Book Review: Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson

Today’s holiday book review is Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Christmas Eve, and Harold needs a Christmas tree. So, with purple crayon in hand, he sets off to get one. Before long he finds himself at the North Pole, where a snowbound Santa Claus needs his help. It’s up to the ever-resourceful Harold to draw up a plan and save Christmas! Yes, Harold to the rescue in … Read more

Book Review: Draw Out the Story by Brian McLachlan

Last week I picked up Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics by Brian McLachlan from the library, and read it a few days ago. This is an instructional book for all ages about creating comics, more specifically here’s the book description: From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny … Read more

Still digging our way out of the snow

Posted by W.J. Howard After all the snow we got in Denver and Colorado Springs, this week’s title only seemed fitting but still misleading. We finished digging out Saturday morning and we drive a Hummer, so we never really are stuck anywhere. Biggest news this week is Randall Stone is joining us here at Minor Insanity whether he likes it or not. I approached him shortly after I read some of his short stories on … Read more