[Judge and Jury] is outstanding. I have
learned more about the history of
baseball, true history, than from
anything I have ever read or heard
about. [It's] research and documentation
clarifies so many of the personalities
and events that took place before 'my
time' in the game. Jacques Barzun's
quote: 'Whoever would know the heart
and mind of America had better learn
baseball' should be supplanted by [this]
biography of Landis.
In my head, the 5 issues of A Spoon Too Short comprise one novel: a 100 page graphic novel sequel to Douglas' two Dirk books, taking some of the ideas he was working on before he died, and a whole bunch of new stuff from me and a little from Max Landis (who is the Executive Producer on the book as well as writing the forthcoming TV series).
Max [Landis] writes in quite a heightened way, specifically for Dirk. There's a rhythm and a specific speed to it, and it was very easy to learn because it was so well-written. It just rolled off the tongue. There aren't many auditions that I go for, where I feel like I could actually do the part. But with this one, even though I was not quite sure how to pin Dirk down, I thought I could do it.