The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, August 31, 1994

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Title

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, August 31, 1994

Alternative Title

Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Subject

Gay culture--United States

Description

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green comic from the inaugural issue of The Watermark, published on August 31, 1994. The comic strip was created by Eric Orner, an openly gay cartoonist, and centered around Ethan Green, a gay man trying to balance work with love. The comic was first published in 1989 and ran for 15 years before it was retired. The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green was also adapted into film in 2005.

Since 1994, The Watermark has been the cornerstone source of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) centered news for the Central Florida region. Founded by Tom Dyer in Orlando, the publication began generating bi-weekly issues beginning August 31, 1994. Since then, The Watermark has consistently published newspaper-style issues every other Thursday. Gaining traction, the publication expanded in 1995 to include Tampa and, in 1997, The Watermark became a permanent piece of LGBTQ+ culture when the publication initiated the first large-scale Gay Days Weekend event, the Beach Ball at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Before 1999, the publication printed 20,000 copies every week, distributing them to over 500 locations between its two major cities. Following 1999, the publication launched watermarkonline.com shifting to an online publication style. In 2016, Rick Claggett purchased The Watermark.

Creator

Orner, Eric

Source

Original newspaper comic strip: Orner, Eric. The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan GreenThe Watermark, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 31, 1994, page 18: Publications Collection, GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1994-08-31

Date Copyrighted

1994-08-31

Date Issued

1994-08-31

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper comic strip: Orner, Eric. The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan GreenThe Watermark, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 31, 1994, page 18.

Is Part Of

The Watermark Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

173 KB

Medium

1 newspaper comic strip

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Eric Orner and published by Watermark Media.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Eric Orner and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Talcott, Christina. "Eric Orner: Bringing 'Ethan Green' to Life." The Washington Post, August 11, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/10/AR2006081000507.html.
"About/Contact." WatermarkOnline.com, accessed July 11, 2016. http://www.watermarkonline.com/aboutcontact/.

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