While millions of Americans were flooding malls on Black Friday, one of my favorite cartoonists, the original American Elf James Kochalka, had more important things to do... James and his wife Amy welcomed their second son, Oliver Jonco, into the world on Nov. 23. Just a reminder, my friends at Top Shelf Productions will be publishing a third volume of American Elf strips in 2008, collecting James' online dailies from 2006-07.