The Mostly Fabulous Eric Orner

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Title

The Mostly Fabulous Eric Orner

Alternative Title

Mostly Fabulous Eric Orner

Subject

Gay culture--United States

Description

A newspaper article about Eric Orner, the openly gay cartoonist who created The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green comic. The comic strip 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. This article, as well as the cartoon, was published in The Watermark, Central Florida's local LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) publication.

Since 1994, The Watermark has been the cornerstone source of LGBTQ+ 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

Seomin, Scott

Source

Original newspaper article: Seomin, Scott. "The Mostly Fabulous Eric Orner." The Watermark Waterfront, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 19-March 4, 1998, page 1: Publications Collection, GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1998-02-19

Date Copyrighted

1998-02-19

Date Issued

1998-02-19

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Seomin, Scott. "The Mostly Fabulous Eric Orner." The Watermark Waterfront, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 19-March 4, 1998, page 1.

Is Part Of

The Watermark Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

313 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Scott Seomin and published by Watermark Media.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Watermark Publishing Group 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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