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
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Also in the book are the best of my Screw covers, some of my Heavy Metal stories, and a previously unpublished story I did a few years ago.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:
Friday, November 24, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
My wife took this picture of me as I was working on my next Dope Rider. It's a plastic model skull I put together back in the 1970s and I have been referring to it ever since when I draw the Lone Stoner.