I had a brief chat with him but didn't hog too much of his time. It says something about the state of the comics industry that the queue of people to see him was longer than it has been at most comic signings I've been to recently. I also couldn't help noticing that FP seems to cater far more to film, cult TV, model figure and art toy fans than it does to comic fans these days ... the comics have all been relegated to downstairs. Here's a tired-looking Colgan (it's been a busy week) displaying his signed and doodled-on copy.
£30 may seem a lot to pay for a book but it is stunning. It's a bargain as far as I'm concerned. It's rammed to the gunwales with his artwork, most of it in glorious full colour and it showcases everything from murals to poster art, skateboard decks to tee-shirts, vinyl figures to plushies. Plus, the book comes with a DVD of even more wallpapers, animations, icons and video interviews. Oh, and several of the book's pages can be pulled out into long gatefolds and the slip-cover, when removed and unfolded, becomes a large poster. A lot of time, thought and energy have gone into this book and I bloody love it. Some of the interior pages are available to download as wallpaper if you click here. Plus there's an overview here.