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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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Return of Dope Rider, High Times, November 2014

Way back when I was doing Dope Rider for High Times, I was also doing "the bus" for Heavy Metal, and at the end of 2013 I decided to try to bring the latter back. It had gotten renewed attention with the beautiful hard-cover collection put out by Tanibis, and I thought if I did some new strips there might be a magazine that would run them. Unfortunately the magazine business isn't what it was 30 years ago, so no luck there, but High Times responded to my submission by asking if I could do a Dope Rider adventure for their 40th anniversary issue. I did a three-pager, they liked it (actually, loved it but I hate to brag), and I've been doing a one-page story every month since January. It's great to bring the Bone Stoner back to life (as it were).

I'm working on a fully restored anthology of Dope Riders, which Tanibis will publish in the coming year. (If you want to buy a copy of "the bus" through Amazon, please scroll through the sellers until you come to me. When you order from me you get a signed copy. )





2 comments:

  1. I love how nearly 30 years later both you and Dope Rider fall right back into that magic rhythm to give us more of the boned stoner's (or stoned boner's?) adventures

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  2. Where can you find all the old comics?

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