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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Friday, May 1, 2020

Dope Rider, "Showdown"

This Dope Rider seems very topical during this period of quarantine, if you see yourself as Dope Rider and Wild Bill as COVID-19. Who can out-wait whom?


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cartoon Character Skulls

Some clever person created models of the skulls of various cartoon characters. Couldn't do it with Dope Rider, he's got the standard-issue skull.

Here's our friend Sponge Bob.


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Dope Rider, "Comic Con"

Remember to click on the image to get a larger, sharper version. (Unless you prefer the smaller, blurrier version, of course. Who am I to judge?)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dope Rider, "Graffiti"

This idea popped into my head when I was looking at some interesting graffiti on a bridge abutment. What happens on the other side of the wall?