I originally set up this blog to showcase the old Dope Rider comic strips I occasionally did for High Times from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s. With High Times' 40th anniversary issue in 2014, I restarted the strip and have been doing my best to get one done for each issue. A few months after they appear in the magazine, I will archive them here. Note: all images are copyrighted by Paul Kirchner.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review of My New Book, "Hieronymus & Bosch"

I have a new collection of cartoons out titled "Hieronymus & Bosch." This review, from The Comics Journal, explains it better than I could.



Dope Rider, "Drag Race"

I knew that sooner or later I'd have to do an homage to hot-rod cartoonist Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, one of the artistic influences of my childhood.


Friday, January 4, 2019

Dope Rider Album by Kurokuma

Joe E. Allen sent me the new album from his band, Kurokuma, which features a song based on the Dope Rider story "Geckos." Also the group's t-shirt, which I'm modeling.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Dope Rider, "Fireworks"

A Fourth-of-July Dope Rider. I thought the Dope Rider firework might make someone a good tattoo.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dope Rider Music by Kurokuma

I gave permission to the band Kurokuma to do something based on a Dope Rider story. I was going to call it a song, but I don't think that's the right word; "sonic experience," maybe? I believe the style is called sludge metal but I'm not up on these precise terms. The important thing is that the Lone Stoner is most pleased. At last he has the soundtrack for his biopic!


Dope Rider by Kurokuma -- The new concept EP out on Doom Stew