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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric Orner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Eric grew up in Highland Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric's works revolve around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. He is best known for long running indy comic strip, ''The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green'', which was adapted into a feature film (of the same title) and which received a limited national cinematic release in 2005. He has published comic strips and illustrations in the ''Washington Post'', the ''Boston Globe'' the ''San Francisco Chronicle'' and ''The New Republic''. Eric Orner's cartoon story "Weekends Abroad" was included in Houghton Mifflin's ''Best American Comics 2011''. He has been nominated for the Lambda Literary Award and the Small Press Expo's Ignatz Award.

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Titles At Your Library

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
ISBN: 0312076355

St. Martin's Griffin. 1992

The freshest and funniest look at the gay world since "Dykes to Watch Out For." Tracking the ups and downs (mostly downs) of gay everyman, Orner examines the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern gay life with extraordinary wit and insight. Orner's work has appeared in mainstream and alternative newspapers.

Ethan Green Chronicles
ISBN: 0312147422

St. Martin's Griffin. 1997

Cartoons relate the experiences of Ethan Green, a young gay man, as he deals with rejection, loss, and longing in his search for a new relationship

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Love: The Still Unfabulous Social Life Of Ethan Green
ISBN: 0312105398

St. Martin's Griffin. 1994

The poster-child of the slightly neurotic urban gay male in search of a boyfriend, Ethan Green returns to track the ups and downs of modern gay life. "The misadventures of EveryGayman. . . . Ethan Green is instantly recognizable, endearingly neurotic, and hopelessly looking for love."--Washington Blade. Illustrations throughout.

Ethan Exposed: Further Adventures From Ethan Green's Unfabulous Social Life
ISBN: 0312200404

St. Martin's Griffin. 1999

Spend some time with Ethan Green as he opportunities...and this new collection from The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green.

For more than a decade, the ever-increasingly popular comic strip "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" has tracked the foibles and failings of gay everyman Ethan Green. In this latest collection, Ethan again faces the terrors of gay America--from ex-boyfriends to new relationships, from relatives to best friends. With wry wit and uncommon insight, Eric Orner hilarously exposes the truth about gay life.

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