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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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


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Paul Kirchner Interview

I recently did a long interview with Robin McConnell for his Inkstuds podcast, which focuses on independent cartoonists. I spoke about my career, my association with Wally Wood, the development of the Dope Rider strip, "the bus," and my new strip, "Hieronymus & Bosch." Here's a link in case you're interested.

Paul Kirchner Inkstuds Interview

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dope Rider, "Moods"

I was pleased with this Dope Rider strip because it is such a stylistic departure from anything I had done previously. Gotta think of more such crazy stuff, but unhinging the brain properly is always a challenge. You don't want it completely off the hinges...




Thursday, June 7, 2018