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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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dope Rider Tattoo

I always get a kick out of seeing my creation permanently inscribed on human flesh. I just got an email from Anthea Tan of Traditions Tattoo Collective in Singapore, whose artist handle on Instagram is @ratking. She sent me a iPhone photo of an excellent portrait she did of Dope Rider on what she describes as "a client with good taste."

She writes, "Well wishes from a fan in a land where joints still get you thrown in jail, or worst (depending on the amount :p), sent to the gallows."

Below is the tattoo after some additional work was done, with the "I'm only in it for the entropy" line from the "Beans for All" story. (BTW, I got some lines from my friend Tom Conroy but that one's mine.)

1 comment:

  1. WICKED.

    To say I am somewhat giddy would be a minor understatement. Anthea is a wicked chick.