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 www.paulkirchner.com. If you'd like to purchase Dope Rider merchandise, visit my Dope Rider Store at CafePress.com. Your patronage is most appreciated!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Dope Rider, "Party"

This Dope Rider strip came about through a different process than I normally use. Usually, I first think of a strong visual and build the story around it. In this case, the idea came first. I've found that it's important to my sense of well-being not to admit too many negative influences into my mind, whether from entertainment, the news media, or even people I know who tend to be negative, and I wanted to construct a story based on this thought. I couldn't say much about this concept without getting too wordy and not very entertaining. However, I think the page is redeemed by showing as attendees at the TEOTWAWKI* party every character, major or minor, who has ever appeared in a previous strip.





















*The End Of The World As We Know It.


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.