Way Out West: Former 2000AD artist Trevor Goring’s latest exhibition – in New Mexico!

British comic artist, illustrator and storyboard artist Trevor Goring has a joint exhibition with his wife, Sandy McDaniel, currently running at the Faust Gallery in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and fellow artist Dave Newman. Perhaps a little too far for many downthetubes readers to travel to see the work of theses fantastic creators, but everyone is welcome, if you are in the area!

British comic artist, illustrator and storyboard artist Trevor Goring. Photo via Trevor Goring
British comic artist, illustrator and storyboard artist Trevor Goring at the Faust Gallery, Santa Fe. Photo via Trevor Goring

On show are 18 pieces of new work Trevor has produced in the last year, and Sandy is exhibiting seven large oil paintings.

This talented pair tell us they’re working on a new website, that will feature all this work, some already sold, some still available for sale from the Faust Gallery web site, here for Trevor, and here for Sandy.

His series, “The Four Seasons” featured in the exhibition, is influenced by Trevor’s designs for the story, “Sundown” featured in Outlaw Territory, a graphic novel anthology published by Image Comics. Each framed piece of four drawings tells a seasonal story using bold imagery of landscapes, wildlife, and the human drama of love, loss, and conflict.

Trevor Goring – who will be a familiar face to some as a US convention guest – has had the pleasure of working with a lot of great Directors, Production Designers, Concept and Storyboard artists down the years and continues to work on graphic novels and video games.

A book highlighting his amazing work, Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood, was published in 2021 by Hermes Press – unfortunately, it appears, not stocked by any major bookshop or comic shop in the UK.

After receiving a BA in Graphic Design at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, Trevor illustrated comics for 2000AD (working on “M.A.C.H. One” and “Dan Dare” with Garry Leach, among other strips), House of Hammer and more, and established the Soho-based advertising art company Helicopter Studios, working alongside comic creators such as the late Colin Andrew and Gerry DolanMartin Griffiths and Sydney Jordan.

He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s and entered his new career, storyboarding films such as The Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeX-Men 2, WatchmenTwilight and Real Steel, video games, TV shows and advertisements detailed on his official web site, most recently working on films such as The Dark Tower and Shanghai Fortress. He also continued working in comics.

"Clear Skies" by Sandy McDaniel
“Clear Skies” by Sandy McDaniel

Sandy McDaniel grew up surrounded by the artistic influences of rural Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and started painting at an early age. Her love of horses and a passion for the West have been major creative inspirations for her paintings.

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University Sandy moved, with her horse, to Glendale, California to pursue a career in the visual arts, working for clients including the design firm Saul Bass & Yager, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Getty Museum. 

Her work has appeared in galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bozeman, Montana, Las Vegas, Nevada, and in California in Paso Robles, Ojai, and the Autry’s Southwest Museum. For the last two decades, she has spent summers in Montana riding and finding inspiration for her painting.

Dave Newman is a self-taught artist originally from Anaheim, California.  He and his wife Donna moved to Prescott, Arizona in 1997 and recently relocated to Placitas, New Mexico. Dave creates mixed media collage constructions using his original photographs, found objects and vintage magazine articles and advertisements. In making these ‘time capsules” Dave focuses on historic locations, recycles objects and brings a sense of nostalgia to his work.

Faust Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the country, located in Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Gallery has been featuring the most sought-after artist adored by collectors worldwide, its main focus Classic to Contemporary American Indian art and Jewellery.

Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood by Trevor Goring - published by Hermes Press

• Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood Regular Edition is available to order from Hermes US-based web store, currently priced at $70 (£62 plus postage, which as of writing, is at least £39)

• Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood limited Edition, signed by Trevor, is available to order from Hermes US-based web store price $125 (£104 plus postage)

The Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood comes at a premium price, but for aspiring storyboard artists and fans of the art, it looks well worth the price

• Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood is also listed on AmazonUK, but is still listed as “currently unavailable” | ISBN: 978-1613452141

Outlaw Territory (Image Comics)

Outlaw Territory, published between 2009 and 2013 by Image Comics over three volumes, Trevor Goring featuring in Volumes One and Three, offers a collection of stories from a rougher and grittier time in America. Tales of the old west from some of the best and brightest writers in the industry, lavishly illustrated by amazing talent both new and experienced. A series still available that’s sure to appeal to fans of such television and film as Deadwood and 3:10 To Yuma, as well as the work of No Country For Old Men author Cormac McCarthy.

Writers: Jeremy Barlow, Mike Baron, Corinna Bechko, Ivan Brandon, Christian Beranek, Marc Bernardin, Shannon Eric Denton, Peter Doree, Joshua Dysart, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Simon Fraser, Adam Freeman, Steven Grant, Rich Johnston, Joe Kelly, Chad Kinkle, Robert Kirkman, Skipper Martin, M. Sean McManus, Christopher Mills, Chris Moreno, Moritat, Mpmann, Joshua Ortega, Greg Pak, James Patrick, Chris Ryall, Jose Torres, Josh Wagner, Len Wein, Rob Williams and Michael Woods

Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Rick Burchett, John Cboins, Shannon Eric Denton, Ming Doyle, Max Fiumara, Tom Fowler, Simon Fraser, Trevor Goring (featuring in Volumes One and Three), Yeray Gil Hernandez, Jose Holder, Dean Kotz, Rick Lacey, Daniel Lafrance, Kyle Latino, Rey Macutay, Andy MacDonald, Val Mayerik, Jorge Molina Manzanero, Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, David Miller, Christopher Mitten, Tradd Moore, Chris Moreno, Moritat, Mpmann, Khoi Pham, Sean Phillips, Amilcar Pinna, Christopher Provencher, Greg Scott, Kelsey Shannon, Michelle Silva, Will Simpson, Joe Staton, Johnny Timmons, Jonathan Wayshak and Dustin Weaver

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