Karel Veselý (Czech Republic)
Born in 1976, Karel is a renowned independent music journalist. He graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Masaryk University and since 2008 has mostly been working as a freelance journalist. He contributes to Aktuálně.cz, Nový Prostor and A2 and closely collaborates with the team of music editors at CR Radio Wave. In 2010, he published his book Hudba ohně (The Music of Fire) and a year later he participated in the editing of the famous publication, Kmeny (Tribes). Well-versed in facts related to Japan and the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun, he is a co-author of the anthology Made in Japan (2014). His most distinguishing feature is an accelerated heart rate whenever he gets near a comic book shop. Karel lives with his family in Znojmo.