The American Elf is James Kochalka’s online , presented in short, daily comics. James and his wife had a baby last Thursday, and Grumpygirl’s comments on reading the daily strips during the long, long wait for the birth are interesting in terms of real time episodic narrative: “Each day when I checked to see if the baby had been born I kept thinking “boy, he’s really drawing out this storyline” and had to keep reminding myself that he actually didn’t have all that much to say…”

Grumpygirl‘s blogroll is worth some serious surfing if you’re interested in the intersection between comics and blogging, and her posts (some drawn some written, some artistic, some about her MA on blogs and stories) regularly hold gems.

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