October 12, 1967 |
Delaware, United States
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer, artist, animator, musician|
God, The Devil and Bob
|Awards||29th Annual Annie Award
2001 World Animation Celebration
Steve Ressel is an 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 until Nickelodeon cancelled it in the middle of its second season of production. He stated he would never work on Invader Zim again. Though he was not included on the DVD commentary of Zim, a track of the entire series with him alone was recorded and never released. It can be found sans video on YouTube.
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.
A CGI movie he wrote for an independent animation studio is in post production; title and release date are not certain.
Writing and Comics
He resides in Clifford, North Dakota, writing screenplays, novels, non-fictions, and his comic book, "The Lost
Boys". He plans to publish a novel/la every year for the foreseeable future.
He is planning to release a children's fiction illustrated by his wife in 2014.
Steve is currently writing trance, pop, rock, ballads, and country pieces. He has a YouTube account consisting of "musical doodles".
- 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
- The Lost
Boys: NutsHell (2014) Graphic novel. ISBN# : 978-0-9839544-8-4
- Spikey-Sparkle's Singular Sacrosanct Sojourn (2014) Young fiction - Illustrated. ISBN# : (paperback) 978-0-9839544-3-9 & (hardcover) 978-0-9839544-5-3
- The Lost
BoysThreads, Knots, Snarls & Snobs (2015 - Planned) 300pp. 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
- The Toysters (1992) Background Layout. Various episodes.
- Rocko's Modern Life (1993) Storyboard Clean-up. Various episodes.
- Wild C.A.T.S. (1994) Storyboards. Various episodes.
- Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1995) Storyboards. Various episodes.
- Duckman (1995) Director & Storyboards. Various episodes.
- Santo Bugito (1996) Storyboards. Various episodes.
- Jumanji (1996) Director. Various episodes, created opening sequence.
- Stressed Eric (1997) Director. Two episodes.
- Wild Thornberries (1998) Director. Eight episodes.
- Rugrats (1999) Director. Various episodes.
- Rocket Power (1999) Director. Various episodes.
- God, The Devil and Bob (1999) Director. Three episodes.
- Invader Zim (2001) Producer & Director. All episodes except for the 1999 pilot.
- Trubble Bub (2004) Creator, Writer, Producer, Director, Voices, Boards, Designs, Timing.