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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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Part 1 of a 3-Part Dope Rider

High Times asked me to keep Dope Rider to a single page, but I had an idea I needed three pages for. I figured if I could make each strip self-contained, I could go it. Unfortunately, because of the confusing way I was labeling strips by the month I thought they would appear in, they didn't publish the middle episode. So I'll hold off on that until it appears in the magazine.

Anyway, I particularly liked the way this one turned out.


  1. Love the look of this one, and I'm glad to see another multi-installment adventure, those are always great. What issue of High Times does this appear in, and what is that Hebrew word?

  2. The Hebrew letters spell god, or Yahweh. I think it's the December 2015 issue. But they forgot to run the next episode in January, so it will be run out of order. Doesn't matter too much, they were intended to work as stand-alones.

  3. Awesome! Justice in the desert! LMAO!