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!
Sunday, January 3, 2016
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.
Anyway, I particularly liked the way this one turned out.
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!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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!"