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 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, February 9, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
What's next? I understand that when you turn 100 you can get a shout-out on the Today show and an autopen-signed letter from the president.
As a present, my daughter Toni did a portrait of me surrounded by the character I created. I've never rendered Doper Rider's sidekick Dilly this well.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The book contains all my old Dope Riders, plus the one I did for High Times' 40th anniversary issue that got the series restarted. Altogether 41 pages of Dope Rider, the art fully restored and recolored. Episodes that were published in black and white have been colored for this anthology.
Also in the book are the best of my Screw covers, some of my Heavy Metal stories, and a previously unpublished story I did a few years ago.
Also a lengthy afterword by me attempting to explain my life and work.
You can buy a signed copy of the book from me through Amazon or you may buy it directly from me for $32, post-paid. I'll try to spam-proof my email address: pkirchner [aa tt] comcast [dd oo tt] net. (If I get a torrent of spam I'll know this didn't work.)
Back Cover (an illustration I did for the New York Times in 1976):
Early Dope Rider adventure, newly colored: