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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Thursday, October 5, 2017

El Muertorider

I visited the Peterson automobile museum in Los Angeles recently. A standout exhibit for me was "El Muertorider," a 1968 Chevrolet Impala painted in Day of the Dead imagery by artists John Jota LeaƱos and Artemio Rodriguez. I wanted to share my photos here.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dope Rider, "Ed's Garage"

A follow-up to my earlier strip featuring Ed, gas station owner and purveyor of small batch, artisanal hash oils.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dope Rider & Me

Here's me, acting out the gravedigger scene from Hamlet: "Alaspoor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. . ."

My wife took this picture of me as I was working on my next Dope Rider. It's a plastic model skull I put together back in the 1970s and I have been referring to it ever since when I draw the Lone Stoner.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pictures of Tom Conroy

Going through a lot of things as I prepare to move, I came across some photos of my friend and mentor Tom Conroy, taken in the 1980s.

Photo of Tom and his cat taken in New York in 1984.

Tom and his late wife Carole taken in Houston on Memorial Day, 1987.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dope Rider, "Rug"

I got this idea while sitting in the waiting room at the chiropractor's office, staring at the carpet and spacing out, much as you see here. I'm not much like Dope Rider, but maybe a little. It's one of my favorites among the recent strips.