Kevin Michael Burgemeestre was born in Perth, Australia on March 25, 1957. After studying art and design at RMIT University in Melbourne, he completed a diploma of illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie in Holland. He was a children's book author and illustrator. He illustrated Antarctic Dad, Bernard Was a Bike, and Uncle Eddie and the Hippos. He wrote the picture book B Is for Bravo and graphic novel Kate. He died on July 25, 2016 at the age of 59.