Derek Pell is a visual artist, photographer, writer and satirist. He is the editor in chief of Zoom Street Magazine. He was editor of DingBat Magazine for 12 years, and a contributing editor to PC Laptop. Under both his name and his pen names, most notably Norman Conquest, Derek Pell has authored more than 30 books, many of which he designed and illustrated, including the Doktor Bey series, Bewildering Beasties, Assassination Rhapsody, Lost In Translation, and The Little Red Book of Adobe LiveMotion, along with several collections of his work.
He had been a regular contributor to Playboy, National Lampoon, LA Weekly, as well as a columnist for The Westport News. His work has been featured in such publications as Adobe Magazine, Natural History, The Times, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine,and Fiction International. Since 1968, his work has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and small press publications in the U.S. and Europe.