Steve Ressel (born October 12, 1967) is an American animator, comic book artist, illustrator, producer, publisher, novelist, script writer, and director. Steve directed animated series such as Invader Zim, The Wild Thornberrys, Duckman, Stressed Eric, God, The Devil and Bob, Rugrats, and others. Ressel directed and produced the entire run of Invader Zim.

Steve Ressel
Born (1967-10-12) October 12, 1967 (age 52)
OccupationWriter, director, producer, artist, animator, voice actor, musician, songwriter
Notable work
Wild Thornberries
God, The Devil and Bob
Rocket Power
Invader Zim
The Lost Boys
Awards29th Annual Annie Award
2001 World Animation Celebration
Characters of "The Lost Boys".

After Invader Zim he went on to develop his own ideas. "Trubble Bub", a CGI children's program focusing on problem solving and behavior, was animated as a pilot. It is currently scripted and designed for a direct-to-DVD project.

Writing and comicsEdit

He resides in Clifford, North Dakota, writing screenplays, novels, non-fictions, and his comic book, "The Lost Boys".

Steve is currently writing trance, pop, rock, ballads, and country music.[1]


  • Animation : The Inner Workings (2010) Textbook. ISBN 978-0-9787483-0-2
  • State of One (2010) Novel. ISBN 978-0-9787483-2-6
  • Classy Drinks For The Noob (2010) Non-fiction. ISBN 978-0-9787483-6-4
  • Ugly Girl (2010) Novella. ISBN 978-0-9787483-3-3
  • The Lost Boys (2010) Compilation. ISBN 978-0-9787483-1-9
  • Perverted Communion (2010) Novel. ISBN 978-0-9787483-5-7
  • Rise Again, Ugly Girl (2011) Novel. ISBN 978-0-9787483-8-8
  • Breaking Hooke (2011) Novella. ISBN 978-0-9787483-7-1
  • Return, Ugly Girl (2011) Novel. ISBN 978-0-9839544-0-8
  • The Complete Ugly Girl (2011) Compilation. ISBN 978-0-9839544-1-5
  • Mud World (2013) Gonzo Noir Anthology. ISBN 978-0-9839544-2-2
  • Animation Reference (2013) Private reference textbook. ISBN 978-0-9839544-6-0
  • Spikey-Sparkle's Singular Sacrosanct Sojourn (2015) Young fiction - Illustrated. ISBN 978-0-9839544-3-9
  • The Lost Boys : NutsHell (2016) Graphic novel. ISBN 978-0-9839544-8-4
  • The Lost Boys Threads, Knots, Snarls & Snobs (2016) 500pp. comic digest. ISBN 978-0-9839544-4-6
  • The Stories in Between: A Between Books Anthology (2010) 4-page comic capping the anthology. ISBN 978-09713608-8-4



  • 29th Annual Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production.[2]
  • 2001 World Animation Celebration for Best Title Sequence. Invader Zim[3]


  1. ^ "#13 Ends..." B*FRIEND PRESS. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  2. ^ "29th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners". ASIFA-Hollywood. 2001. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  3. ^ "2001 World Animation Celebration". IMDB-Awards. 2001. Retrieved 2010-05-28.

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