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

Dope Rider Gets Noticed

This blog has been averaging less than ten hits a day, sometimes only two or three, but since it was featured in Dangerous Minds and Gawker a couple of days ago I've been getting over 5,000 hits a day. When this kind of thing happens I feel like the Steve Martin character in "The Jerk" when he sees his name listed in the telephone book. "I'm somebody now! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people! Things are going to start happening to me now!" Well, we'll see.

To welcome my new visitors I'll post my one-page Dope Rider comic from January's High Times. I'll be putting up more of these new strips a few months after the issue in which they appeared is off the stands.

4 comments:

  1. not gonna lie man, it was the gawker article what brought me here, but I stayed for the humor & Magritte references. keep up the amazing work, & I look forward to the Dope Rider omnibus; perfect with some Spindrift & O.G. Kush...

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    1. Thanks for staying! I'm grateful for the attention the Gawker piece brought to the old work.

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  2. I first saw some Dope Rider panels in random places around the internet, but never with any source info. It wasn't until I picked up the 40th anniversary High Times issue that I saw the Dope Rider issue and fell in love and tracked down the rest. Glad to hear that a published collection is coming

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate that. There are a few publishers interested, so we'll see who is in a position to do the best job with it.

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