Dykes to Watch Out For: Let Them Eat Cake

Dublin Core

Title

Dykes to Watch Out For: Let Them Eat Cake

Alternative Title

Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Subject

Gay culture--United States

Description

Dykes to Watch Out For comic from the inaugural issue of The Watermark, published on September 14, 1994. The comic strip was created by Alison Bechdel, an openly gay cartoonist, and centered around the lives of a diverse group of characters, most of whom were lesbians. The comic was first published in 1983 and ran until 2008, when it went on hiatus.

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 September 14, 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

Bechdel, Alison

Source

Original newspaper comic strip: Bechdel, Alison. Dykes to Watch Out ForThe Watermark, Vol. 1, No. 2, September 14, 1994, page 14: Publications Collection, GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1994-09-14

Date Copyrighted

1994-09-14

Date Issued

1994-09-14

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper comic strip: Bechdel, Alison. Dykes to Watch Out ForThe Watermark, Vol. 1, No. 2, September 14, 1994, page 14.

Is Part Of

The Watermark Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

583 KB

Medium

1 newspaper comic strip

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Alison Bechdel and published by Watermark Media.

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Garner, Dwight. "The Days of Their Lives: Lesbians Star in Funny Pages." The New York Times, December, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/books/03garner.html?_r=0.
"About/Contact." WatermarkOnline.com, accessed July 11, 2016. http://www.watermarkonline.com/aboutcontact/.

Locations

Categories