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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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Sign?

Finished coloring another Dope Rider page today and went outside to do some brush clearing in this hot, humid weather. Afterward, I thought the sweat stains on my right-hand work glove looked rather skull-like. A message from beyond?


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dope Rider Tattoo

I always get a kick out of seeing my creation permanently inscribed on human flesh. I just got an email from Anthea Tan of Traditions Tattoo Collective in Singapore, whose artist handle on Instagram is @ratking. She sent me a iPhone photo of an excellent portrait she did of Dope Rider on what she describes as "a client with good taste."

She writes, "Well wishes from a fan in a land where joints still get you thrown in jail, or worst (depending on the amount :p), sent to the gallows."


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...