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!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dope Rider, "Moods"

I was pleased with this Dope Rider strip because it is such a stylistic departure from anything I had done previously. Gotta think of more such crazy stuff, but unhinging the brain properly is always a challenge. You don't want it completely off the hinges...


  1. You should put this up for sale as a poster!

  2. Ha ha, maybe so but I don't know how I would market that. Cafepress hasn't worked out very well for me.

  3. put it for order in hightimes maybe?

  4. The perfect blend of Crumb's Stoned Again and Warhol!


    1. Thanks! I'm happy to be halfway between Crumb and anyone.