Steve Ressel

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Steve Ressel
Born (1967-10-12) October 12, 1967 (age 48)
Delaware, United States
Residence North Dakota
Occupation Writer, director, producer, artist, animator, voice actor, musician
Notable work Rugrats
Wild Thornberries
God, The Devil and Bob
Rocket Power
Invader Zim
The Lost Boys
Awards 29th Annual Annie Award
2001 World Animation Celebration
Characters of "The Lost Boys".

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 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[edit]

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]




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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