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, November 20, 2016

Dope Rider, "The Spirit of Ganja"

Sometimes I can clearly recall where the idea for a Dope Rider strip came from and sometimes I can't. In this case, I can. There is a commenter at this blog who calls himself "Prophet of Ganja." I like that name but made it Spirit of Ganja for this cartoon. I was also inspired by a tapestry at the hospice where my beloved mother-in-law resided for a few weeks before her death in June 2016. I don't think my character looks much like the one in the picture below, but it put the image into my head.


  1. Wow, that is so cool! I'm honored that I could help with inspiration.

    I am also sorry to hear about the passing of a loved one, that is always hard. Much love to you and yours

    1. I give credit where credit is due, Prophet! And I appreciate the good wishes.