All the 1970s - 80s Dope Riders, along with other of my comics, are in my anthology Awaiting the Collapse. The comics I've done from 2015 through 2020 are in my new anthology, A Fistful of Delirium. Both are available at If you'd like to purchase Dope Rider merchandise, visit my Dope Rider Store at Your patronage is most appreciated!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Dope Rider, "Bong Trip"

Sometimes I get inspiration from a book. I read a biography of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, who once told his studio musicians to pretend they had been swallowed by their instruments. It occurred to me that Dope Rider might be swallowed by his bong.


Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

 From this right here...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Skeleton Cowboy

 I saw this Halloween lawn decoration advertised in my Facebook feed. Pretty cool and ridiculously cheap, but I've had mostly bad experiences ordering products shipped from god-knows-where and advertised on Facebook. One didn't come, another arrived broken, and others were nothing like what was depicted. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Dope Rider, "Face Off"

Obviously, I'd like all of my Dope Rider strips to be equally good, but because of the way I work, revising the art and the copy until the last minute, I never know how they're going to turn out until they're done. Sometimes they're as good as I had hoped and other times I'm a little disappointed. This one is among my favorites. 

Great review of "A Fistful of Delirium"

 Great review of "A Fistful of Delirium" from Solar: The Online Literary Magazine for Comics.

Stoned Again: Ryan Carey reviews DOPE RIDER: A FISTFUL OF DELIRIUM by Paul Kirchner

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dope Rider, "Redline"

 I saw an anime, "Redline" (2009), that impressed me a lot with its crazy energy. I thought I'd try to approximate that level of energy minus the animation.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Reviews of "A Fistful of Delirium"

Three reviews of my collection of recent Dope Rider strips, A Fistful of Delirium.  Signed copies, with a sketch, available from me at

Forces of Geek Review

The Comics Journal Review

Publishers Weekly

I'm very impressed with the perspicacity of these reviewers!