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.

If you'd like a collection of all the original Dope Riders in one volume, look for my anthology Awaiting the Collapse on ebay or Amazon. If you'd like to purchase Dope Rider merchandise, visit my Dope Rider Store at CafePress.com and click on a design you like. Your patronage is most appreciated!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Dope Rider "Day in the Life"

My French publisher, Tanibis Editions, has just put out an anthology of my work titled Awaiting the Collapse. It contains all my old Dope Rider episodes from the 1970s through 1980s, fully restored and recolored, as well as other artwork from that period. In order that there not be any blank pages, I did some spot illustrations, among them five Dope Rider drawings. At the time I was completing this work I was also in the process of moving out of my house and it was difficult to keep up with the monthly strip for High Times, so I used the five spot drawings to make the one page comic below. The following month I was not able to meet my deadline--I had no studio set up--so there's an issue of High Times missing a Dope Rider (I think the October issue), but since then I'm back on schedule.

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