Erichsen, Kurt

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Erichsen, Kurt Gender: M
born on 18 December 1954 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Coos Bay, Oregon, 43n22, 124w13
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°59 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°06'


American openly gay cartoonist and civil engineer, creator of the syndicated LGBT-themed comic strip "Murphy's Manor", which ran for 1183 weekly strips from the 1980s until 2008. Erichsen won the Gay/Lesbian Press Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration in 1985 and 1987.

"Murphy's Manor" focused on the lives of gay men living together in the titular manor, in the fictional town of Black Swamp, Ohio. The series was carried in about 70 papers over the course of its run. Another series he produced was "The Sparkle Spinsters" about a trio of gay friends, inspired by Gilbert Shelton's "Freak Brothers." He also produced a single-panel syndicated series called "GLIB Talk" from 2000 to 2006.

Erichsen attended Oregon State University, receiving a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. The following year he received a master's degree in Sanitary Engineering from Michigan State University. In 1979 he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he became vice president of environmental planning for the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, until his retirement on 31 January 2018.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, "Erichsen Baby a Boy," The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, Oregon), 20 Dec 1954, p. 3.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist (Comic strips)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Comic strips)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award