Jhonen Vasquez

American cartoonist

Jhonen C. Vasquez[1] (; born September 1, 1974) is an American cartoonist, animator, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniac—along with its spin-off comics Squee!, Fillerbunny, and I Feel Sick—and the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.

Jhonen Vasquez
Vasquez in November 2007
Born (1974-09-01) September 1, 1974 (age 49)
Other namesChancre Scolex
Mr. Scolex
Alma materDe Anza College
  • Cartoonist
  • animator
  • writer
  • producer
  • director
Years active1992–present


Year Title Notes
1995–1997 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 7 issues
1996 The Bad Art Collection
1997–1998 Squee! 4 issues
1999–2000 I Feel Sick 2 issues
2000, 2005, 2014 Fillerbunny 3 issues
2002 Everything Can Be Beaten With Crab Scrambly
2003 Slave Labor Stories Two page story "The Ghost with Black Fingers"
2007 Jellyfist With Jennifer Goldberg
2009–2010 Strange Tales MAX MODOK story in Strange Tales #2 and Wolverine story in Strange Tales II #1
2012 Beyond the Fringe With Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger, issues 5A and 6A
2015–2021 Invader Zim 50 issues, with multiple others


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2002 Invader Zim Creator, writer, character designer, executive producer and voice actor Television series
2005 2775-Man Director, executive producer and voice actor Television series
2006 "Shut Me Up" Director Music video
2011 "White" Director Music video
2012–2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Character designer (credited as Chancre Scolex) Television series
2014 Bravest Warriors Writer Episode: "The Puppetyville Horror"
2015 Very Important House Creator, director, writer Pilot
2015 TMNT: Don Vs Raph Creator, writer, voice director, character designer Television short
2019 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Creator, director, writer, executive producer and voice actor Streaming television film

Awards and nominations

  • Squee! was nominated for 1998 Eisner Awards for Best New Series and Best Humor Publication.[2]
  • I Feel Sick won an International Horror Guild Award in 2000 for Best Illustrated Narrative.[3]
  • Invader Zim won an Emmy, an Annie, and the award for Best Title Sequence at the 2001 World Animation Celebration awards. It also garnered seven other nominations.[4]
  • Vasquez and his work were honored in the National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now, a 2003 exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.[5]
  • Vasquez received the Inkpot Award in 2015.[6]


  1. "VERY IMPORTANT HOUSE update - QuestionSleep.com". Archived from the original on 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  2. 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees. users.rcn.com
  3. "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror" by Stephen Jones, Carroll and Graf, 2002
  4. "Invader ZIM" (2001) Awards. imdb.com
  5. "National Design Triennial". Cooperhewitt.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011.
  6. Inkpot Award

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