Steve Ressel is an animator, comic book artist, illustrator, producer, publisher, novelist, script writer, and director. He directed Invader Zim, as well as other animated series such as The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, Jumanji, Duckman, Stressed Eric, God, The Devil and Bob, Rugrats, and others.
He has stated he would never work on Invader Zim again. Though he was not included on the DVD commentary of Invader Zim, a track of the entire series with him alone was recorded and never released.
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.
He resides in Clifford, North Dakota, writing screenplays, novels, non-fictions, and his comic book, "The Lost Boys". He appeared several times as a cameo character in the Invader Zim series.
- 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 - January) Novella. ISBN# : 978-0-9787483-8-8
- Breaking Hooke (2011 - March) Novel. ISBN# : 978-0-9787483-7-1
- MagSpy (Working title) (2012 - Fall) Young fiction. ISBN# : Not yet registered.
- Mud World (Working title) (2013 - Summer) Gonzo Noir. ISBN# : Not yet registered.
- The Lost Boys Threads, Knots, Snarls & Snobs (2014 - Planned) 300pp. comic digest. ISBN# : Not yet registered.
- 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.
- 2001 World Animation Celebration for Best Title Sequence. Invader Zim