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The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

by: Eric Orner
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Eric Orner’s groundbreaking comic strip debuted in 1990 and appeared in papers in a hundred cities across the US, Canada and the UK. Now, for the first time, every subversive, laugh-out-loud funny, and occasionally surreal episode from the gay everyman’s 15 years in print is in one deluxe collection.

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Eric Orner's work has appeared in mainstream, alt weekly and digital publications. A feature film adaptation of his comic strip The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green staring Meredith Baxter, Daniel Letterle, and Shanola Hampton was released in 2006. Eric's story "Weekends Abroad" for the Robert Kirby anthology THREE was included in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics 2011. A complete collection of his Ethan Green strips was published by Northwest Press as the 2014 book The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. Current work of Eric's is often published on the lit-crit website theRumpus.net.
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Overview

Eric Orner’s groundbreaking comic strip, “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green”, debuted in 1990 and appeared in papers in a hundred cities across the US, Canada and the UK. Now, for the first time, every subversive, laugh-out-loud funny, and occasionally surreal episode from the gay everyman’s 15 years in print is in one deluxe collection. Includes behind-the-scenes stories from the author, bonus strips, and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author David Ebershoff.

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ISBN: 9781938720826
Publisher: Northwest Press
Publish Date: 2014
Page Count: 228

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  1. Broken Frontier

    “In his introduction, NYT-bestselling author David Ebershoff highlights the comparisons drawn between Eric Orner and Alison Bechdel, and writes that ‘Orner first drew Ethan Green for other gay men, and in doing so ended up creating something universal’. Once again, Northwest Press is living up to its motto that ‘Comics are for everyone’.” Read Tom Murphy’s review on Broken Frontier.

  2. Comics Grinder

    “Eric Orner is one of the pioneers in LGBT comics. The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, published by Northwest Press, is a great way to not only further establish him in the canon of LGBT comics, but simply to showcase the work of an excellent cartoonist.” Read Henry Chamberlain’s review on Comics Grinder.

  3. The Bay Area Reporter

    “Ethan is gay, Jewish, lives in Boston, and suffers the usual indignities of a full sex life. Orner’s touch is light, text-driven, rings true. Some references (video store, AZT) are dated, but most (exes, coupled friends) are not. Serious issues (serodiscordant couples) are treated seriously. For Ethan’s mother, the fact that Ethan is dating a Cirque du Soleil performer (‘an acrobat, or clown, or something’) is a serious issue.” Read Roberto Friedman’s review on The Bay Area Reporter.

  4. Sequential Tart

    Rated 4 out of 5

    “I enjoyed this book from start to finish… it is very well drawn and the characters, the settings, the emotions and the situations all comes across very real and authentic from the very first panel.” Read Patti Martinson’s review on Sequential Tart.

  5. Lambda Literary

    “Orner’s book is a treasure trove of emotions, queer characters you both know and want to know, engrossing art, humor and good storytelling. I recommend curling up with this book and reading it cover to cover. Both old fans and new readers alike will relish this collection.” Read Cathy Camper’s review on Lambda Literary.

  6. Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society

    The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green is a great collection. It is another beautifully designed and published book by Northwest Press.” Read Ginger Mayerson’s review on Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society.

  7. Out Smart

    “Orner’s comic covers the funny, subversive, and occasionally surreal events in the life of a gay everyman. This deluxe edition compiles all of the misadventures, false starts, and excessive worrying of Ethan Green.” Read Bradley Donalson’s review on Out Smart.

  8. The Comics Journal

    The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green is important not only as a historical artifact but also as the rare strip that follows its characters over time and makes the reader care about their evolution.” Read Rob Clough’s review on The Comics Journal.

  9. Daily Xtra

    “Now Eric Orner, the cartoonist who invented Ethan, has released a compendium called The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. In it, we relive the dramas and wisecracks that kept fans returning weekly to follow the cast of colourful characters Orner imagined.” Read Pat Johnson’s interview with Eric Orner on Daily Xtra.

  10. Amos Lassen

    “Ethan lives a mostly ‘unfabulous’ life, hence the title. Sometimes we forget that a boring life can also be a source for comedy and we see that in Ethan. Both the stories and the artwork are filled with details and sometimes we have to look for these. This is a wonderful addition to every gay man’s library and it is filled with emotions and men who we want to know and those we do not.” Read Amos Lassen’s review with Eric Orner on Reviews by Amos Lassen.