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, October 22, 2015

A Dope Rider Tattoo

Dope Rider fan Kevin Sparks of California sent me photos of a tattoo he got, using an image from the "Matinee Idyll" adventure.

I love it!

Kevin wrote, "I have admired Dope Rider for some time now, as the very concept brings together two of my greatest loves: westerns and psychedelia. In fact, I fell so hard for Dope Rider that I used an image from the original run of the comic in a tattoo commemorating a traumatic injury I suffered last year. The colors are holding up well and I get compliments on it all the time. That's also a good way for me to spread the gospel of Dope Rider to those who are unfamiliar with your work. The ink was done by Stewart at Old Crow in Oakland, CA. Again, thank you so much for the inspiration!"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dope Rider, High Times, August 2015

This one's a little different. I had just got back from New Orleans, which might explain it.