming a ukulele and slamming a mean ragtime piano, Amanda proves she is an obsessive student of the past ready for the post-apocalyptic future.
What they teach us: Weird artist love inspires the best weird art
Brandon is a writer and humor editor at Reader's Digest magazine. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and wants to write a paranormal Western that begins, "First the cows turned up dead." What should the rest be about? Tell him on twitter @beardspeck.