December 10, 2011

Writing Update

The itinerary for the next couple of months is set. Generally, it's write-edit-write-edit and write some more. That's pretty much a writer's national anthem. Almost like an endless loop of production and OCD-level editing until a decent body of work emerges. I think the biggest challenge of 2012 for the "House of Ken" will be acquiring an agent or manager, but that long dreary road will only appear when I have all the essentials.

The nameless spec script (because I like keeping secrets) is still marinating in head. I plan to have at all down on paper some time next week. From there, it'll be a test of will, trying to silence that little voice in my head that keeps telling me that I'm not good enough. I hate that voice. It's not as loud as the other voices, but it's the busiest one of them all.

Development of my own show is not going as fast as I had hoped, but that's a good thing. Rushing could easily kill the dream just as quickly as not writing at all. I'm enjoying the pace right now because I'm starting to see things I normally wouldn't see. I suppose it's all a matter of perspective. Besides that, I think the pace slowed down due to the completion of the pilot, which is funny because I think I completed that damn pilot about 7 times already. Drafts, for the most part. Now, I'm at the nut-cutting portion of the show's development and I don't want to fuck up. Slow and steady for now.

Since I happen to be an artist with aspirations of getting work in the entertainment industry, I've been working on the show's look and feel as well. There's a few character concepts, but I'll be moving on to set design sometime in January.

Back to work,


November 9, 2011

Sketch Compilation #2

Oh, and how could I forget the latest addition of my sketch compilations (or "sketch dump", if you prefer)?

 When there's just not enough time to produce fresh sketches and when you have piles of paper filled with all sorts of sketches and doodles surrounding your work space, once in a blue moon, you'll need to scan a few of them in before the coffee spill has its way. There are Buffy: The Vampire Slayer characters in the mix. Most of them were sketched back when I was gung-ho to draw for Dark Horse... Hell, I still am gung-ho for that, but who isn't? I do believe the Harley Quinn shown above is my first and favorite attempt since 1992. Might have done one or two since then, but they don't really count. 


Because I haven't updated this blog in forever...

I’m sure there’s some sort of app out there that allows me to upload my art to every social networking site or blog my name is attached to. I'm even more positive knowing there's an app out there that can blog for me just based on my web site preferences--- minus porn. There's apps for everything nowadays. Thing is, I’m too lazy to look for it. 
Icarus. Because I rarely get request concerning wings. Mind you, I hate drawing wings, but this piece made me overcome that disability. Not only that, but drawing this made me remember a comic I was real fond of years ago—-and since we’re on the subject of wings,  anyone remember Ascension by David Finch? You should look that one up. The early issues were visual candy, much like most of the Top Cow books during that time. 

September 27, 2011

Catching up...

I drew this months ago, back when I was trying to develop my Darklynne story into a comic book. It's incomplete, but I'm discovering that my process has a certain percentage of traditional and digital in it. Right now, the traditional aspects outweigh the digital. For example, I'll throw in the lights for the buildings in the background via Photoshop. I don't know if I'll ever be 100% digital. I'm sure millions of trees would thank me for making the switch, but until that day comes, Kenny Gordon will need to upgrade his tools.

Mentioning upgrades, I'm currently open for commissions. This is for a limited time, but I'm hoping to have enough money to upgrade things like my scanner...maybe even my Wacom, if Lady Luck smiles down on me. Well, if you're interested, you know how to contact me.



April 19, 2011


Sometimes, as an artist, the best way to get yourself out of a rut is draw just for sake of drawing. No storyline or plans. Why let something like logic spoil the fun? It felt like weeks have gone by since I drew anything and I needed to get used to applying pencil to paper again.


► Kenny

April 1, 2011

March 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

Sketch Compilation!

I've been putting this off for months. There's loads and loads of papers here with doodles and sketches on them. Most of them will never see day light, but these lucky buggers stood out.