Yesterday we lost another one of our own in the Animation industry in Gordon Kent who’d been in the business since 1977. I met Gordon many years ago at Warner Bros. on my very first job working as a character layout artist on the series Tazmania where he was the Story editorÂ and haveÂ bumped into him off and on at studios and parties throughout the years. He was a kind and thoughtful man who had a dry sense of humor and he had a unique style of drawing which I really liked(and you can see above). Incidentally, we interviewed Gordon last year about how he got into the business.
Iâ€™ve been doing this since 1977â€¦ I worked on a show called CBS Storybreak for two seasons. I was associate producer â€“ but my job entailed hiring character and background designers, storyboard artists and story editing (and some writing). I also was the voice director for most of them and worked with the composers and sound effects people as well as working with the engineers on the final mix. I got to learn and do a lot. That was for Buzz Potamkin at Southern Star. I also worked for him years later at both Disney TV and Hanna-Barbera. At HB I got to be Supervising Producer on a couple of movies for TV â€“ Titles change in animation all the time â€“ today that would be supervising director. The Flintstonesâ€™ Christmas Carol was my favorite project there. Iâ€™ve been an animation timing director since then and have been lucky enough to work on Kim Possible, Teamo Supremo, Billy and Mandy and Bobâ€™s Burgers among dozens of other shows.
Rest In Peace Gordon Kent… you will be missed by many.