Rod Jenkins of Kiss Me Comix did a fine job of interviewing me for a recent Lip Service podcast. I just wish my answers were as good as his questions.

The problem? I’d only had 2 1/2 hours of sleep the night before and I sounded as if I’d had none.

This didn’t faze me during the interview, though. I thought I was brilliant.

In fact, I was pretty sure that the interview was going something like this: Question from Rod. Witty remark by me. Hilarious explanation by me. Fascinating anecdote by me. Great gag by me. Next question…

What actually happened was more like this:

ROD: What’s your name?

ME: Uh…Uh…Uh…Uh…Uh…

I believe I set the North American record for saying “Uh” more consecutive times than any other human (or parrot.)

Given that caveat, if you’d like to listen to the interview, please do. I think I do have a few insightful thoughts between my “uhs.” And Rod is a cheerful and entertaining interviewer.

(The interview with me begins about 10 minutes into the podcasts. Prior to that, Rod talks about the dangers of doing work-for-hire in comics.)

I’m warning you, though, if you turn this into a game and try to take a drink every time I say “uh” then you’ll pass out…in the first few minutes.