Eric Orner (born and raised in Chicago) is an openly gay American cartoonist whose works revolve around LGBT 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.