Jeremy Geddes is a photo-realistic painter, born in 1974 in Wellington, New Zealand and he is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He studied painting at The University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts. He is widely known for the Cosmonaut series of paintings and has illustrated for comic book covers. Geddess won the Spectrum Gold Award for his cover art for the comic, Doomed. His children's picture book, The Mystery of Eilean Mor, was shortlisted for The Aurealis Awards, won The Crichton Award, and was named as one of CBC Notable Books in 2006.