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, January 3, 2018

Dope Rider, "Close Encounter"

If you're exceptionally observant, you might notice that the alien's name is spelled "MARTIN," with the letters turned at different angles. Martin as in the Looney Tunes character Martin the Martian. (Oops--a commenter just reminded me it's Marvin the Martian. My bad.)


  1. Dope Ride-uhhhh! That's the way I always hear it in my head ; Great stuff!

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