Over the years, fans of the old Dope Rider comic strip from High Times have occasionally contacted me asking for copies of some of the images, which they intend to have tattooed on their backs, painted on their drum sets, or airbrushed onto the gas tanks of their Harleys. To make it easier for these folks, and to create an archive for anyone interested, I have set up this site to post the complete Dope Rider oeuvre. Note: all images are copyrighted by Paul Kirchner.


If you'd like to purchase Dope Rider merchandise, visit my Dope Rider Store at CafePress.com and click on a design you like. Your patronage is most appreciated!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dope Rider, "Bonemobile"

The Lone Stoner takes his cool ride out for a spin. I've fallen behind a bit, so I'm posting two strips today. I've done three more for High Times since this one.


Dope Rider, "Dali"

A western has gotta have a gun fight now and then...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Part 3 of a 3-Part Dope Rider

And here's the dramatic conclusion.


Part 2 of a 3-Part Dope Rider

I've gotta start putting titles on these strips instead of guessing what month they appeared in High Times, as I've lost track. Anyway, this one picks up after Dope Rider, Dilly, and the Chief set off in the airship. I'll call it "Dope Rider Hits Denver."


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Erich Meyerhoff (1919 - 2015)

Erich Meyerhoff was a longtime friend of my wife's family. He was in charge of the Cornell Medical Library for many years and when I moved to New York in 1970 to go to Cooper Union School of Art he gave me a part time job in the library that kept me afloat. Cooper Union had free tuition bu I had to cover the rent on my Lower East Side apartment--$80 a month in those days. 

Erich was one of those wonderful people you meet now and then. A kind person who was interested in everything.

My sister-in-law took this picture of him a few months ago when he was looking at an album of my recent Dope Rider strips.


Part 1 of a 3-Part Dope Rider

High Times asked me to keep Dope Rider to a single page, but I had an idea I needed three pages for. I figured if I could make each strip self-contained, I could go it. Unfortunately, because of the confusing way I was labeling strips by the month I thought they would appear in, they didn't publish the middle episode. So I'll hold off on that until it appears in the magazine.

Anyway, I particularly liked the way this one turned out.


Recent Dope Rider

I wanted to come up with a Dope Rider graphic so I used it as a wanted poster in this one.

I was up at High Times two weeks ago and it sank in that they're not running a Dope Rider comic every month, so I should stop listing them by date because that's probably wrong. I only get into New York every few months, and that's when I pick up the latest issues, so I'm not exactly on top of things. I did find out I'm ahead of schedule so I took a Christmas break and will try to come up with something good this month. My Happy New Year's wishes for everyone!