Steven E Gordon’s professional career began in 1977 when he was hired by Ralph Bakshi Productions to work on the animated feature film Lord of the Rings. He stayed with Ralph through several more films was promoted to Animation Director and Key Animator/Character Designer on the Ralph Bakshi / Frank Frazetta feature Fire and Ice. After that he landed the unusual entry job of Animator at Disney Pictures animating on The Black Cauldron and stayed there for about five years. He returned to Bakshi to direct on the groundbreaking Mighty Mouse series and then he spent 12 years working on and off with Rich Animation on a series of direct-to-videos, doing character design and layout and was Animation Director / Character Designer / Key Animator on The Swan Princess. He also was key animator during this period of Holli Would on Cool World.
Then he started as one of the directors and the sole character designer on X-Men: Evolution. Afterwards Dreamworks Animation hired him as a story artist. He then went on to be a director on Marvel/LionGate as well as the character designer on The Ultimate Avengers and its sequel. Next came the TV series, Wolverine and the X-Men for Marvel as well as The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In his quest to continue to be employable he started illustrating children’s books based on film and comic characters for HarperCollins (and other publishers) as well as illustrating comics such as These projects include an on-line comic for ERB, Inc. “The Eternal Savage”™ and HeadHunter for SitComics. His most recent work includes storyboards on the live-action version of The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau for Disney as well as storyboards on a variety of projects including SpongeBob SquarePants 3 (where he is the Head of Story) and is in development on an animated series based upon Jimmie Robinson’s Bomb Queen with G7 Animation.