Movies have been turned into comic books and comic books have been turned into movies. But never has the back and forth between the page and the big screen been anything like this.
Director Morgan Spurlock was at the New York Comic Con yesterday to promote Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast Food Culture, an upcoming graphic novel from Dark Horse Publishing spinning off from his acclaimed documentary Super Size Me.
“”After Super Size Me came out, we got lots of letters from former fast food employees with horror stories,” Spurlock explained to me in a quick conversation on the convention floor yesterday. “We decided to put them in a graphic novel which will be out in the spring.”
Released in 2004, Super Size Me followed Spurlock as he ate nothing that wasn’t on the menu at McDonalds fast food restaurants for 30 days to show exactly how that food can impact your health.. Although some dismissed the film and its premise as nothing more than a stunt, it did lead to the restaurant chain and several others to begin offering at least marginally more healthy alternatives on their menus.